Type
Word Search
Description

Alliteration
Allusion
Antagonist
Antithesis
Archetype
Assonance
Caesura
Characterization
Colloquial
Conceit
consonance
Couplet
Dialect
Diction
Fable
Figurative Language
Foreshadow
Hyperbole
Iambic
Imagery
In Medias Res
Irony
Jargon
Juxtaposition
Litotes
Meter
Mood
Motif
Narrator
Ode
Onomatopoeia
Parable
Parallelism
Persona
Personification
Plot
Point Of View
Polyayndeton
Protagonist
Quatrain
Rhyme
Rhythm
Sarcasm
Satire
Similes
Soliloquy
Speaker
Stanza
Stereotype
Structure
Synecdoche
Syntax
Theme
Tragedy
Trochaic
Tone
Turning Point

Literary Terms Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Alliteration
Allusion
Antagonist
Antithesis
Archetype
Assonance
Caesura
Characterization
Colloquial
Conceit
consonance
Couplet
Dialect
Diction
Fable
Figurative
Foreshadow
Hyperbole
Iambic
Imagery
In Medias Res
Irony
Jargon
Juxtaposition
Language
Litotes
Meter
Mood
Motif
Narrator
Ode
Onomatopoeia
Parable
Parallelism
Persona
Personification
Polyayndeton
Protagonist
Quatrain
Rhyme
Stanza
Synecdoche
Tone

Literary Terms Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

paradox
anaphora
stereotype
foreshadow
protagonist
antagonist
juxtaposition
antithesis
caesura
jargon
symbolism
soliloquy
colloquial
archetype
oxymoron
parallelism
allegory
alliteration
apostrophe
consonance
couplet
figurative language
quatrain
structure
trochaic

1-20 Literary Word Terms Puzzle Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

How the author presents the story to a reader; second person, first person, third person Point of view
Message of the story; the big idea Theme
The choice of words by the writer/author Diction
Figure of speech which depends on a non-literal meaning of the words used. ex; simile, metaphor Figurative Language
Figure of speech that makes a comparison using words "like" or "as" Simile
Brief and indirect reference to a person, place, thing or idea of historical, cultural, literary, or political significance. Allusion
Parts of the sentence are grammatically the same or similar in construction Parallelism
One long syllable followed by a short syllable Trochaic
Having two successful lines that rhyme in a verse Couplet
"not so awkward" pause in the middle of a line of poetry Caesura
A recurring element that holds a symbolic meaning/significance in a story Motif
Comparing two unlikely things in a clever way Conceit
Using large groups to refer to a smaller group or vice versa Synecdoche
a literary technique that is lyrical in nature, but not very lengthy Ode
Illustrating one or more lessons/principles in an instructive way Parable
The person telling the story and setting the point of view Narrator
Includes animals, legendary creatures, plants, inanimate objects or forces of nature to show a moral lesson Fable
Person who is understood to be speaking Persona
Literal definition of a word Denotation
Developing characters and creating images of the characters for the readers Characterization

Poetic Devices & Literary Terms Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Alliteration
Allusion
Anaphora
Apostrophe
Assonance
Asyndeton
Caesura
Colloquial
Conceit
Consonance
Couplet
Diction
Figurative language
Hyperbole
Iambic
Imagery
Litote
Metaphor
Meter
Mood
Ode
Onomatopoeia
Oxymoron
Personification
Polysyndeton
Quatrain
Rhyme
Rhythm
Simile
Speaker
Stanza
Theme
Time
Trochaic

Cameron's literary device puzzle Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

literary technique in which conjunctions are used repeatedly in quick succession, with no comas Polysyndeton
into the middle of a narrative In medias res
writer gives an advance hint of what is to come later in the story Foreshadow
absence of a conjunction between parts of a sentence Asyndeton
contrary to expectations, existing belief or perceived opinion Paradox
a break between within a metrical foot Caesura
two lines of verse normally in the same meter and joined by a rhyme which forms a unit Couplet
kind of a metaphor that compares two very unlike things in a surprising or clever way Conceit
two opposite ideas are put together in a sentence to achieve a contrasting effect Antithesis
the use of word referring to or replacing a word used earlier in a sentence Anaphora
writer gives an advance hint of what is to come later in the story Foreshadow
picture description or imitation of a person or thing in which certain striking characteristics are exaggerated Caricature
act of speaking one's thoughts aloud Soliloquy
stanza of four lines Quatrain
contains unaccented and short syllables followed by a long and accented syllables in a single line of poem Iambic
a figure of speech in which a part is made to represent the whole or vice versa Synecdoche
form of poetry such as sonnet or elegy, read in ways poets praise people, natural scenes and abstract ideas Ode
substitution of the name of an attribute or adjunct
the repetition of the sound of a vowel in non-rhyming stressed syllables Assonance
repetitive sounds produced by consonants within a sentence or phrase Consonance
character which stands in opposition of the protagonist or the main character Antagonist
not formal or literary ; slang Colloquial
basic metrical unit called a foot consisting of two syllables Trochaic
act of speaking one’s thoughts aloud Soliloquy
speaker indirectly addresses someone or something that isn’t present in the poem Apostrophe

literary devices Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

literary device which can be defined as the resolution of the issue  of a complicated plot in fiction. denouement
a word, which imitates the natural sounds of a thing. It creates a sound effect that mimics the thing described, making the description more expressive and interesting. onomatopoeia
a literary device where words are used in quick succession and begin with letters belonging to the same sound group. Whether it is the consonant sound or a specific vowel group, the alliteration involves creating a repetition of similar sounds in the sentence. alliteration
literary device wherein the author uses specific words and phrases that exaggerate and overemphasize the basic crux of the statement in order to produce a grander, more noticeable effect. hyperbole
usually refers to the sequence of events and happenings that make up a story. Speaker:In writing, the speaker is the voice that speaks behind the scene plot
literary device that is used step by step in literature to highlight and explain the details about a character in a story. characterization
the actual definition of the word rather than the nuances of its meaning or the feelings it implies denotation
It can be defined in a literary work as a voice or an assumed role of a character, which represents the thoughts of a writer, or a specific person the writer wants to present as his mouthpiece. persona
:In literature, it is described as a didactic lesson given through some sort of animal story fable
figure of speech, which presents a short story, typically with a moral lesson at the end. parable
a lyrical stanza written in praise for a person, event, or thing. The form developed in Ancient Greece and had a very specific and elaborate structure involving three parts known as the strophe, antistrophe, and epode. ode
The person telling the story who may or may not be a character in the story. narrator
literary devices that uses a part of something to refer to the whole or vice versa. It is somewhat rhetorical in nature, where the entire object is represented by way of a fraction of it or a fraction of the object is symbolized by the whole synechdoche
extended metaphor in a poem conceit
any element, subject, idea or concept that is constantly present through the entire body of literature. Using a motif refers to the repetition of a specific theme dominating the literary work motif
One such pause is known as “caesura,” which is a rhythmical pause in a poetic line or a sentence caesura
literary device which can be defined as having two successive rhyming lines in a verse and has the same meter to form a complete thought. It is marked by a usual rhythm, rhyme scheme and incorporation of specific utterances   couplet
Because each foot consists of two syllables, the trochaic is known as a duple meter. trochaic
the use of components in a sentence that are grammatically the same; or similar in their construction, sound, meaning, or meter. Parallelism examples are found in literary works as well as in ordinary conversations. parallelism
a brief and indirect reference to a person, place, thing or idea of historical, cultural, literary or political significance allusion
figure of speech that makes a comparison, showing similarities between two different things. Unlike a metaphor, a simile draws resemblance with the help of the words “like” or “as.” simile
any figure of speech which depends on a non-literal meaning of some or all of the words used. figurative language
the distinctive tone or tenor of an author’s writings. Diction is not just a writer's choice of words it can include the mood, attitude, dialect and style of writing. diction
an enduring pattern or motif throughout the literary work, occurring in a complex, long winding manner or it can be short and succinct and provide a certain insight into the story. theme
perspective of which a story is told point of view

English Literary Terms Word Scramble

Type
Word Scramble
Description

Alliteration
Synecdoche
Onomatopoeia
Narrator
Denotation
Figurative language
Motif
Parable
Simile
Syntax
Diction
Point of View
Allusion
Characterization
Parallelism
Speaker
Ode
Conceit
Persona
Theme
Hyperbole
Caesura
Fable
Couplet
Plot

P-Z (Last 14 Words) Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

parody
personification
plot
point of view
protagonist
quatrain
recognition
resolution
rhyme
rising action
rhythm
satire
sestet
setting
simile
villanelle
unreliable narrator
understatement
tone
theme
tercet
syntax
synecdoche
symbol
subject
style
structure
stanza
sonnet

Literary Terms Puzzle 2 Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Several coordinating conjunctions are used in succession in order to achieve artistic effect. Polysyndenton
To put two contrasting ideas together. This emphasis the difference between the two ideas and adds interest to writing. Antithesis
Two or more ideas, places, characters and their actions are placed side by side in a narrative are comparisons and contrasts. Juxtaposition
The lead character in a story Protagonist
Employs understatement by using double negative. Ex: "not bad" Litote
A metaphor in which an object is used to describe something that's closely related to it. Metonymy
The structuring of a sentence. Syntax
Resolution to a plot. Denouement
A verse or even a full poem consisting of four lines. Quatrain
Words that imitate the natural sound of a thing. onomatopoeia
When two or more words in a phrase or line of poetry share the same beginning consonant sound alliteration
Using extreme exaggeration to make a point or show emphasis. hyperbole
when something is hinted to before it happens. foreshadow
a kind of metaphor that compares two very unlikely things in a surprising and clever way. conceit
Using an object or a word to represent an abstract idea. symbolism
makes an implicit implied or hidden comparison between two things that are unrelated but share characteristics metaphor
The struggle between two opposing forces conflict
The use of informal words, phrases, or even slang in a piece of writing colloquial
A typical character, action, or situation that seems to represent universal pattern of human nature. archetype
An element that evokes certain feelings or vibes in readers through words and descriptions. mood
used in drama to reveal the innermost thoughts or a character. soliloquy
A device used in descriptive writing and visual arts, in which particular aspects of a subject are exaggerated to create a silly or comic effect caricature
Looking at a group of people and assuming they all share certain qualities. Stereotype
Meant to exaggerate and ridicule by using humor, irony, and exaggeration or ridicule. Satire
The voice behind a poem. Speaker

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