Type
Crossword
Description

(adj) describes use of imagination to write creative
(v.) make, bring into existence create
(v.) to smile broadly grin
(v). mark letters, numbers or symbols on paper using a pen or a pencil write
(v.) provide amusement or enjoyment entertain
(n.) combination of characteristics or qualities that form an individual's distinctive character personality
(n.) appearance of someone or something looks
(n.) a strong feeling coming from one's mood,situation or relationships with others emotion
(n). a person in a novel, film, play character
(n.) figure of speech comparing two things using 'like' or 'as' simile
(n.) a figure of speech comparing two things by saying one thing is another, but not literally metaphor
(n.) repetition of the same sound at the start of words that are close to each other alliteration
(n.) giving human characteristics to something non-human personification

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

Literary Terms #1-40 Worksheet

Type
Matching Worksheet
Description

The perspective of the speaker it could be is first person, third person or third person omniscient. Point of View
it’s underlying message, or big idea. Theme
style of speaking or writing, determined by the choice of words by a speaker or a writer. Diction
are words and expressions used in poems and texts to convey various meanings and interpretations from the literal meaning. Figurative Language
a figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind, used to make a description more emphatic or vivid Simile
an expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it explicitly; an indirect or passing reference. Allusion
is an object or idea that repeats itself throughout a literary work. Motif
is a figure of speech in which two vastly different objects are likened together with the help of similes or metaphors. Conceit
a person who narrates something, especially a character who recounts the events of a novel or narrative poem. Narrator
the literal or primary meaning of a word, in contrast to the feelings or ideas that the word suggests. Denotation
is a literary device that is used step-by-step in literature to highlight and explain the details about a character in a story. Characterization
is a literary term used to describe the events that make up a story, or the main part of a story. Plot
Is the voice behind the poem-the person we imagine to be saying things out loud. Speaker
is a figurative language technique where exaggeration is used to create a strong effect. Hyperbole
is the point of resolution that typically follows a climax and the falling action in literature or film. Denouement
is a set of rules in a language. It dictates how words from different parts of speech are put together in order to convey a complete thought. Syntax
is the central character or leading figure in poetry, narrative, novel or any other story. Protagonist
the point of highest tension in a narrative Turning
is the language used by the people of a specific area, class, district, or any other group of people. Dialect
is a type of drama that presents a serious subject matter about human suffering and corresponding terrible events in a dignified manner. Tragedy
is the time and place in which the story takes place. Setting
is an attitude of a writer toward a subject or an audience. Tone
to use figurative language to represent objects, actions, and ideas in such a way that it appeals to our physical senses. Imagery
is a figure of speech in which a thing – an idea or an animal – is given human attributes. Personification
is defined as a word which imitates the natural sounds of a thing. Onomatopoeia
is a literary device in which a writer gives an advance hint of what is to come later in the story. Foreshadow

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

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

Unit 2 Vocabulary Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

(adj) ready for use, at hand available
(v) to satisfy the needs of, try to make things easy and pleasant cater
(adj) usual, expected, routine customary
(v) to persuade not to do something dissuade
(n) a person who starts up and takes on the risk of a business entrepreneur
(n) a piece of burning wood; a troublemaker; an extremely energentic or emotional person firebrand
(n) risk, peril; (v) to expose to danger or harm; to gamble hazard
(n) the killing of one person by another homicide
(n) a lack of interest or concern indifference
(adj) filled with resentment or anger over something unjust, unworthy, or mean indignant
(adj) absolutely necessary, not to be neglected indispensable
(v) to apply oil or grease; to make smooth, slippery, or easier to use lubricate
(adj) shared, felt, or shown equally by two or more mutual
(v) to throw a stream of things; to strike successively; to hurry pelt
(n) an easily spread disease causing a large number of deaths; a widespread evil; (v) to annoy or bother plague
(adj, part) balanced, suspended; calm, controlled; ready for action poised
(n) a government in power; a form or system of rule or management; a period of rule regime
(v) to make slow, delay, hold back retard
(adj) allowing light to pass through; easily recognized or understood; easily seen through or detected transparent
(adj) wholly unharmed, not injured unscathed

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

Romeo & Juliet: Literary Terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

a reference in one work of literature to a person, place, or event in another work of literature or in history, art, or music allusion
an extended comparison showing the similarities between two things Analogy
A short speech made by a character to others on the stage or to the audience Aside
unrhymed iambic pentameter: ________ Verse blank
Humor in a tragedy that is intended to break the tension; comic _____________ Relief
2 consecutive lines of poetry that rhyme couplet
contrast between what the audience knows and what a character does not know: _________________ irony dramatic
Opposite characters foil
The use of hints or clues to suggest what is to come Foreshadowing
Exaggeration Hyperbole
The mistaken use of a word in place of a similar sounding one; Malapropism
Comparison between two unlike things; does NOT use like or as Metaphor
A long speech by a character to other characters on the stage Monologue
Combination of contradictory terms oxymoron
Giving human characteristics to a non-human thing personification
A play on words pun
A long speech by a character who is alone on stage; tells the characters innermost thoughts soliloquy
A 14 lined poem written in iambic pentameter Sonnet
a comparison between two unlike thing; uses "like" or "as" to compare Simile
Contrast between what is said and what is meant: _______ irony Verbal
A descriptive adjective or phrase used to characterize a person Epithet

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

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

Academic Language Vocabulary Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

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