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How the author presents the story to a reader; second person, first person, third person Point of view
Message of the story; the big idea Theme
The choice of words by the writer/author Diction
Figure of speech which depends on a non-literal meaning of the words used. ex; simile, metaphor Figurative Language
Figure of speech that makes a comparison using words "like" or "as" Simile
Brief and indirect reference to a person, place, thing or idea of historical, cultural, literary, or political significance. Allusion
Parts of the sentence are grammatically the same or similar in construction Parallelism
One long syllable followed by a short syllable Trochaic
Having two successful lines that rhyme in a verse Couplet
"not so awkward" pause in the middle of a line of poetry Caesura
A recurring element that holds a symbolic meaning/significance in a story Motif
Comparing two unlikely things in a clever way Conceit
Using large groups to refer to a smaller group or vice versa Synecdoche
a literary technique that is lyrical in nature, but not very lengthy Ode
Illustrating one or more lessons/principles in an instructive way Parable
The person telling the story and setting the point of view Narrator
Includes animals, legendary creatures, plants, inanimate objects or forces of nature to show a moral lesson Fable
Person who is understood to be speaking Persona
Literal definition of a word Denotation
Developing characters and creating images of the characters for the readers Characterization

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literary devices Crossword

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literary device which can be defined as the resolution of the issue  of a complicated plot in fiction. denouement
a word, which imitates the natural sounds of a thing. It creates a sound effect that mimics the thing described, making the description more expressive and interesting. onomatopoeia
a literary device where words are used in quick succession and begin with letters belonging to the same sound group. Whether it is the consonant sound or a specific vowel group, the alliteration involves creating a repetition of similar sounds in the sentence. alliteration
literary device wherein the author uses specific words and phrases that exaggerate and overemphasize the basic crux of the statement in order to produce a grander, more noticeable effect. hyperbole
usually refers to the sequence of events and happenings that make up a story. Speaker:In writing, the speaker is the voice that speaks behind the scene plot
literary device that is used step by step in literature to highlight and explain the details about a character in a story. characterization
the actual definition of the word rather than the nuances of its meaning or the feelings it implies denotation
It can be defined in a literary work as a voice or an assumed role of a character, which represents the thoughts of a writer, or a specific person the writer wants to present as his mouthpiece. persona
:In literature, it is described as a didactic lesson given through some sort of animal story fable
figure of speech, which presents a short story, typically with a moral lesson at the end. parable
a lyrical stanza written in praise for a person, event, or thing. The form developed in Ancient Greece and had a very specific and elaborate structure involving three parts known as the strophe, antistrophe, and epode. ode
The person telling the story who may or may not be a character in the story. narrator
literary devices that uses a part of something to refer to the whole or vice versa. It is somewhat rhetorical in nature, where the entire object is represented by way of a fraction of it or a fraction of the object is symbolized by the whole synechdoche
extended metaphor in a poem conceit
any element, subject, idea or concept that is constantly present through the entire body of literature. Using a motif refers to the repetition of a specific theme dominating the literary work motif
One such pause is known as “caesura,” which is a rhythmical pause in a poetic line or a sentence caesura
literary device which can be defined as having two successive rhyming lines in a verse and has the same meter to form a complete thought. It is marked by a usual rhythm, rhyme scheme and incorporation of specific utterances   couplet
Because each foot consists of two syllables, the trochaic is known as a duple meter. trochaic
the use of components in a sentence that are grammatically the same; or similar in their construction, sound, meaning, or meter. Parallelism examples are found in literary works as well as in ordinary conversations. parallelism
a brief and indirect reference to a person, place, thing or idea of historical, cultural, literary or political significance allusion
figure of speech that makes a comparison, showing similarities between two different things. Unlike a metaphor, a simile draws resemblance with the help of the words “like” or “as.” simile
any figure of speech which depends on a non-literal meaning of some or all of the words used. figurative language
the distinctive tone or tenor of an author’s writings. Diction is not just a writer's choice of words it can include the mood, attitude, dialect and style of writing. diction
an enduring pattern or motif throughout the literary work, occurring in a complex, long winding manner or it can be short and succinct and provide a certain insight into the story. theme
perspective of which a story is told point of view

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Literary Terms Crossword

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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

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Literary Terms, Elements, & Devices Crossword

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The mode of narration that an author employs to let the readers “hear” and “see” what takes place in a story, poem, essay etc. Point of view
A main idea or an underlying meaning of a literary work, which may be stated directly or indirectly. Theme
The choice and use of words and phrases in speech or writing. Diction
Language that uses words or expressions with a meaning that is different from the literal interpretation. Figurativelanguage
A figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind, used to make a description more emphatic, introduced by like or as. Simile
An expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it explicitly; an indirect or passing reference. Allusion
The use of components in a sentence that are grammatically the same; or similar in their construction, sound, meaning, or meter. Parallelism
A type of verse that consists of or features trochees; a metrical foot consisting of a stressed syllable followed by an unstressed one. Trochaic
Two lines of verse, usually in the same meter and joined by rhyme, that form a unit. Couplet
A pause/break near the middle of a line. Caesura
An object or idea that repeats itself throughout a literary work. Motif
A kind of metaphor that compares two very unlike things in a surprising and clever way. Often, conceits are extended metaphors that dominate an entire passage or poem. Conceit
A figure of speech in which a part is made to represent the whole or vice versa.
Narrator: The voice that an author takes on to tell a story.
Ode: A lyric poem devoted to the praise of a particular subject, often elevated in style or manner. Synecdoche
A short allegorical story designed to illustrate or teach some truth, religious principle, or moral lesson. Parable
A short story, typically with animals as characters, conveying a moral. Fable
When a character or narrator through whom the author speaks in a literary work, the voice of the author. Persona
The literal or primary meaning of a word, in contrast to the feelings or ideas that the word suggests. Denotation
The creation or construction of a fictional character. Characterization
A literary term used to describe the events that make up a story, or the main part of a story. Plot
In poetry, the speaker is the voice behind the poem—the person we imagine to be saying the thing out loud. Speaker
Exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally for the sake of emphasis. Hyperbole
A stylistic device in which a device in which a number of words, having the same first consonant sound, occur close together in a series. Alliteration
A word which imitates the natural sounds of a thing. Onomatopoeia

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Literary Terms Crossword

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A story with a hidden meaning Allegory
The repetition of initial consonant sounds alliteration
A reference to another work, person, etc. allusion
The opposite antonym
In time order; order of appearance Chronological
The turning point Climax
The emotional meaning attached to a word Connotation
The passage surrounding a word or idea context
A two line stanza Couplet
The dictionary definition Denotation
The resolution; ending of the story Denouement
Regional speech patterns Dialect
Characters are directly described by the author Direct Characterization
The readers knows what is going to occur, but not the characters DramaticIrony
The beginning of the story Exposition
A metaphor that is extended throughout the work Extendedmetaphor
A story that contains a moral Fable
Events leading to the resolution Falling Action
Language not meant to be taken literally Figurative
Narrator is a character First Person
A reference to an earlier happening Flashback
Giving hints of events to come Foreshadowing
Extreme exaggeration Hyperbole
A phrase that does not make literal sense Idiom
Character traits are shown by actions Indirect characterization
A difference between what is expected and what actually occurs Irony
A story that has been passed down Legend
A short, funny Irish poem Limerick
The point the author is trying to convey Main Idea

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75 Literary Terms, Elements, & Devices Word Search

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Alliteration
Allusion
Antagonist
Antithesis
Archetype
Assonance
Caesura
Characterization
Colloquial
Conceit
consonance
Couplet
Dialect
Diction
Fable
Figurative Language
Foreshadow
Hyperbole
Iambic
Imagery
In Medias Res
Irony
Jargon
Juxtaposition
Litotes
Meter
Mood
Motif
Narrator
Ode
Onomatopoeia
Parable
Parallelism
Persona
Personification
Plot
Point Of View
Polyayndeton
Protagonist
Quatrain
Rhyme
Rhythm
Sarcasm
Satire
Similes
Soliloquy
Speaker
Stanza
Stereotype
Structure
Synecdoche
Syntax
Theme
Tragedy
Trochaic
Tone
Turning Point

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Figurative Language Crossword

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Comparison using like or as Simile
Comparison NOT using like or as Metaphor
Giving human characteristics to animals or inanimate objects Personification
The use of words that imitate sounds: crash, bang, hiss, splat Onomatopoeia
Two contradictory ideas side by side: jumbo shrimp or cruel kindness Oxymoron
An obvious and intentional exaggeration not meant to be taken seriously. Hyperbole
A brief and indirect reference to a person, place, thing or idea of historical, cultural, literary or political significance. Allusion
A set expression or phrase that is not meant to be interpreted literally: Every cloud has a silver lining. Idiom
Writing or speech that appeals to one or more of the five senses-sight, sound, smell, taste,and touch. This language creates word pictures, or images. Imagery
Concrete objects that represent abstract ideas, feelings, or thoughts Symbolism
The repetition of consonant sounds in the beginning of words: nodded, nearly, napping Alliteration
Words are used in such a way that their intended meaning is different from the actual meaning of the words Irony
A play on words Pun
The presentation of something as being smaller, worse, or less important than it actually is Understatement
The use of irony to mock or convey contempt. Sarcasm
sarcasm, irony, simile, personification, pun, metaphor, onomatopoeia, idiom, understatement, imagery, symbolism, oxymoron, hyperbole, allusion, alliteration Figurative Language

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PSSA Literary Terms Crossword

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The term for words that mean the same thing Synonyms
Pairs of words that have opposite, or nearly opposite, meanings Antonyms
The methods a writer uses to develop the personality of the character Characterization
The figurative language term for an exaggeration Hyperbole
A reference in a work of literature to a well known character, place, or situartion in history, politics, or science or from another wrok of literature, music, or art. Allusion
The point of greatest emotional intensity, interest, or suspence in a narrative; turning point Climax
The use of clues by an author to prepare readers for events that will happen in a story Foreshadowing
Language that emphasizes sensory impressions to help the reader of a literary work see, hear, feel, smell, and taste the scenes desrcibed in the work Imagery
The term for when the opposite of what is expected or said occurs Irony
The emotional quality or atmosphere of a story or poem Mood
The part of the plot in which the characters, setting, and situation are introduced Exposition
The central struggle between opposing forces in a story or drama Conflict
A prose narrative in which situations and characters are invented by the writer Fiction
Mode of writing that tells a story Narrative
The relationship of the narrator, or storyteller, to the story (1st or 3rd) Point Of View
The part of a plot that concludes the falling action by revealing or suggesting the outcome of the conflict Resolution
A figure of speech that compares or equates seeminglingy unlike things. Implies the comparison rather than stating it with "like" or "as" Metaphor
A figure of speech in which an animal, object, or idea is given human form or characteristics Personification
A figure of speech using like or as to compare seemingly unlike things Simile
The use of images to represent internal realities Symbolism
The attitude of the narrator toward the subject, ideas, theme, or characters Tone
The main idea of the story. Usually expressed asa a general statement Theme

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Literary Devices Crossword

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Repetition of a beginning sound for effect. Alliteration
Reference to a well known character or event from history, literature etc. Allusion
Repetition of the sound of a vowel or diphthong. Ex: belt, felt Assonance
Reassurance of similar sounds especially consonants. Ex: pitter, patter. Consonance
A positive statement expressed by negating its opposite expressions. Litotes
a long narrative poem about someone who does heroic deeds. Ex: The Oddessy Epic
Language that uses words or expressions with a meaning that is different from the literal interpretation. Figurative Language
Poetry that is free from limitations of regular meter or rhythm and does not rhyme with fixed forms. Free Verse
Extreme Exaggeration. Hyperbole
Phrase or word stating one unlike thing is another Metaphor
Words that imitate sound. Onomatopoeia
Giving human qualities to inanimate objects. Personification
Repeats same word or phrase to make idea more clear Repetition
Correspondence of sound between the words or the endings of words especially when these are at the ends of lines of poetry. Rhyme
Comparing two unlike things using 'like' or 'as' Simile
The person telling the story. (Not to be confused with author) Speaker
A group of lines forming the basic reassuring metrical unit in a poem; a verse, Stanza
Mental Picture created by the way the author writes Imagery
Story poem or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one. Ex: Animal Farm Allegory
Phrase so overused it lost its original meaning. Cliche
The use of humor, irony exaggeration or ridicule to expose and criticize peoples stupidity or vices. Ex: Animal Farm Satire

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#1-25 Literary Terms Crossword

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is the perspective from which a story is narrated. Point of View
the central topic or idea explored in a text. Theme
the style of speaking or writing, determined by the choice of words by a speaker or a writer. Diction
is any figure of speech which depends on a non-literal meaning of some or all of the words used. Figurative Language
an explicit comparison between two unlike things through the use of connecting words, usually “like” or “as.” Simile
is a literary device used to reference another object outside of the work of literature. Allusion
is the use of components in a sentence that are grammatically the same; or similar in their construction, sound, meaning, or meter. Parallelism
a two-syllable metrical pattern in poetry in which a stressed syllable is followed by an unstressed syllable. Trochaic
a literary device that can be defined as having two successive rhyming lines in a verse, and has the same meter to form a complete thought. Couplet
a break, especially a sense pause, usually near the middle of a verse, and marked in scansion by a double vertical line Caesura
an object or idea that repeats itself throughout a literary work. Motif
uses an extended metaphor that compares two very dissimilar things. Conceit
a figure of speech in which a part is used for the whole or the whole for a part, the special for the general or the general for the special. Synecdoche
the person from whose perspective the story is told. Narrator
a form of poetry such as sonnet or elegy. is a literary technique that is lyrical in nature, but not very lengthy. Ode
is a figure of speech, which presents a short story, typically with a moral lesson at the end. Parable
is a literary device that can be defined as a concise and brief story intended to provide a moral lesson at the end. Fable
the list of characters and cast in a play or a drama. Persona
literal or dictionary meanings of a word in contrast to its connotative or associated meanings. Denotation
a literary device that is used step-by-step in literature to highlight and explain the details about a character in a story. Characterization
a literary term used to describe the events that make up a story, or the main part of a story. Plot
the voice that speaks in a poem Speaker
is a figure of speech that involves an exaggeration of ideas for the sake of emphasis. Hyperbole
is the repetition of the same consonant sounds at the beginning of words that are in close proximity to each other. Alliteration
refers to a word that phonetically mimics or resembles the sound of the thing it describes. Onomatopoeia

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Poetic Devices and Literary Terms Crossword Puzzle

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the central idea, topic, or point of a story, essay, or narrative theme
the word choice and phrasing in any written or spoken text diction
words or phrases that has other meaning(s) than it's normal definition figurative language
the comparison of two things using the words "like" or "as" simile
a reference to something; when a writer mentions some other work, or refers to an earlier part of the current work allusion
a verse or poem written in trochees trochaic
two successive rhyming lines in a verse and has the same meter to form a complete thought couplet
a pause in a line of poetry that is formed by the rhythms of natural speech rather than by metrics caesura
an extended metaphor with a complex logic that governs a poetic passage or entire poem conceit
a form of poetry such as sonnet or elegy; a literary technique that is lyrical in nature, but not very lengthy ode
the voice behind the poem - the person we imagine to be saying the thing out loud speaker
the use of over-exaggeration for the purpose of creating emphasis or being humorous, but it is not intended to be taken literally hyperbole
two or more words in a phrase or line of poetry that share the same beginning sound alliteration
a word, which imitates the natural sounds of a thing onomatopoeia
employs an understatement by using double negatives or, in other words, positive statement is expressed by negating its opposite expressions litote
a stylistic device in which several coordinating conjunctions are used in succession in order to achieve an artistic effect polysyndeton
when a thing, an idea, or an animal is given human attributes personification
the repetition of a vowel sound or diphthong in non-rhyming words assonance
the deliberate repetition of the first part of the sentence in order to achieve an artistic effect anaphora
a division of four or more lines having a fixed length, meter, or rhyming scheme stanza
repetitive sounds produced by consonants within a sentence or phrase consonance
a literary element that evokes certain feelings or vibes in readers through words and descriptions mood
informal words, phrases, or even slang in a piece of writing colloquial
implicit, implied,or hidden comparisons between two things that are unrelated, but which share some common characteristics metaphor
a figure of speech in which two opposite ideas are joined to create an effect oxymoron
the repetiton of the same or similar sounds that occurs in two or more words, usually at the end of lines in poems or songs rhyme
when a poen consists of foots containing unaccented and short syllables followed by a long and accented syllable in a single line of a poem iambic
a verse with four lines, or even a full poem containing four lines, having an independent and separate theme quatrain
a literary device that demonstrates the long and short patterns through stressed and unstressed syllables, particularly in verse form rhythm
a figure of speech sometimes represented by exclamation "O" apostrophe
a stylistic device used in literature and poetry to intentionally eliminate conjunctions between the phrases and in the sentence, yet maintain the grammatical accuracy asyndeton
a statement that appears to be self-contadictory or silly but may include a latent truth paradox
an attitude of a writer toward a subject or an audience tone
the use of figurative language to represent objects, actions, and ideas in such a way thag it appeals to our physical senses imagery
a unit of rhythm in poetry, the pattern of the beats; a foot meter

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