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 Elements Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Sequence of events in a story plot
where and when the story takes place setting
the people in the story characters
problem the characters are facing conflict
type of conflict within themselves internal
conflict with outside forces external
most exciting part of the story, turning point climax
central part of story that builds to turning point risingaction
events that follow the climax that lead reader to the end fallingaction
part of the story in which you know the problems are solved resolution
part of the story that takes you back to an event that already occurred in the past flashback
where the author gives you a hint as to what may happen later in the story foreshadowing
central idea or message theme
the difference between what is expected and what actually happens irony
the emotion/feeling that is the author is trying to create mood
the beginning of a plot map that sets the story and tells characters exposition

Story Element Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

the "good" guy, the main character protagonist
the "bad" guy, the character in opposition to the main character. antagonist
the author's attitude towards the topic tone
a voice outside the story narrating the events third person
the message of the story theme
where and when the story takes place setting
a character within the story tells the events first person
hints about what will happen later in a text foreshadowing
tension, uncertainty that keeps the reader reading on. suspense
the complete sequence of events which involves characters in conflict. plot
the turning point, the most exciting part of the story when the conflict is settled. climax
how the story actually ends resolution
revealing what happened in a time before the events of the story. flashback
part of the story that establishes the main character, setting, and conflict. exposition
what drives a story, opposing forces or characters against one another. conflict
the complications that get in the way of the main character solving his/her conflict. rising action
action that directly follows the climax of the story. falling action
how the story makes the reader feel mood

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

Plot Elements Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

the main character in the story protagonist
one who opposes the main character antagonist
events that lead to the end of a story falling action
the problem in a story conflict
the time and place a story occurs setting
the sequence of events in a story plot
this struggle can be internal or external conflict
the message of the story theme
the turning point of the story climax
what leads up to the climax rising action
where the author ties up loose ends resolution
part of the story that introduces the characters and setting exposition

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

Story Elements Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The main character in a story Protagonist
The character who opposes the main character in a story antagonist
The Problem in a story conflict
The time and place a story occurs setting
The sequence of events in a story plot
An example of internal conflict man vs himself
An example of external conflict manvsman
The message can be directly stated or implied. DIFFERENT from topic theme
The high point of the story climax
This type of character can change because of the events in the story dynamic
This type of character stays the same throughout a story static
The french word for the end of the story where everything is settled denouement
The part of the story where the action is building risingaction
The part of the story where things start to settle fallingaction
There are four different types of this, one of which can be omniscient pointofview
Short story we read about a war thesniper
Short story we read about the sun all summer in a day
This is also known as the beginning of the plot exposition

Short Story Elements Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

the plan or main story of a play or novel. PLOT
literary element that involves a struggle between two opposing forces, usually a protagonist and an antagonist. conflict
the central idea, message explored in the story. THEME
is the section of the plot leading up to the climax, in which the tension stemming from the story's central conflict grows through successive plot developments rising action
is the section of the plot leading up to the climax, in which the tension stemming from the story's central conflict grows through successive plot developments Resolution
People in the story (can be animals, forces of nature, inanimate objects) character
Details before the resolution, loose ends are tied up, usually very brief. Falling Action
Where and when a story takes place. Setting
The main character, usually the one the audience identifies with. Protagonist
The beginning of a story that exposes or introduces the background. Includes the setting and the characters. Exposition
The point at which the intensity of the action rises to a high point. The problem or conflict comes to a head. CLIMAX
The character who is opposed to (against) or competes with another Antagonist

Reading Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

words that sound like the noise they make Onomatopoeia
the sequence of events in a story Plot
the repetition of consonant sounds Alliteration
the lesson of the story Moral
the time and place of the story Setting
part of the story in which characters and the setting is introduced Exposition
the ending of the story in which things are wrapped up Resolution
the turning point of a story Climax
events leading up to the main conflict in the story Rising Action
events leading up to the conclusion of the story Falling Action
a struggle between opposing forces Conflict
a struggle within Internal Conflict
a struggle with an outside force External Conflict
descriptive words Imagery
works specific to a certain profession or organization Jargon
the bad guy in the story Antagonist
the good guy in the story Protagonist
A contrast between what is expected and what actually exists or happens Irony
Text that uses false or misleading information to present a certain point of view Propaganda
an expression that has a meaning different from the meaning of its individual words Idiom

Elements of Plot Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

sequence of events plot
struggle between opposing characters conflict
introduces the characters, setting, and conflict exposition
where the conflict takes place rising action
the turning point or most intense part climax
tying together of threads; solution resolution
tells character's personality direct characterization
shows character's personality indirect characterization
person or animal in a story character
where and when the story takes place setting
conflict that is inside; man vs. man internal
conflict that is visible; man vs. man, nature, or society external
what characters say to each other dialogue
gives clues about the future foreshadowing
recalling memories of the past flashback
stories about imaginary people or events fiction
stories about real people or events nonfiction

short story unit Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

normally the main character protagonist
information about characters, setting and problem exposition
person/thing in conflict with the protagonist antagonist
time and place setting
main message or big idea theme
struggle between two forces conflict
events in the story plot
when the conflict begins initial incident
body of the story that leads up to the climax rising action
turning point climax
events that wrap up the conflct falling action
ending of story conclusion
narrator is participate "I" first person
reader is participate "you" second person
watching the action happen to others third person
only seeing a small portion of information through one character limited
knowing all that is happening to all characters omniscient
what the author leads you to feel tone
comparison of two things using like or as simile
direct comparison metaphor
giving non-humans things human qualities personification
words that imitate sound onomatopoeia
hinting at things to come in the future foreshadowing
when the opposite of what you expect happens Irony
the use of an object to represent an idea or feeling symbolism
referring to an event in the characters past to reveal more information flashback