Type
Word Search
Description

obfuscation
brevity
misplaced modifiers
Passive Voice
Active voice
complex sentences
subordination
coordination
parallel construction
transitions
qualitative
spatial
chronological
analysis
process
definition
narrative
comparison and contrast
example
fact
specific direction
definite attitude
limited subject
Closing Sentences
Topic Sentences

25 literary terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

1.a comparison between two things, typically for the purpose of explanation or clarification analogy
1.a short and amusing or interesting story about a real incident or person anecdote
1.a phrase or opinion that is overused and betrays a lack of original thought cliche
1.the subject of a talk, a piece of writing, a person's thoughts, or an exhibition; a topic theme
a recurring subject, theme, idea, etc., especially in a literary, artistic, or musical work motif
1.an imitation of the style of a particular writer, artist, or genre with deliberate exaggeration for comic effect parody
1.a statement or proposition that, despite sound (or apparently sound) reasoning from acceptable premises, leads to a conclusion that seems senseless, logically unacceptable, or self-contradictory paradox
1.a detailed analysis and assessment of something, especially a literary, philosophical, or political theory critique
1.place or deal with close together for contrasting effect juxtapose
a metaphor introduced and then further developed throughout all or part of a literary work, especially a poem extended metaphor
a play on words pun
the part of a sentence or clause containing a verb and stating something about the subject predicate
1.a subtle difference in or shade of meaning, expression, or sound nuance
a comparison using "like" or "as" simile
a word free from limitations or qualifications absolute
the word, phrase, or clause to which a pronoun refers antecedent
a long narrative poem epic
a sermon homily
the one who tells the story narrator
a story or narrated account narrative
the use of figures of speech to create a vivid image imagery
a conclusion one draws inference
the subject treated in a paragraph or work topic
a humorous imitation of serious work parody
a work in three parts trilogy

English Composition Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The first stage in the writing process Prewriting
The second stage in the writing process Writing
The third stage in the writing process Rewriting
Essay that relates an event or tells a story Narrative
Essay that explains a term or a particular use of a word Definition
Essay that explains how something works Process
Essay that convinces someone of a particular point of view or action Argument
Who will read or receive an essay Audience
The subject of the essay Topic
The perspective from which an essay is told Point of view
Generating as many ideas as possible, without censoring Brainstorming
A sentence that conveys the main claim of the paper Thesis
Using someone else's words or ideas without credit Plagiarism
Things based on evidence, numbers, statistics, data, or documentation Facts
Things based on unproven beliefs Opinions
The author's attitude toward a subject Bias
Compare-__________: How two things are similar and different Contrast
Cause-__________: One thing leads to another Effect
Shows an indirect comparison using "like" or "as" Simile
Shows an indirect comparison without using "like" or "as" Metaphor
Something that represents something else Symbol
A form of internal business correspondence Memo
A word modifying a verb or adjective Adverb
Use of a comma when a hard break is needed Comma splice
In APA style, a list of sources used References
Appeal to reason Logos
Appeal to the character of the writer Ethos
Appeal to the audience's sympathies, values, beliefs, and emotions Pathos
Provides a concise and complete summary of the essay Abstract
__________ bibliography: List of references and commentary on each Annotated
Where the story takes place Setting
The author's attitude toward the text Tone
Break down into parts to see interrelationships Analyze
Put parts together in a new fashion Synthesize
__________ review: Reading and responding to a classmate's paper Peer
The ability to make new things or think of new ideas Creativity
__________ thinking: the ability to apply reasoning and logic to new or unfamiliar ideas Critical
The systematic investigation into and study of materials and sources in order to establish facts and reach new conclusions Research
A piece of writing that gives the author's own argument Essay

English I Grammar/Punctuation Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

person, place, thing, or idea Noun
takes the place of a noun Pronoun
pronoun that starts dependent clauses Relative
pronouns that don't refer to a definite person or thing Indefinite
modifies adjectives, verbs, and adverbs Adverbs
modifies nouns and pronouns Adjective
shows relationship between a noun or pronoun and some other word in the sentence Preposition
joins words, phrases, and clauses Conjunction
shows action or helps to make a statement Verb
verbs that link two words together Linking
verbs that help an action verb or linking verb Helping
verb acting like a noun Gerund
verb acting like adjectives Participle
to + a verb Infinitive
verbs not behaving like a verb Verbals
part of a sentence about which something is being said; must be a noun pronoun, gerund, or infinitive Subject
a verb that does not take a direct object Intransitive
a verb that takes a direct object Transitive
a noun or pronoun that follows an action verb; never in a prepositional phrase Direct Object
a noun or pronoun that comes before a direct object; never in a prepositional phrase Indirect Object
a noun or pronoun that following a linking verb and renames the subject Predicate Nominative
an adjective that follows a linking verb and describes the subject Predicate Adjective
noun or pronoun that follows and renames another noun or pronoun Appositive
a clause that can usually stand alone Independent
starts with a relative pronoun or a subordinating conjunction Dependent
sentence type that contains one independent clause Simple
sentence type that contains two or more independent clauses Compound
sentence type that contains one independent clause and one or more dependent clauses Complex
sentence type that has two or more independent clauses and one or more dependent clauses Compound Complex
joins two clause without a coordinating conjunction and can be used in series with a comma for clarity Semicolon
used to make words possessive and to make contractions Apostrophe
used when punctuating the titles of short things and dialogue Quotation Marks
indicates a pause between parts of a sentence and to separate items in a list Comma
used at the end of a sentence Period
punctuation indicating a question Question Mark
punctuation indicating an exclamation Exclamation Point

Sentences Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A group of words with no subject and verb phrase
A clause that can stand on its own independent
A clause that cannot stand on its own subordinate
A sentence with one independent clause simple
A sentence with two independent clauses compound
A sentence with an independent and subordinate clause complex
conjunction used for compound sentences coordinating
conjunction used for complex sentences subordinating
Used to remember coordinating conjunctions fanboys
Used to remember subordinating conjunctions awhitebus
Mark of punctuation that can combine compound sentences semicolon
Mark of punctuation needed before coordinating conjunction comma
Type of pronoun used at beginning of subordinate clause relative
Last name of the coolest student teacher in the world carder
Last name of coolest teacher at Hedgesville kaminski

Literary Devices Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Bang, boom, snap, and pop. onomatopoeia
A question asked to prove a point rather than getting an answer Rhetorical Question
Play on words Pun
Comparing one thing to another with "Like" or "as" Simile
Words left out... ellipsis
A sentence with only a single subject and predicate Simple
A situation that can be compared to something else in significance Analogy
Over exaggeration Hyperbole
Attempt to win a argument through emotional reaction Pathos
Sentence that states a fact or argument ending with a period Declaritive
Occurrence of same letter or sound of adjacent or close words Alliteration
Relates to the order at which time occurs in a piece of literature Time Sequence
The attitude of the writer Tone
When time goes backwards to show a past event Flashback
A form of language specific to a region or social group Dialect
When a word or phrase is applied to something not literally applicable Metaphor
Giving an object a human like description Personification
A sentence with more than one subject or predicate Compound
A sentence containing a subordinate clause Complex
Similar close by construction within writing Parallelism
Method of persuasion based on evidence and reasoning Logos
Method of persuasion based on the authors credibility Ethos
A logically unacceptable conclusion Paradox
A contradicting figure of speech Oxymoron
An example of this is, "It's raining cats and dogs" Idiom
A descriptive phrase or adjective Epithet
A particular way of looking at a matter Point Of View
A move forward in time sequence Flash Forward
Two things placed close together with a contrasting effect Juxtaposition
A sentence with two plus independent clauses and one or more dependent clauses Compound Complex
A sentence asking a question Interrogative
A sentence with a exclamation point Exclamatory

Language Arts Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

summarize
connect
clarify
predict
conclusion
indent
topic sentence
justify
claim
chronological order
POV
legend
myth
foreshadow
setting
conflict
plot
hyperbole
alliteration
argument
supporting details
main idea
context clues
metaphor
simile

Poetic Devices Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A narrative poem concerning a serious topic, usually containing heroic deeds or actions Epic Poem
A poem expressing personal thoughts or feelings Lyric Poem
A poem that tells a story Narrative Poem
A poem having no rhyme or regular meter Free Verse
A rhyme occuring at the end of a poem's lines End Rhyme
A rhyme not occurring at the ends of a poem's lines Internal Rhyme
A specific rhyme pattern that repeats in a poem Rhyme Scheme
The sharing of similar sounds in words Rhyme
The repetition of beginning constanant sounds Alliteration
An over exaggeration Hyperbole
A comparison between two objects using the words "like" or "as" Simile
The use of words to represent or recreate sounds Onomatopoeia
Giving human characteristics or nature to non-human things Personification
A comparison between two objects that doesn't use the words "like" or "as" Metaphor
The repetition of specific consonant sounds Consonance
The repetition of specific vowel sounds Assonance
The dictionary definition of a word Denotation
The implications of a word beyond the dictionary definition Connotation
The overall topic or idea of a poem Theme

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

Literary Terms Crossword Puzzle (1-20)

Type
Crossword
Description

Contrast between what is expected and what actually exists Irony
Use of words whose sounds echo their meanings Onomontapeia
Comparison of two things that are basically unlike but have some qualities in common Metaphor
The voice that tells the story Narrator
Giving human qualities to an animal, object or idea Personification
Technique where a sound, word, or line is repeated for emphasis Repitition
Refers to how a writer chooses to narrate a story Point of veiw
Feeling or atmosphere that a writer creates for the reader Mood
Series of events in a story Plot
Writing that tells about real people, Places and events Nonfiction
A fiction where a writer explores unexpected possibilities of the past or the future, Using known scientific data in theories as well as his or her creative imagination Science Fiction
Feeling of growing tension and excitement felt by a reader Suspense
The time and place where a story takes place Setting
The Writer's unique us of language in the writer's work Voice
The main message that the writers shares with the reader Theme
Makes a comparison between two unlike things using "like" or "as" Simile
The stage of the plot that develops the conflict or struggle Rising Action
expresses the writer's attitude towards his or her subject Tone
Is the repetition of sounds at the end of words Rhyme
A Rhymed pair of lines couplet

Qualitative Data Analysis Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

In descriptive studies, qualitative _______analysis is often described as a content analysis. DATA
In ethnographies, a broad unit of cultural knowledge DOMAIN
Before analysis can begin, qualitative researchers have to develop a coding _________. SCHEME
All of a phenomenologist's transcribed interviews would comprise a qualitative data _______. SET
Type of analyses that is more difficult to do. QUALITATIVE
Type of findings that are easier to understand. QUANTITATIVE
A piece of information obtained in a study. DATUM
Written documentation describing definitions of categories used to code data. CODEBOOK
Principle involved in looking for units of information with similar meanings. SIMILARITY
Recurring regularity emerging during analysis of qualitative data. THEME
A figurative comparison to evoke a visual analogy. METAPHOR
Focuses on the culture of a group of people. ETHNOGRAPHY
Research that focuses on the lived experience of humans. PHENOMENOLOGY
Data collection method in which questions are asked of a respondent. INTERVIEW
Process of identifying and indexing recurring themes within data. CODING
An abstraction inferred from observations of behavior. CONCEPT
System of classifying and organizing terms. TAXONOMY
Type of data analysis examining relationships among terms in the domains using Spradley’s method. COMPONENTIAL
Process of living the data to understand meanings and draw insightful conclusions. INCUBATION
A preliminary guide for sorting narrative data. TEMPLATE
Grounded theorists document an idea in an analytic ________. MEMO