Literary Vocabulary unit 1 Crossword

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Sep 10, 2016
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a story in which people, things, and actions represent an idea or generalization about life; they often have a strong moral or lesson allegory
a literary reference to a familiar person, place, thing, or event allusion
a comparison of two or more similar objects, suggesting that if they are alike in certain respects, they will probably be alike in other ways as well analogy
Literature in which human errors or problems appear funny – these stories end on a happy note comedy
The set of acts or circumstances surrounding an event or a situation in a piece of literature content
A sudden perception (moment of understanding) that causes a character to change or act in a certain way epiphany
Giving hints or clues of what is to come later in a story foreshadowing
Refers to a category or type of literature based on its style, form and content; the mystery novel is a literary one of these genre
The use of words to create a certain picture in the readers mind; imagery is usually based on sensory details imagery
Using a work or phrase to mean the exact opposite of its literal or normal meaning; there are three kinds irony
An exaggerated form of drama (as in television soap operas) characterized by heavy use of romance, suspense, and emotion melodrama
Writing based on the writer’s memory of a particular time, place, or incident memoir
The feeling a text arouses in the reader mood
A lengthy fictional story with a plot that is revealed by the speech, action and thought of the characters novel
A prose work longer than the standard short story, but shorter and less complex than a full- length novel novella
The vantage point from which the story is told pointofview
applies to the name a writer uses in place of his or her given name pseudonym
The use of praise to mock someone or something, as in “She’s a real winner.” sarcasm
How the author uses words, phrases, and sentences to form his or her ideas style

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Literary Terms Crossword

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May 5, 2016
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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 Crossword

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Sep 8, 2016
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The repetition of constant sounds at the beginning of words Alliteration
The repetition of vowel sounds within the non-rhyming word Assonance
A writers account of his or her own life Autobiography
People animals or imaginary creatures who take part in a work of literature Character
The true account of a persons life written by another person Biography
The point of greatest interest in a story Climax
A struggle between opposing forces Conflict
Ideas and feelings associated with the word Connotation
A rhymed pair of lines may be written in any rhythmic pattern Couplet
A Words dictionary definition Denotation
Form of language that is spoken in a particular place Dialect
Written conversation between two or more characters Dialogue
It's part of a typical story plot Exposition
Stage of the plot in which the story begins to draw to a close in Falling action
Prose writing that tells in imaginary story Fiction
Occurs when a writer provides hints that suggest future events in the story Foreshadowing
Refers to a category in which a work of literature is classified Genre
Figure of speech in which the truth is exaggerated Hyperbole
Expression that has a meeting different from the meaning of the word Idiom
Consists of a word and phrases that appeal to a readers five sense Imagery

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Types of Literature and Literary Device Crossword

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Dec 6, 2016
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literature that is widely acknowledged as having outstanding or enduring qualities classic
a category of literature characterized by similarities in form, style, or subject matter. genre
a type of short story that features folklore or fantasy type characters. fairy tale
a fictional story which often tells about science and technology of the future. science fiction
is a fiction story that uses magic or other supernatural elements in the plot, theme, or setting. fantasy
an attitude a writer takes toward the subject of a work, the characters in it, or the audience, revealed through diction, figurative language, and organization. tone
the spoken or written account of a story narrative
tells the who, what, when, where, and how. exposition
popular stories that convey a moral or lesson employing animals that act like humans and live in a world of wonder and magic. folktale
stories that teach a moral or lesson about life using animals with human characteristics fable
stories based on tradition or legend, which have deep symbolic meaning to convey a "truth" myth
a semi-true story that has been passed on from person to person, and has important meaning or symbolism for the culture in which it originates. legend
an exaggeration of an actual event. tall tale
genre of literature in which vices, follies, abuses, and shortcomings are held up to ridicule. satire
a literary genre that deliberately exaggerates for comic effect. parody
a scene that interrupts the normal chronological sequence of events in a story to depict something that happened at an earlier time. flashback
the expression of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite. irony
a figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes. personification
a vantage point from which the writer tells a story. point of view
deliberately suggesting 2 or more different and sometimes conflicting meanings in a work. ambiguity
comparison made between 2 things to show how they are alike. analogy
opponent who struggles against or blocks the hero of the story. antagonist
is a word or phrase that has become lifeless because of overuse. cliche
the struggle between opposing forces or characters in a story. conflict
the use of hints and clues to suggest what will happen later in the plot. foreshadowing
an atmosphere created by a writers' diction and the details selected. mood
the series of related events in a story. plot
a fixed idea or conception of a character or idea which does not allow for any individuality. stereotype

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25 literary terms Crossword

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Feb 28, 2016
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1.a comparison between two things, typically for the purpose of explanation or clarification analogy
1.a short and amusing or interesting story about a real incident or person anecdote
1.a phrase or opinion that is overused and betrays a lack of original thought cliche
1.the subject of a talk, a piece of writing, a person's thoughts, or an exhibition; a topic theme
a recurring subject, theme, idea, etc., especially in a literary, artistic, or musical work motif
1.an imitation of the style of a particular writer, artist, or genre with deliberate exaggeration for comic effect parody
1.a statement or proposition that, despite sound (or apparently sound) reasoning from acceptable premises, leads to a conclusion that seems senseless, logically unacceptable, or self-contradictory paradox
1.a detailed analysis and assessment of something, especially a literary, philosophical, or political theory critique
1.place or deal with close together for contrasting effect juxtapose
a metaphor introduced and then further developed throughout all or part of a literary work, especially a poem extended metaphor
a play on words pun
the part of a sentence or clause containing a verb and stating something about the subject predicate
1.a subtle difference in or shade of meaning, expression, or sound nuance
a comparison using "like" or "as" simile
a word free from limitations or qualifications absolute
the word, phrase, or clause to which a pronoun refers antecedent
a long narrative poem epic
a sermon homily
the one who tells the story narrator
a story or narrated account narrative
the use of figures of speech to create a vivid image imagery
a conclusion one draws inference
the subject treated in a paragraph or work topic
a humorous imitation of serious work parody
a work in three parts trilogy

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Camerons literary device puzzle Crossword

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Jan 8, 2017
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mode of narration that an author employs to let the readers “hear” and see what takes place pointofview
underlying meaning of a literary piece that may be implicit or explicit theme
choice of words used in a speech or writing diciton
using figures of speech to be more effective, meaningful and persuasive figurativelanguage
a symbolic figure that may reoccur throughout a literary piece motif
arrangement of words and phrases to create well-formed sentences in a language syntax
the repetition of the sound of a vowel in non-rhyming stressed syllables assonance
a group of lines forming the basic reoccurring metrical unit in a poem , a verse stanza
figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable metaphor
a person who tells a story in literature narrator
struggle between two opposing forces conflict
voice behind the poem speaker
occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words alliteration
the literal or primary meaning of a word in contrast to the feeling or ideas that the word suggests denotation
time and place in which a story takes place setting
mask of an actor: list of characters and cast in a play persona
central character or leading figure in poetry , narrative novel or any other story usually named or labeled the “hero” protagonist
series of unfortunate events by which one of more of the literary characters in the story undergo several misfortunes tragedy
the attitude of the writer, conveyed through choice of words or viewpoint expressed tone
unit of rhythm in poetry, with a certain number of syllables, usually two or three meter
particular form of language that is peculiar to a specific region or social group dialect
playing around with words such that the meaning implied by a sentence or word is actually different from literary meaning irony
the use of figurative language to represent objects, actions and ideas in a way it appeals to physical senses imagery
a view fixed on a particular type of person or thing stereotype

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Literary Devices Crossword

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May 1, 2016
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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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Figurative Language Crossword Puzzle

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Oct 13, 2016
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A group of lines in a poem stanza
poets use these to convey a meaning beyond the ordinary meaning figurativelanguage
the way poems are written and may or many not be sentences lines
words or phrases that appeal to the five senses imagery
comparison that does not use like or as metaphor
describes an animal or object with human qualitites personification
comparison using like or as simile
the narrator of the poem speaker
poets use this to reinforce a poem's meaning and mood rhythm
use of rhyming words within a single line of poetry internalrhyme
repeating of words, phrases or lines in a poem repifition
the use of words whose sounds suggest their meaning onomatopoeia
use of rhymes at the end of the lines endrhyme
the pattern created by stressed and unstressed syllales in a line of poetry meter
repeition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words alliteration
the pattern the end rhyme creates rhymescheme
repetition of sounds at the end of the words rhyme
how the writing makes the reader feel mood
exaggeration hyperbole
a phrase or expression that is overused cliche
a word or phrase that means something other than what is actually being said idiom
a play on a words double meaning or pronunciation pun
reference to another person, place, event, literary work, etc. allusion
a comparison between two things, typically on the basis of their structure and for the purpose of explanantion or clarification analogy
arrangement and relaionship of the parts of a piece of writing structure

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Literary Word Crozzword Puzzle Crossword

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Jan 6, 2017
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A stanza of four lines especially one having alternate rhymes Stanza
A style of writing or speaking determined by the choice of words by a speaker or or writer Diction
A figure of speech to represent ideas or qualities not using the words like or as Metaphor
The vocies behind the poems, the person we imagine saying the things out loud. Speaker
The deliberate repetition of the first part of the sentence in order to achieve effect. Anaphora
A category of artistics composition, as in music, or literature, characterized by similarities in form of style or subject matter Genre
A literary and rhetorical device that is meant to mock with often satrical or ironic remarks with a purpose to amuse and hurt someone or some section of society simultaneously. Sarcasm
Is a character or group of characters which stand in composition to the protagonist of the main character. Anatagonist
A very typical example of a certain person or thing. Archetype
An enviroment or surrounding in which an event takes place. Setting
The use of components in a sentence that are grammatically the same, or similar in their construction, sound, meaning, or meter. Parallelism
An imitation of the style of writing or particular writer, artist, or genre with deliberate exaggeration for comic effect. Parody
Describes the events that make up a story or the main part of the story Plot
As a main idea or an underlying meaning of a literary work that may be stated directly or indirectly. Theme
Is a figure of speech which involves an exaggeration of idea for the sake of the emphas. Hyperbole
The final part of a play, movie, or narrative in which the starnds of the plot are drawn together and matters are explained or resolved. Denouement
A list fo rules in a language. It dictates how words from diffferent parts of speech are put together in order to convey a complete thought. Syntax
A use of specific phrases and words by right in a particular situation, profession, or trade. Jargon
A long narrative poem, which is usually related to heroic deed of a person of an unusual courage and unparalled bravery. Epic
Is an object or idea that repeat itself throughout a literary work Motif
A time which a decisive change in a situation occurs, especially one with beneficial results. Turning Point
The voice that author takes on a story Narrator
A literary element that involves a struggle between two opposing forces usually a protagonist and a antagonist. Conflicts
A common way of characterization which elaborate the geographic and social background of any character. Dialect
The use of symbols to represent ideas or qualities. Symbolism

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Vocabulary for Analyzing and Interpreting Literature Crossword

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Apr 12, 2016
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This is the teller of the story. Narrator
This is a comparison of two unlike items that uses "like" or "as." Simile
This is the restatement of a written work that keeps the basic meaning of the original. paraphrase
This is a work of literature, especially a play, that results in catastrophe for the main character. tragedy
This is an exaggeration or overstatement. hyperbole
This is an arrangement of words in verse. It sometimes rhymes and expresses facts, emotions, or ideas in a more imaginative style than ordinary writing. poem
This is when an object or abstract idea is given human qualities. personification
This is a device where objects represent bigger, more significant ideas. symbolism
This is the point of view where one of the characters narrates the story. firstperson
These are images to help the reader see, hear, or feel things. These are details that appeal to the senses. imagery
This is an indirect reference to a familiar person, place, or event. allusion
This is a form of language that is characteristic of a particular place or group of people. dialect
This is writing that uses humor to ridicule or criticize individuals, ideas, or institutions in hopes of improving them. satire
This is a point of view where the author uses pronouns like "he" and "she" in telling the story. thirdperson
This is the main idea or lesson of a work. theme
This is the part of the plot where the conflict ends. resolution
This is a device that is used to share previous events that occurred before the story. flashback
This is a comparison of two unlike things that does not use "like" or "as." metaphor
This is a method of relating how two or more elements are similar. compare
This is a method of relating how two or more elements are different. contrast
This is the time or place in which a story unfolds. setting
This is a device used in literature that creates an expectation of later developments in the plot. foreshadowing
This is a brief comment delivered by an actor, which expresses the character's thoughts. It is not heard by other characters. aside
This is the main problem in a literary work. conflict

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Literary Terms Crossword

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Apr 21, 2016
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reference to a mythological, literary, or historical person, place, or thing Allusion
The central message of a literary work Theme
use of words that mimic sounds Onomatopoeia
feelings we get from the use of the author’s Tone Mood
The perspective from which a story is told Point of View
words and phrases that express ideas that are not literally Figurative language
form of figurative language where something has human qualities Personification
writing in which animals take on human qualities Anthropomorphic
use of hints in a narrative to suggest future action Foreshadowing
A scene in a story that shows a previous event Flashback
words and phrases that appeal to the five senses Imagery
A character's reason for behaving in a certain manner Motive

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