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STAGE DIRECTIONS
SETTING
FORESHADOWING
CHARACTER
TURNING POINT
TENSION
CLIMAX
SCENE
ACT
STRUCTURE
DRAMATIC IRONY
AUDIENCE

Short Story Terminology Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Foreshadowing
External conflict
Internal conflict
Climax
Static character
First person
Second person
Flashback
Third person
Verbal irony
Situational irony
Dramatic irony
Point of view
Theme
Conflict
Plot
Characterization
Protagonist
Antagonist
Setting

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

DRAMATIC STRUCTURE Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

THE AUTHOR OF A PLAY PlAYWRIGHT
ARE UNITS OF ACTION IN A DRAMA ACTS
PARTS OF AN ACT scenes
THE STORY IS RESOLVED RESOLUTION
EVENTS AFTER THE CLIMAX FALLING ACTION
THE TURNING POINT,EXCITEMENT ARE THE HIGHEST CLIMAX
PARTS OF AN ACT SCENES
INSTRUCTIONS TO THE ACTIONS OR DIRECTOR OF A PLAY STAGEDIRECTIONS
TELLS THE OUTLINE OF THE STORY OR PLAY NARRATOR
ITEMS PLACED ON STAGE FOR THE CHARACTERS TO USE PROPS
WRITTEN FORM OF A PLAY SCRIPT
CONVERSATION BETWEEN 2 OR MORE CHARACTERS DIALOGUE
A SPEECH THAT IS SPOKEN BY ONE CHARACTER ON STAGE MONOLOGUE
A PEECH A CHARACTER MAKES WHEN HE OR SHE IS ALONE SOLILOQUY
CAN BE HEARD ONLY BY THE AUDIENCE NOT THE CHARACTERS ASIDE
A DRAMA THAT IS HAPPY/FUNNY COMEDY
LEADING TO A DOWNFALL OF THE CHARACTER TRAGEDY
THE BAD GUY IN A PLAY ANTAGONIST
THE GOOD GUY , MAIN CHARACTER PROTAGONIST
INFORMATION PUT FORWARD BEFORE THE PLAY EXPOSITION

Literary Elements Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Sequence of events in a story plot
where and when the story takes place setting
the people in the story characters
problem the characters are facing conflict
type of conflict within themselves internal
conflict with outside forces external
most exciting part of the story, turning point climax
central part of story that builds to turning point risingaction
events that follow the climax that lead reader to the end fallingaction
part of the story in which you know the problems are solved resolution
part of the story that takes you back to an event that already occurred in the past flashback
where the author gives you a hint as to what may happen later in the story foreshadowing
central idea or message theme
the difference between what is expected and what actually happens irony
the emotion/feeling that is the author is trying to create mood
the beginning of a plot map that sets the story and tells characters exposition

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

Drama Elements Word Search

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Comedy
Tragedy
Audience
Backstage
Stage Left
Stage Right
Upstage
Downstage
Center Stage
Aside
Soliloquy
Monologue
Stage Directions
Dialogue
Director
Cast
Actor
Character
Theme
Plot
Scene
Act
Script
Playwright
Drama
Play

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

Drama Terms Word Search

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Description

projection
upstage
tragedy
theme
technical theatre
tableau
stage manager
stage right
stage left
stage crew
set stage
scene
role
rehearsal
props
plot
playwright
play
performance
pantomime
monologue
interpretation
objective
improvisation
house
fourth wall
dress rehearsal
down stage
director
diction
cue
conflict
comedy
characterization
center stage
cast
blocking
backstage
audition
audience
actor
act

Romeo & Juliet: Literary Terms Crossword

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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

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