Type
Crossword
Description

repetition of words or phrases that have the same grammatical structure. Ex: "The bigger they are, the harder they fall." parallelism
non-literal use of words. Simile and Metaphor are two types Ex: "The raindrops fell like tears." "The squeaky wheel gets the grease" figures of speech
a short, symbolic story that teaches a moral or lesson parable
a short, sometimes witty story that focuses on a single interesting event, often in order to make a point or teach a lesson. anecdote
brief sayings- sometimes blunt and to the point, sometimes poetic and obscure, that are widely accepted as true. Ex: " Dont cry over spilled milk." proverbs/aphorisms
repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words. Ex: "it takes two to Tango" alliteration
literature that instructs or conveys a philosophy or moral message didactic literature
religious faith of Muslims Islam
Common religion in india Hinduism
way to end suffering is by enlightenment buddhism
system of ethics, education, and statesmanship confucianism
life complete from simplicity and naturalness Taoism
ascetic and mystical system of the sufis Sufism
Proverbs taught and practiced by the African culture African Proverbs

Literary Devices Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

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

Types of Literature and Literary Device Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

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

literary devices Crossword

Type
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Description

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

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

Poetry Terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Language that is used imaginatively, rather than literally, to express ideas or feelings in new ways. FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE
Make comparisons between dissimilar things. FIGURES OF SPEECH
use like or as to compare two unlike things. SIMILIES
Speak of one thing in terms of another, as in, “All the world’s a stage.” METAPHORS
gives human traits to nonhuman things. PERSONIFICATION
A descriptive language that creates vivid impressions. These images are developed through sensory language. IMAGERY
Provides details related to sight, sound, taste, touch, smell, and movement. SENSORY LANGUAGE
Used to achieve a musical quality. SOUND DEVICES
the pattern created by stressed and unstressed syllables of words in a sequence. RHYTHM
A pattern of rhythm. METER
The repetition of identical sounds in the last syllable of words. RHYME
A pattern of rhyme at the ends of lines. RHYME SCHEME
Initial rhyme is the repetition of the initial consonant sounds of words. ALLITERATION
Vowel rhyme – the repetition of vowel sounds in nearby words. ASSONANCE
The repetition of consonants within nearby words in which the preceding vowels differ, as in the words milk and walk. CONSONANCE
Tells a story and has a plot, characters, and a setting. NARRATIVE
A long narrative poem about the feats of gods or heroes. EPIC
A songlike narrative that has short stanzas and a refrain. BALLAD
Tells a story using a character’s own thoughts or spoken statements. DRAMATIC
Express the feelings of a single speaker. The most common type of poem in modern literature. LYRIC
A verse form with three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables. HAIKU
A verse form with five unrhymed lines of five, seven, five, seven, and seven syllables. TANKA
Has neither a set pattern of rhythm nor rhyme. FREEVERSE
A fourteen-line lyric poem with formal patterns of rhyme, rhythm, and line structure. SONNET

1-20 Literary Word Terms Puzzle Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

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

Elements of Literature Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

making an educated guess based on clues from the text and your own knowledge inference
part represents a whole- ex. my wheels have 
arrived synecdoche
the use of words that seem to imitate the sounds that they refer to onomatopoeia
an exaggerated statement, not meant to be taken literally hyperbole
the problem of the story(man vs man) conflict
the lesson or the message of the piece theme
the attitude or 'voice of the writer tone
used to introduce a list or draw attention to information that follows colon
determining the ways two or more things are different contrast
font used in Titles or to indicate special words itallicize
the most important idea of a story or paragraph main idea
the turning point in the action of the story climax

8th Grade Vocabulary Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

_________are the words spoken by characters in a play. Dialogue
The repetition of initial sounds, such as "Peter Piper Pizza" is called? Alliteration
The words around the unknown word are called....... Context Clues
Realizing the POTENTIAL danger of the situation, he called for help. Potential means? Possible
Which point of view is all knowing and sees into different characters' minds? Third Person
An example of a ____is "He is as scary as a bear." Simile
The VITRIOL in his voice--all the anger and hate--made the character scary. Vitriol means? Anger and hate
An example of ____is saying you are so hungry you could eat a horse. Hyperbole
An author describing the sun smiling on a field of flowers is an example of ____. Personification
Which point of view uses "I" or "me" First Person
A story about a person's life written by that person is called? Autobiography
The moment of highest tension in the story, the turning point is called? Climax
When an author writes a story about another person's life is called? Biography
Placing events in order in which they happened is called? Chronological Order
The main character in a work of literature, usually the "hero" or "good guy"? protagonist
the person that stands in the way of the protagonist's happiness, usually the "bad guy' is? Antagonist
The beach's Tranquility, or its peaceful feeling, made the vacation perfect. Tranquility means? Peaceful
_____is a long speech by a character in a play, spoken either to others or to himself. Monologue
A struggle between opposing forces, the problem in the story is called? Conflict
When the effects of the action or decision are revealed, leads to resolution. Falling Action
The Marlin is the social HUB of the ship-the heart and main point of attraction. Hub means? Popular part
The message, moral, or lesson of a story is called? Theme
Using your reason and experience to figure out something that is not written or stated. Inference
Description or dialogue that introduces the characters, the setting, and the situation. Exposition
Events that complicate the situation by introducing the conflict, leads to the Climax. Rising Action
Occurs when a main character clashes with an outside force. External Conflict
What does the prefix "auto" mean? Self
What does the "pre" mean? Before
______tell actors how to move and speak, usually in parentheses( ) or in italics. Stage Directions
What does the suffix "ology" mean? Study of
One man's trash is another man's treasure is an example of______. Theme
Identify the meaning of the prefix in the word UNDERESTIMATE Below

Genre Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

Un-true literature including short stories and novels Fiction
A witch doing magic on an undiscovered world is an example of... fantasy
What is a genre with larger than life or greatly exaggerated characters? Tall Tale
A genre that is written for play, theater, or radio Drama
A genre that might contain talking animals and convoy a moral is... fable
A genre ment to change someones opinion is... Persuasive writing
A sub-genre of fiction involving futuristic ideas Sciencefiction
A genre that is passed down through generations including traditional beliefs Folklore
A sub-genre that could happen but has not Realisticfiction
Story of someones life written by that person Autobiography
Story if someones life written by another person biography
A form of writing that has a meter and rhythm with every lines and syllables Poetry
Genre that focus's on humorous effect Comedy
Provide's facts on a variety of topics Informational writing
A semi-true story passed from generations with important meaning or symbolism from the culture it came from Legend
A book about the life of penguins that is true is an example of what genre nonfiction
A genre where the plot takes place in the past historical fiction
A drama showing weakness and unfavorible circumstances tragedy
A traditional story usually concerning a hero or event Myth
A genre containing magical creatures fairy tale

literary genre Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

stories that come from the authors imagination fiction
based on a person or event from history historical fiction
dealing with aliens, the distant future, or advance technology science fiction
containing monsters, magic, or other supernatural elements fantasy
a story that could have happened but didn't realistic fiction
writing that is true or factual nonfiction
provides information on a topic information writing
the story of ones life told by oneself autobiography
the story of ones life told by another biography
attempts to influence the reader persuasive writing
writing that is meant to be acted on a stage drama
a very short story that has a moral or a life lesson ; usually talking about animals as main characters fable