Type
Crossword
Description

This crossword contains the following questions and answers:

the art of effective or persuasive speaking or writing rhetoric
the repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of successive clauses anaphora
a thing regarded as representative or symbolic of something else metaphor
the use of components in a sentence that are grammatically the same, or similar, in their construction, sound, meaning, or meter parallelism
the use of figurative language to represent objects, actions and ideas in such a way that it appeals to our physical senses imagery
to attribute human characteristics to non-human objects or abstract ideas personification
a brief and indirect reference to a person, place, thing or idea of historical, cultural, literary or political significance allusion
the choice and use of words and phrases in speech or writing diction
the arrangement of words and phrases to create well-formed sentences syntax
the author's style, the quality that makes his or her writing unique, and which conveys the author's attitude, personality, and character voice
the attitude of the writer, which means the author's viewpoint on the subject matter. The tone of any essay is directly related to audience and purpose tone
an appeal to ethics (what is right or wrong) or credibility (the character of the speaker or writer) ethos
an appeal to logic or reason logos
an appeal to emotion pathos
the central point a text is making; a reason or set of reasons give with the aim of persuading others that an action or idea is right or wrong argument
a point or proposition put forward by a writer that then requires development and support claim
the implied, suggested meaning of a word; the associations connected to a word connotation
figurative language (a trope) in which the writer deliberately overstates or exaggerates hyperbole
a trope in which a question is posed not be answered but simply to move the development of an idea further or suggest a point rhetorical question
any artful variation from the typical expression of ideas or words trope

    Customize    

Figurative Language Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

This crossword contains the following questions and answers:

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

    Customize    

Persuasive Techniques Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

This crossword contains the following questions and answers:

This technique is used again and again for impact and emphasis repetition
A personal experience which supports a point anecdote
An example of this word class is 'we' personal pronoun
These can be proven Facts
This does not require an answer rhetorical question
This type of opinion is given by a specialist in the field expert
Another word for exaggeration hyperbole
Vocabulary which appeals to the audience's emotions emotive language
Data which supports a point being made statistics
An image created using 'like' or 'as...as' simile
Figurative language suggesting something/one is something else metaphor
A triad or triplet which gives a range rule of three
This is produced by the use of language, structure and punctuation to reflect the writer's feelings or attitude tone
A viewpoint reached by a person opinion
A technique where the first letter of two or more words is the same and it is used to draw attention to the point being made alliteration
A strong ending to sum up the points made conclusion
The type of adjective that suggests extremes of scale superlative
The type of sentence which gives impact when summing up simple

    Customize    

Elements of Literature Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

This crossword contains the following questions and answers:

the repetition of a consonant sound at the beginning of a series of words Alliteration
reference to persons or events in the past or in literature Allusion
a comparison of two things that are similar in some way for the purpose of explaining or clarifying Analogy
the methods used to show the personalities of the characters in a literary work Characterization
conversations among characters Dialogue
the final outcome or resolution fo the main conflict of the story Denouement
hints or clues given to suggest what will happen later in the story Foreshadowing
a statement that is deliberately exaggerated for effect Hyperbole
an expression that says one thing but means something else Idiom
using figurative language and description to convey mental images that appeal to our senses Imagery
words or phrases that mean the opposite of the literal meaning Irony
comparing two things by suggesting one thing is another Metaphor
the atmosphere or feeling created by a work of literature Mood
the series of events that happen in a literary work Plot
comparing two things by using the words "like" or "as" Simile
the use of symbols (word, object, or action) to represent an abstract idea Symbolism
the arrangement of words in sentences Syntax
the central idea, message, or meaning of a literary work Theme
the attitude of a writer toward the subject of a composition Tone
the character or force against which the main character struggles in a literary work Antagonist
the main character in a literary work; hero or heroine Protagonist

    Customize    

Literary Terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

This crossword contains the following questions and answers:

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

    Customize    

English Composition Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

This crossword contains the following questions and answers:

The first stage in the writing process Prewriting
The second stage in the writing process Writing
The third stage in the writing process Rewriting
Essay that relates an event or tells a story Narrative
Essay that explains a term or a particular use of a word Definition
Essay that explains how something works Process
Essay that convinces someone of a particular point of view or action Argument
Who will read or receive an essay Audience
The subject of the essay Topic
The perspective from which an essay is told Point of view
Generating as many ideas as possible, without censoring Brainstorming
A sentence that conveys the main claim of the paper Thesis
Using someone else's words or ideas without credit Plagiarism
Things based on evidence, numbers, statistics, data, or documentation Facts
Things based on unproven beliefs Opinions
The author's attitude toward a subject Bias
Compare-__________: How two things are similar and different Contrast
Cause-__________: One thing leads to another Effect
Shows an indirect comparison using "like" or "as" Simile
Shows an indirect comparison without using "like" or "as" Metaphor
Something that represents something else Symbol
A form of internal business correspondence Memo
A word modifying a verb or adjective Adverb
Use of a comma when a hard break is needed Comma splice
In APA style, a list of sources used References
Appeal to reason Logos
Appeal to the character of the writer Ethos
Appeal to the audience's sympathies, values, beliefs, and emotions Pathos
Provides a concise and complete summary of the essay Abstract
__________ bibliography: List of references and commentary on each Annotated
Where the story takes place Setting
The author's attitude toward the text Tone
Break down into parts to see interrelationships Analyze
Put parts together in a new fashion Synthesize
__________ review: Reading and responding to a classmate's paper Peer
The ability to make new things or think of new ideas Creativity
__________ thinking: the ability to apply reasoning and logic to new or unfamiliar ideas Critical
The systematic investigation into and study of materials and sources in order to establish facts and reach new conclusions Research
A piece of writing that gives the author's own argument Essay

    Customize    

Academic Language Vocabulary Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

This crossword contains the following questions and answers:

a particular study of something analysis
an expression including the words "like" or "as" to compare one thing with another simile
an expression that describes a person or object by referring to something that is considered to possess similar characteristics metaphor
the last two lines in a Shakespearean sonnet that changes the readers outlook of the poem Volta
a type of usually humorous expression in which you say the opposite of what you intend irony
the description of an object or an idea as if it had human characteristics personification
a way of speaking or writing that makes someone or something sound much bigger, better, smaller, worse, more unusual, etc., than they are hyperbole
the exact opposite, or opposition of the thesis antithesis
the repetition of consonants at the beginning of two or more words, as in "live and learn" alliteration
the use of similar sounds, esp. vowels, in two or more words, as in "mellow wedding bells" assonance
a combination of sounds or musical notes that are pleasant when heard together consonance
explaining or describing an event or situation in writing expository
expresses the writer's attitude toward the subject or the reader tone
intended to seem important or influence people rhetorical
the act of combining different ideas or things to make a whole that is new and different from the items considered separately synthesis
, in grammar, a situation in which two nouns or noun phrases are used to refer to the same person or thing appositive
a belief or opinion that you develop from the information that you know inference
to state something written or spoken in different words, esp. in a shorter and simpler form to make the meaning clearer paraphrase
a feeling or idea that is suggested by a word in addition to its basic meaning, or something suggested by an object or situation connotation
the topic of discussion or writing or the main idea of a work of literature or art theme
an expression of opinion, or the right to express an opinion voice
the use of pictures or words to create images, esp. to create an impression or mood imagery
a piece of writing or music that copies the style of a serious piece in a way that is intentionally humorous parody
the voice in which a story is told and its relationship to the events in the story point of view
to put things or people next to each other, esp. in order to compare them juxtaposition
to suggest the happening of a future event foreshadow
the naming of something with a word whose sound suggests the thing itself, such as "buzz" and "zip" onomatopoeia
the manner in which words are pronounced diction
in a written work is the passages which explain where events take place, what happened before the story begins, and the background of the characters exposition
an important character in a story or play; usually the good guy protagonist
a person who opposes or disagrees with the protagonist; usually the bad guy antagonist

    Customize    

Literary Terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

This crossword contains the following questions and answers:

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

    Customize    

Literary Word Crozzword Puzzle Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

This crossword contains the following questions and answers:

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

    Customize    

Literary Devices Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

This crossword contains the following questions and answers:

Bang, boom, snap, and pop. onomatopoeia
A question asked to prove a point rather than getting an answer Rhetorical Question
Play on words Pun
Comparing one thing to another with "Like" or "as" Simile
Words left out... ellipsis
A sentence with only a single subject and predicate Simple
A situation that can be compared to something else in significance Analogy
Over exaggeration Hyperbole
Attempt to win a argument through emotional reaction Pathos
Sentence that states a fact or argument ending with a period Declaritive
Occurrence of same letter or sound of adjacent or close words Alliteration
Relates to the order at which time occurs in a piece of literature Time Sequence
The attitude of the writer Tone
When time goes backwards to show a past event Flashback
A form of language specific to a region or social group Dialect
When a word or phrase is applied to something not literally applicable Metaphor
Giving an object a human like description Personification
A sentence with more than one subject or predicate Compound
A sentence containing a subordinate clause Complex
Similar close by construction within writing Parallelism
Method of persuasion based on evidence and reasoning Logos
Method of persuasion based on the authors credibility Ethos
A logically unacceptable conclusion Paradox
A contradicting figure of speech Oxymoron
An example of this is, "It's raining cats and dogs" Idiom
A descriptive phrase or adjective Epithet
A particular way of looking at a matter Point Of View
A move forward in time sequence Flash Forward
Two things placed close together with a contrasting effect Juxtaposition
A sentence with two plus independent clauses and one or more dependent clauses Compound Complex
A sentence asking a question Interrogative
A sentence with a exclamation point Exclamatory

    Customize    

ELA State Test - Words to Know! Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

This crossword contains the following questions and answers:

Most important or central thought of the text Central Idea
An arguable statement used as a primary point to support or prove an author's point of view Claim
Proof that comes from a written piece Textual Evidence
The manner in which a story is narrated or depicted and who it is that tells the story Point of View
The step by step process that an author uses to introduce and describe a character Characterization
A thought process a reader makes to understand the meaning of a text, or even an image (educated guess) Inference
To examine critically in order to discuss or interpret meaning Analysis
An underlying meaning of a literary work that may be stated directly or indirectly; an enduring pattern Theme
Hints that an author gives to help define a difficult or unusual word; may appear within the same sentence as the word or it may follow in a preceding sentence Context Clue
Directly relating to the subject or problem being discussed Relevant
Providing as much as is needed for the purpose Sufficient
Words or phrases that help a writer connect one idea to another so a reader can follow the writer's thinking Transitions
An idea or feeling implied by a word, beyond the literal meaning - can be negative, positive, or neutral Connotative
Showing that you understand what a text, situation or person is really like Insightful

    Customize