Type
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Description

The tree danced to the beat of the wind. Personification
You are as bright as the sun. Simile
It is raining cats and dogs out there! Idiom
You are a beautiful rose. Metaphor
He plays basketball for at least 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Hyperbole
Amanda is like an Encyclopedia! Simile
Sammy sells seashells by the seashore on Saturdays. Alliteration
I love cereal that snaps, crackles and pops! Onomatopoeia
Have you heard that old saying that "One hand washes the other?" Cliche
New York City is a melting pot of various people, cultures and belief systems. Metaphor

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Figurative Language Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

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

Figurative Language Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Peter Piper picked a pair of pickled peppers Alliteration
Bob built a big black barrel out of big black bananas Alliteration
The food was so spicy my mouth was on fire! Hyperbole
I had to walk a million miles to get here! Hyperbole
Can you believe how messy his room is? The trash is piled to the ceiling. Hyperbole
I'm so hungry I could eat my stomach! Hyperbole
Bam Onomatopoeia
Pow Onomatopoeia
Splash Onomatopoeia
Bang Onomatopoeia
Her opportunity was knocking at the door. Personification
The wind howled through the night air. Personification
The computer throws a fit everytime I try to use it. Personification
The car hacked and coughed as it tried to make it up the hill. Personification
Her hair is like silk. Simile
His scream was as loud as a tractor Simile
The moon's light was as bright as a bulb Simile
I was as tired as a bear in hibernation. Simile
Life is a highway Metaphor
Love is a rose Metaphor
My homework is a beast Metaphor
My mom says my room is a pig pen Metaphor

Figurative Language puzzle Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The clouds are balls of _____. cotton
She is as thin as a _____. toothpick
Giddy up, we're homeward bound. onomatopoeia
Cows go click clackity moo! onomatopoeia
Be in the _____ boat - Be in the same situation. same
My alarm clock yells at me every morning. personification
That coach is an ogre. Metaphor
After Patrick did his chores, his room was clean as a whistle simile
My flowers were begging for water. Personification
Grandpa is older than dirt. Hyperbole
Garry gathered the garbage. Alliteration
A hot potato. Idiom
His heart is a cold iron. metaphor
Rita heard the last piece of pie calling her name. personification
And a cluck cluck there. onomatopoeia
Lazy lizards living like lumps! Alliteration
Peter Piper picked a pack of pickled peppers. Alliteration
A _____ of cake - Very easy piece
The avalanche devoured anything in its way. personification
Football is all he cares about. hyperbole
His stomach can hold a mountain. hyperbole
Time flies and waits for no one. personification
As cool as a _____. cucumber
Tree go ping. onomatopoeia
Give it a _____ -Try shot
As ______ as a bat blind
As American as ______ pie. apple
Her smile was a mile wide. Hyperbole
As clean as a ______. whistle
Add insult to injury. Alleteration

Figurative Language Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

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

Figurative Language Terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

a group of lines in a poem Stanza
poets use these to convey a meaning beyond the ordinary meaning Figurative language
the way poems are written and may or may not be sentences Line
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 qualities Personification
comparison using like or as Simile
the narrator of the poem Speaker
poets use this to reinforce a poem's meaning and mood Rhyme
use of rhyming words within a single line of poetry meter
repeating of words, phrases or lines in a poem Repetition
the use of words whose sounds suggest their meaning onomatopoeia
use of rhymes at the end of the lines end rhyme
The pattern created by stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of poetry Internal Rhyme
Repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words Alliteration
The pattern the end rhyme creates Rhyme Scheme
Repition 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 acually being said Idiom
A play on words, double meaning, or pronounciation 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 explanation or clarification Analogy
Arrangement and relationship of the parts of a piece of writing Structure

Poetry Forms Crossword

Type
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a comparison using is or was metaphor
using like or as simile
uses a flow and beat throughout the poem rhythm
repetition of sounds and syllables rhyme
a object, colour, place used to represent deeper ideas symbolism
imitates the sound an object or action makes onomatopoeia
non-human things personification
go Buy some Butter Alliteration
you are as Dead as a Dodo assonance
once clever saying cliche
words that influence you or make you emotional emotive words
hinting future themes e.g. your going to die foreshadowing
overstatement or exaggeration hyperbole
saying one thing but meaning another e.g. we're friends irony
a statement with further meaning "if you look deeply, she's shallow" paradox
imitating poem in a humorous meaning parody
ridiculing a subject satire

Figurative Language Bingo

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Irony
Mythological Allusion
Biblical Allusion
Personification
Literary Allusion
A Pun
hyperbole
onomatopoeia
phrase
alliteration
idiom
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metaphor
oxymoron
cliche
understatement
imagery
symbolism
rhyme
poetry
assonance
apostrophe
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