Type
Crossword
Description

A group of letters added to the beginning of a root word to change the meaning Prefix
A short statement that gives the main ideas of something that has been said or written Summary
What the reader can figure out about the story using context clues. Inference
A made-up story Fiction
A true story about a person's life Biography
A comparison of two things using like or as Simile
A comparison of two things WITHOUT using like or as Metaphor
The reason the writer wrote something Author's Purpose
This is another way to say "tell" Express
A story, or description of events Narrative
A fiction story that could NOT happen in real life Fantasy
A story passed down from generation to generation Folktale
One line of poetry Verse
A group of lines that look much like a paragraph Stanza
The moral of a story Theme
The specific style of writing is the story's... Genre
Pictures, maps, captions, graphic organizers...anything provided except the text Text Features
To come to a final decision based on facts Conclude
A word that has the opposite meaning of another word Antonym
The order of something Sequence

Figurative Language Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

A group of lines in a poem stanza
poets use these to convey a meaning beyond the ordinary meaning figurativelanguage
the way poems are written and may or many not be sentences lines
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 qualitites personification
comparison using like or as simile
the narrator of the poem speaker
poets use this to reinforce a poem's meaning and mood rhythm
use of rhyming words within a single line of poetry internalrhyme
repeating of words, phrases or lines in a poem repifition
the use of words whose sounds suggest their meaning onomatopoeia
use of rhymes at the end of the lines endrhyme
the pattern created by stressed and unstressed syllales in a line of poetry meter
repeition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words alliteration
the pattern the end rhyme creates rhymescheme
repetition 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 actually being said idiom
a play on a words double meaning or pronunciation 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 explanantion or clarification analogy
arrangement and relaionship of the parts of a piece of writing structure

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

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

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

STAAR Vocabulary Review Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

the most exciting point in the story climax
a sound word onomatopoeia
comparing two things using like or as simile
a piece of text that is not real fiction
if we read and understand the text, the questions are _______ easy
a type of organizational text structure that uses dates chronological
words that have similar meanings synonyms
words that have opposite meanings antonym
the ending of the story where conflict is resolved resolution
the problem in the story conflict
the time and location in which a story takes place setting
a type of conflict that only involves one character internal
a type of conflict that happens between a character and some type of negative force external
when people are speaking to each other dialogue
unspoken parts of a drama that tell characters where to go or how to act stage directions
a statement that is true and can be proven fact
a personal belief that cannot be proven to be true opinion
compares two things without using like or as metaphor
gives human characteristics to objects or non human things personification
repeating the same beginning sound alliteration
a point of view that uses pronouns such as I, we, me, my, us first person
organizational text structure that tells how things are similar or different compare and contrast
the lesson or moral of a story theme
using text evidence and prior knowledge to make a _____ inference
hints in the text that predict the future foreshadowing
a feeling the reader feels during the most exciting parts of a book/story suspense
when authors use your senses to paint a picture of what is happening in the story imagery
point of view that uses pronouns such as you, your second person
point of view that uses pronouns such as he, she, him, her, they, them third person

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

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

Genre Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

Un-true literature including short stories and novels Fiction
A witch doing magic on an undiscovered world is an example of... fantasy
What is a genre with larger than life or greatly exaggerated characters? Tall Tale
A genre that is written for play, theater, or radio Drama
A genre that might contain talking animals and convoy a moral is... fable
A genre ment to change someones opinion is... Persuasive writing
A sub-genre of fiction involving futuristic ideas Sciencefiction
A genre that is passed down through generations including traditional beliefs Folklore
A sub-genre that could happen but has not Realisticfiction
Story of someones life written by that person Autobiography
Story if someones life written by another person biography
A form of writing that has a meter and rhythm with every lines and syllables Poetry
Genre that focus's on humorous effect Comedy
Provide's facts on a variety of topics Informational writing
A semi-true story passed from generations with important meaning or symbolism from the culture it came from Legend
A book about the life of penguins that is true is an example of what genre nonfiction
A genre where the plot takes place in the past historical fiction
A drama showing weakness and unfavorible circumstances tragedy
A traditional story usually concerning a hero or event Myth
A genre containing magical creatures fairy tale

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

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