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Structure for Narrative
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Literary Terms Review Puzzle Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The sequence of events in a narrative plot
A narrator that uses I, me, or we firstperson
Descriptions that appeal to the five senses Imagery
The time and place of a narrative Setting
The opposite of what is expected to occur irony
The turning point of a narrative Climax
The way an author wants the reader to feel mood
A struggle in a character's mind internalconflict
Narration that has access to all characters' thoughts and actions thirdpersonomniscient
An object, activity, place, or person that stands for something beyond iteslf symbol
Plot stage in which we learn about the characters, setting, and a hint of the conflict Exposition
A message about life or human nature that the author wants you to understand theme
Can influence a theme by how they act or what they learn characters
A narrator that knows the thoughts and feelings of only one character thirdpersonlimited
A point of view that is unbiased; without opinions objective
A story that explains human nature or how things came to be myth
The setting can be the cause of a... conflict
A struggle between a character and an outside force externalconflict
The voice that tells the story narrator
A plot stage in which tension increases Risingaction
Can suggest an important idea or symbol that is central to the theme title
Can have an influence on the character's beliefs, values, and job opportunities setting
Narration that is personal and might be infused with opinion subjective
Themes that appear repeatedly in literature Recurringtheme
Reveals the story's final outcome Resolution

Short Story Terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The person who tells the story Narrator
The relationship of the narrator to the story Point of View
Story is told by a character referred to a "I". Reader see's things through that character's eyes First Person
The narrator is someone outside of the story, and relates the thoughts of only 1 character. "he or she" Third Limited
The narrator see's into the minds of multiple character's Omniscient
The sequence of events in a story Plot
Person, animal, or imaginary creature in a literary work. Character
Grow and change during a story Dynamic
Remains the same throughout the story. Static
Central struggle between opposite forces in the story. Conflict
When a character struggles against an outside force. External Conflict
Struggle within the mind of the character. Internal Conflict
Main Message of a story. Theme
Time and place in which the story takes place. Settting
Beginning of the plot which introduces the characters, setting, and situation Exposition

PSSA Literary Terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The term for words that mean the same thing Synonyms
Pairs of words that have opposite, or nearly opposite, meanings Antonyms
The methods a writer uses to develop the personality of the character Characterization
The figurative language term for an exaggeration Hyperbole
A reference in a work of literature to a well known character, place, or situartion in history, politics, or science or from another wrok of literature, music, or art. Allusion
The point of greatest emotional intensity, interest, or suspence in a narrative; turning point Climax
The use of clues by an author to prepare readers for events that will happen in a story Foreshadowing
Language that emphasizes sensory impressions to help the reader of a literary work see, hear, feel, smell, and taste the scenes desrcibed in the work Imagery
The term for when the opposite of what is expected or said occurs Irony
The emotional quality or atmosphere of a story or poem Mood
The part of the plot in which the characters, setting, and situation are introduced Exposition
The central struggle between opposing forces in a story or drama Conflict
A prose narrative in which situations and characters are invented by the writer Fiction
Mode of writing that tells a story Narrative
The relationship of the narrator, or storyteller, to the story (1st or 3rd) Point Of View
The part of a plot that concludes the falling action by revealing or suggesting the outcome of the conflict Resolution
A figure of speech that compares or equates seeminglingy unlike things. Implies the comparison rather than stating it with "like" or "as" Metaphor
A figure of speech in which an animal, object, or idea is given human form or characteristics Personification
A figure of speech using like or as to compare seemingly unlike things Simile
The use of images to represent internal realities Symbolism
The attitude of the narrator toward the subject, ideas, theme, or characters Tone
The main idea of the story. Usually expressed asa a general statement Theme

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

Plot Structure Terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The beginning of the story Exposition
The series of events that create the story Plot
The character's struggle takes place in his or her own mind Internal Conflict
The type of narration that the author uses to tell the story Point of View
The part of the story where the conflicts are introduced Rising Action
A problem between the character and an outside force External Conflict
The author's message or lesson to the reader Theme
A scene set in a time earlier than the main story the provides extra background about the characters or conflict Flashback
The protagonist changes in a significant (important) way Climax
Where and when the story takes place setting
the people or animals in a story Characters
the story's end Resolution

Arts and Media Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A group of musicians who play modern music together BAND
The collective term for music, art, theatre, literature, etc CULTURE
POSTER / A large, printed picture or notice put on a wall, in order to decorate a place or to advertise something POSTER
ALBUM / Several songs or pieces of music on a CD, a record, etc ALBUM
AUDIENCE / The people who sit and watch a performance at a cinema, theatre, etc AUDIENCE
A book, newspaper, etc. that is one of several that are the same and were produced at the same time EDITION
A television or radio station (= broadcasting company) CHANNEL
A television or radio programme or performance SHOW
A very popular book that many people have bought BESTSELLER
A room or building which is used for showing works of art GALLERY
A short period of time between the parts of a play, performance, etc INTERVAL
When objects such as paintings are shown to the public EXHIBITION
The story of a book, film, play, etc.) PLOT
A person in a play or a film PART
A report in a newspaper, magazine or programme that gives an opinion about a new book, film, etc REVIEW
A view or picture of a film, play or show SCENE
A picture, especially on film or television or on a screen IMAGE
All the actors in a film, a play or a show CAST

Short Fiction Terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The time and place of a story Setting
The implied, unwritten message by the author; usually having to do with the need for social change Theme
Point in the plot where the setting and characters are introduced (plot diagram) Exposition
Point where the conflict begins (plot diagram) Narrative Hook
Point where complications begin in the story (plot diagram) Rising Action
High point or turning point in the story (plot diagram) Climax
Point in the story where the conflict starts to get resolved (plot diagram) Falling Action
The end of the story (plot diagram) Denouement
Problem that arises within the story between one or more individuals or things Conflict
Hints that something is going to happen Foreshadowing
An emotion the reader feels from the literature Mood
The emotion the author conveys about the subject matter he/she is writing about Tone
That which stands for more than itself Symbol
The perspective from which the story is told Point of View
Character in the story is telling the story (point of view) 1st Person
Narrator is outside the story and has limited knowledge of characters’ internal thoughts and conflict (point of view) 3rd Person Limited
Narrator is not a character in the story but knows thoughts/emotions of all characters 3rd Person Omniscient
The author reveals either directly or indirectly qualities and actions that help the reader learn about the characters Characterization
A character who shows a myriad of emotions Round
A character who shows only one or two emotions Flat
A character who changes as a result of the events in the story Dynamic
A character who does not change Static
The main character of the story Protagonist
The character directly against the protagonist Antagonist
A character who triggers events Catalyst
A character who is the exact opposite of another in traits Foil
When the reader or audience knows something that the characters do not (irony) Dramatic
An event occurs that was not expected (irony) Situational
Saying one thing but meaning another (irony) Verbal

Computer Science Vocabulary Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A sequence of instructions suitable for processing by a computer. COMPUTERPROGRAM
The rules that govern the structure of language statements; in particular, the rules for forming statements in a source language correctly. SYNTAX
An error in the rules that govern the structure of language statements. SYNTAXERROR
A program that runs in the context of a browser. APPLET
A program that runs when translated by a Java computer. APPLICATION
Binary digit. The smallest unit of information for data storage and transmission. Each bit is considered to be either a "0" or a "1". BIT
A set of bits normally considered as a unit, it normally consists of eight bits and corresponds to a single character of information. BYTE
Hardware, software, or both, that allow a user to interact with and perform operations on a system, program, or other device. USERINTERFACE
A program that translates a program into machine code that can be converted into an executable program (an object program). COMPILER
An ordered set of well-defined instructions for the solution of a problem in a finite number of steps. ALGORITHM
Used to describe a complete data processing system, with the flow of data through clerical operations involved, down to the level of individual programs, but excluding such programs. FLOWCHART

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 Terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

What structure do these terms make up? Dramatic
Time and place Setting
Setting Exposition
Opposing force Antagonist
Here/Main Character Protagonist
Storyline Plot
Something that represents something else Symbol
Internal and/or external Conflict
A hint at what is to come Foreshadow
A category of literature Genre
Attitide Tone
Main Idea of an essay Thesis
The dictionary meaning of a word Denotation
Implied meaning Connotation
Compare using like or as SImile
Comparison Metaphor
Events leading to the climax Rising Action
Events leading to the conclusion Falling Action
Conclusion/Closure Resolution
Person telling the story Narrator
Static, dynamic, stock, flat, round Character
Turning Point Climax
Mental pictures Imagery
Contradictory statement Irony
Exaggeration Hyperbole