Type
Crossword
Description

The ordered pattern of rhymes at the ends of the lines of a poem or verse. rhymescheme
Two consecutive syllables where the first is unstressed and the second is stressed iambic
A line of verse consisting of five metrical feet pentameter
Two lines of verse, usually in the same meter and joined by rhyme, that form a unit. couplet
A stanza of four lines, especially one having alternate rhymes. quatrain
A group of lines forming the basic recurring metrical unit in a poem; a verse. stanza
A poem of fourteen lines using any of a formal rhyme scheme, in English typically having ten syllables per line. sonnet
A play dealing with tragic events and having an unhappy ending, especially one concerning the downfall of the main character. tragedy
A literary character who makes a judgment error that inevitably leads to his/her own destruction. tragichero
A remark or passage in a play that is intended to be heard by the audience but unheard by the other characters in the play. aside
An act of speaking one's thoughts aloud when by oneself or regardless of any hearers, especially by a character in a play. soliloquy
A literary technique, originally used in Greek tragedy, by which the full significance of a character's words or actions are clear to the audience or reader although unknown to the character. dramaticirony
A character that shows qualities that are in contrast with the qualities of another character with the purpose of highlighting the traits of the other character. foil
Comic episodes in a dramatic or literary work that offset more serious sections. comicrelief
A major division of an opera, play, or other drama. act
A subdivision of a play that features a brief situation of action and dialogue. scene
A fatal flaw leading to the downfall of a tragic hero or heroine; AKA tragic flaw. hamartia

Drama Terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A character is seen by the audience while remaining hidden from fellow actors. concealment
An introduction to a play Prologue
A literary art form that recreates human life and emotions. drama
Usually the main character in a tragedy; of noble birth or great influence, but has a flaw or weakness that leads to his downfall. tragic hero
A part of plot containing a series of conflicts and decisions by the characters, usually in the second act (rising action). complication
an object that stands for something else. symbolism
clues that suggest what might happen later in the plot foreshadow
When the audience knows something that the characters do not dramatic irony
the central idea, message, or one of the main ideas underlying a literary work. theme
The method a writer uses to develop the personality of a character; includes direct statements, appearance, dialect, thoughts characterization
A feeling of sympathy and deep sorrow for the misfortunes of others. Greek word for "suffering." pathos
A drama or literary work in which the main character is brought to ruin or suffers extreme sorrow tragedy
A struggle between two opposing forces:man vs man, man vs nature; man vs self (can be internal or external conflict) conflict
Statement or situation that seems to be a contradiction but reveals a truth paradox
personality characteristic that helps lead to a character's downfall) tragic flaw
a momentous tragic event, a violent ending in the final act of a tragic play catastrophe
A character whose qualities contrast with those of another character. A writer might use a foil to emphasize or de-emphasize another character’s traits. foil
A character’s remark, either to the audience or to another character that others on stage are not supposed to hear. Its purpose is to reveal the character’s private thoughts. aside
A single person speaking alone– with or without an audience. monologue
A speech that a character gives when he or she is alone on stage. Its purpose is to let the audience know what the character is thinking. This is a type of monologue. Soliloquy

Dramatic Elements Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

an introduction or preface especially a poem recited to introduce the play prologue
a character is talking to him/herself on stage, allowing the audience access to his/her thoughts soliloquy
a long speech by one character to another monologue
character briefly talks to himself or another characters so others cannot hear aside
a humorous character or incident in a serious litrary work, especially a tragedy, to relieve tension comic relief
an instruction in the script to indicate actions stage directions
the place and time of events setting
part of play delivered by dramatic elements act
a part of an act delivered by change of setting or character scene
tells of the downfall of a tragic hero Tragedy
someone of noble birth or great fame whose tragic flaw causes him/her to have a downfall and learn from the consequences tragic hero
a flaw in the tragic hero of a tragedy that brings the hero to ruin or sorrow hamartia

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

Dramatic Elements Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

People of noble birth, great fame, a lot of whose tragic flaw causes him/her to have a downfall Tragic Hero
A long speech (10 lines are more), by one character to a group. Everyone can hear this person speak. Monologue
An instruction written into the script of a play, indicating stage actions, movements of the performers, or production requirements. Stage Directions
A part of an act defined with the changing character or setting Scene
A play which tells of the downfall of a tragic hero. It may start out well, but it will quickly go down hill. Tragedy
A humorous character or incident in a series of literary work or drama especially a tragedy, intend to relieve the dramatic tension. Comic Relief
A character is talking to themselves on stage allowing the audience to see in their mind. They are normally alone onstage. Soliloquy
The flaw in the tragic hero of a tragedy that bring the tragic hero to ruin or sorrow. Hamartia
An introduction and preface, especially a poem, that is recited to introduce a play. Prologue
Part of a play defined by elements Act
Character briefly says something to himself of whispers to another character so that the other characters onstage cannot hear him/her. Only the audience can hear this. Aside
The place and time where events of drama take place; dominated audience's idea; form backdrop Setting

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

Shakespeare Literary Terminology Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A type of drama in which there is a catastrophe tragedy
a character trait that causes the character's downfall tragic flaw
a person who falls from glory because of a tragic flaw tragic hero
the action that initiates the falling action/denouement catastrophe
an element of a literary work that evokes sympathy in the reader pathos
an element of the literary work that purges the audiences feelings of pity/fear catharsis
a speech in which a character is alone on stage; represents the character's thoughts soliloquy
a short comment meant to be heard by either some characters or the audience only aside
two lines that rhyme rhymed couplets
the pattern of syllable in a line of poetry meter
unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable/5 syllables per line iambic pentameter
unrhymed iambic pentameter blank verse
exaggeration hyperbole
characters that are not of noble birth "low characters"
characters that are of noble birth high characters
a play on words pun
a spoken phrase with two meanings double entendre
when the audience knows more than the characters do dramatic irony
two characters with opposite personalities dramatic foils

Poetic Devices and Literary Terms Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

the central idea, topic, or point of a story, essay, or narrative theme
the word choice and phrasing in any written or spoken text diction
words or phrases that has other meaning(s) than it's normal definition figurative language
the comparison of two things using the words "like" or "as" simile
a reference to something; when a writer mentions some other work, or refers to an earlier part of the current work allusion
a verse or poem written in trochees trochaic
two successive rhyming lines in a verse and has the same meter to form a complete thought couplet
a pause in a line of poetry that is formed by the rhythms of natural speech rather than by metrics caesura
an extended metaphor with a complex logic that governs a poetic passage or entire poem conceit
a form of poetry such as sonnet or elegy; a literary technique that is lyrical in nature, but not very lengthy ode
the voice behind the poem - the person we imagine to be saying the thing out loud speaker
the use of over-exaggeration for the purpose of creating emphasis or being humorous, but it is not intended to be taken literally hyperbole
two or more words in a phrase or line of poetry that share the same beginning sound alliteration
a word, which imitates the natural sounds of a thing onomatopoeia
employs an understatement by using double negatives or, in other words, positive statement is expressed by negating its opposite expressions litote
a stylistic device in which several coordinating conjunctions are used in succession in order to achieve an artistic effect polysyndeton
when a thing, an idea, or an animal is given human attributes personification
the repetition of a vowel sound or diphthong in non-rhyming words assonance
the deliberate repetition of the first part of the sentence in order to achieve an artistic effect anaphora
a division of four or more lines having a fixed length, meter, or rhyming scheme stanza
repetitive sounds produced by consonants within a sentence or phrase consonance
a literary element that evokes certain feelings or vibes in readers through words and descriptions mood
informal words, phrases, or even slang in a piece of writing colloquial
implicit, implied,or hidden comparisons between two things that are unrelated, but which share some common characteristics metaphor
a figure of speech in which two opposite ideas are joined to create an effect oxymoron
the repetiton of the same or similar sounds that occurs in two or more words, usually at the end of lines in poems or songs rhyme
when a poen consists of foots containing unaccented and short syllables followed by a long and accented syllable in a single line of a poem iambic
a verse with four lines, or even a full poem containing four lines, having an independent and separate theme quatrain
a literary device that demonstrates the long and short patterns through stressed and unstressed syllables, particularly in verse form rhythm
a figure of speech sometimes represented by exclamation "O" apostrophe
a stylistic device used in literature and poetry to intentionally eliminate conjunctions between the phrases and in the sentence, yet maintain the grammatical accuracy asyndeton
a statement that appears to be self-contadictory or silly but may include a latent truth paradox
an attitude of a writer toward a subject or an audience tone
the use of figurative language to represent objects, actions, and ideas in such a way thag it appeals to our physical senses imagery
a unit of rhythm in poetry, the pattern of the beats; a foot meter

Elements of Poetry Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

the beat created by a poems pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables rhythm
emphasized when the syllable is spoken stressed syllable
not emphasized when the syllable is spoken unstressed syllable
the repetition of sounds at the ends of words, as in pool, rule, and fool rhyme
a group of lines that work together to express a central idea stanza
like a narrator of a story, this is the voice of the poem speaker
the use of any element of language - a sound, word, phrase, or sentence - more than once repetition
the repetition of similar consonant sounds at the beginnings of words alliteration
the use of words to imitate sounds onomatopoeia
the feelings and associations a word evokes in people connotation
the dictionary definition of a word denotation
a writer's attitude toward his or her subject tone
language that appeals to the five senses of sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch imagery
writing or speech that is not meant to be taken literally figurative language
compares two unlike things using the words like or as simile
compares two unlike things without using the words like or as metaphor
gives human qualities to something that is not human personification
is an extreme exaggeration hyperbole
the message or insight about life the poem conveys theme
a poem that tells a story in verse narrative
a poem that expresses the thoughts and feelings of a single speaker, often in highly musical verses lyric
a poem that is shaped to look like its subject concrete
a Japanese form of poetry about nature, made up of three lines. the first and third lines have 5 syllables, the second line has 7 haiku
a humorous, rhyming five-line poem with a specific rhythm and pattern of rhyme limerick
a poem that does not have a strict structure, regular rhythm, or pattern of rhyme free verse

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 Vocabulary Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

dead people epitaph
a pithy saying epigram
no rhyme free verse
exposing writers emotions lyric
connected events????????? narrative
imitation or comedic copy parody
14 line poem sonnet
14 line rhymes in a particular pattern shake spear sonnet
a poem with an octave with the rhyme scheme abbaabba petrarchan sonnet
a lyric poem ode
verse without rhyme blank verse
the ordered pattern of rhymes at the ends of the lines of a poem or verse. rhyme scheme
foot containing unaccented and short syllables followed by a long and accented syllable in a single line of a poem lamb
a line of verse with five metrical feet, each consisting of one short (or unstressed) syllable followed by one long (or stressed) syllable iambic
a rhyme involving a word in the middle of a line and another at the end of the line or in the middle of the next. internal rhyme
regularly recurring phrase refrain
word that rhyme in poetry Rhythm
two lines of verse, usually in the same meter and joined by rhyme, that form a unit. couplet
something a song has verse
two lines of verse, usually in the same meter and joined by rhyme, that form a unit. octave
a stanza of four lines, especially one having alternate rhymes. quatrain
the last six lines of a sonnet. sestet
a group of lines forming the basic recurring metrical unit in a poem; a verse. stanza
Who needs help I DO
Gucci gang?????????? Gone country
AM i PERGENATE MAYBE
WORK TITTIES