Type
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external
internal
characters
setting
poetry
biography
non fiction
fiction
indent
dialogue
conflict
antagonist
protagonist
genre
theme
resolution
falling action
climax
rising action
exposition
Plot

Story Elements Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

the problem in a story conflict
the "bad guy" in a story antagonist
the time and place a story occurs setting
the author's message to the reader theme
part of the story that introduces the characters, setting, and conflict exposition
the action in the story plot
this kind of character changes because of the story's events dynamic
the turning point of the story climax
the final end of the story resolution
the "good guy" in the story protagonist
part of the story where the author ties up loose ends falling action
a struggle in the story conflict
the kind of character that stays the same throughout the story static
the development of the story rising action
the main person, animal, or object in a story character
where and when the story takes place setting
events that lead to the end of a story falling action
this message can be stated directly or implied theme
part of story where the conflict is solved resolution
the highest point of interest in a story climax
explains the basics of a story exposition
this struggle can be internal or external conflict
the sequence of events in a story plot
one who opposes the main character antagonist
the character does not change static
an example of internal conflict Man vs. Himself

Literary Terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

literary reference to a familiar thing allusion
conflict with another character Charactervscharacter
the turning point in a story (comes after the rising action) climax
comparison of two or more similar objects analogy
author's own account of his/her own life autobiography
story of a person's life written by someone else biography
the problem; something vs. something else conflict
stretching the truth exaggeration
the begining of a story exposition
kind of writing that explains something expository
category or type (of literature) genre
the lesson of a story theme
person telling the story narrator
words or phrases that convey the opposite meaning or expected outcome irony
problem from INSIDE of a person internal conflict
main character of the story protagonist
sequence of events in a story plot
the author's attitude toward the subject of a work tone
group of lines forming a unit in a poem stanza
point of view in which the reader knows all thoughts, feelings, and actions of all the characters omnicient

Story Elements Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

stanza
alliteration
metephor
idiom
personification
simile
hyperbole
Figurative Language
Imagery
Theme
Resolution
Fall in Action
Climax
Rising Action
Characters
Setting
Conflict
Antagonist
Protagonist
Plot

Literary Terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

What structure do these terms make up? Dramatic
Time and place Setting
Setting Exposition
Opposing force Antagonist
Here/Main Character Protagonist
Storyline Plot
Something that represents something else Symbol
Internal and/or external Conflict
A hint at what is to come Foreshadow
A category of literature Genre
Attitide Tone
Main Idea of an essay Thesis
The dictionary meaning of a word Denotation
Implied meaning Connotation
Compare using like or as SImile
Comparison Metaphor
Events leading to the climax Rising Action
Events leading to the conclusion Falling Action
Conclusion/Closure Resolution
Person telling the story Narrator
Static, dynamic, stock, flat, round Character
Turning Point Climax
Mental pictures Imagery
Contradictory statement Irony
Exaggeration Hyperbole

8th grade lit terms Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

simile
short story
setting
science fiction
rising action
rhyme
repetition
plot
onomotopoea
novel
narrative poetry
mood
minor characters
meter
metaphor
make inferences
main characters
line
key elements of fiction
internal rhyme
internal conflict
imagery
free verse
form
foreshadowing
figurative language
falling action
external conflict
exposition
epic poetry
end rhyme
dynamic character
drama
dialogue
conflicts
climax
characterization
beat
alliteration

Short Story Terminology Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Foreshadowing
External conflict
Internal conflict
Climax
Static character
First person
Second person
Flashback
Third person
Verbal irony
Situational irony
Dramatic irony
Point of view
Theme
Conflict
Plot
Characterization
Protagonist
Antagonist
Setting

Elements of literature Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

people, animals, and personified objects in a story character
character undergoing change protagonist
character causing change antagonist
struggle between two forces conflict
time, place, and climate of a story setting
what happens in a story plot
how the story starts exposition
the events that lead to climax rising action
the highest point of action; turning point climax
tying up of the loose ends falling action
how a story ends resolution
the narrator's position in relation to the story point of view
the underlying, universal message the author is tyring to convey theme

STAAR EOC English Vocabulary Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

tragedy
tone
symbol
theme
protagonist
point of view
plot
personification
oxymoron
onomatopoeia
nonfiction
metaphor
irony
imagery
hyperbole
historical fiction
hero
genre
foreshadowing
flashback
first person pov
figurative language
fiction
falling action
exposition
end rhyme
dialogue
denotation
connotation
conflict
climax
characterization
biography
ballad
autobiography
archetype
antagonist
anecdote
allusion
alliteration

elements of literature Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

plot
resolution
conflict
rising action
characters
theme
climax
voice
protagonist
exposition
setting
antagonist

Plot Structure Terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The beginning of the story Exposition
The series of events that create the story Plot
The character's struggle takes place in his or her own mind Internal Conflict
The type of narration that the author uses to tell the story Point of View
The part of the story where the conflicts are introduced Rising Action
A problem between the character and an outside force External Conflict
The author's message or lesson to the reader Theme
A scene set in a time earlier than the main story the provides extra background about the characters or conflict Flashback
The protagonist changes in a significant (important) way Climax
Where and when the story takes place setting
the people or animals in a story Characters
the story's end Resolution