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

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

8th Grade Vocabulary Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

_________are the words spoken by characters in a play. Dialogue
The repetition of initial sounds, such as "Peter Piper Pizza" is called? Alliteration
The words around the unknown word are called....... Context Clues
Realizing the POTENTIAL danger of the situation, he called for help. Potential means? Possible
Which point of view is all knowing and sees into different characters' minds? Third Person
An example of a ____is "He is as scary as a bear." Simile
The VITRIOL in his voice--all the anger and hate--made the character scary. Vitriol means? Anger and hate
An example of ____is saying you are so hungry you could eat a horse. Hyperbole
An author describing the sun smiling on a field of flowers is an example of ____. Personification
Which point of view uses "I" or "me" First Person
A story about a person's life written by that person is called? Autobiography
The moment of highest tension in the story, the turning point is called? Climax
When an author writes a story about another person's life is called? Biography
Placing events in order in which they happened is called? Chronological Order
The main character in a work of literature, usually the "hero" or "good guy"? protagonist
the person that stands in the way of the protagonist's happiness, usually the "bad guy' is? Antagonist
The beach's Tranquility, or its peaceful feeling, made the vacation perfect. Tranquility means? Peaceful
_____is a long speech by a character in a play, spoken either to others or to himself. Monologue
A struggle between opposing forces, the problem in the story is called? Conflict
When the effects of the action or decision are revealed, leads to resolution. Falling Action
The Marlin is the social HUB of the ship-the heart and main point of attraction. Hub means? Popular part
The message, moral, or lesson of a story is called? Theme
Using your reason and experience to figure out something that is not written or stated. Inference
Description or dialogue that introduces the characters, the setting, and the situation. Exposition
Events that complicate the situation by introducing the conflict, leads to the Climax. Rising Action
Occurs when a main character clashes with an outside force. External Conflict
What does the prefix "auto" mean? Self
What does the "pre" mean? Before
______tell actors how to move and speak, usually in parentheses( ) or in italics. Stage Directions
What does the suffix "ology" mean? Study of
One man's trash is another man's treasure is an example of______. Theme
Identify the meaning of the prefix in the word UNDERESTIMATE Below

Vocabulary for Analyzing and Interpreting Literature Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

This is the teller of the story. Narrator
This is a comparison of two unlike items that uses "like" or "as." Simile
This is the restatement of a written work that keeps the basic meaning of the original. paraphrase
This is a work of literature, especially a play, that results in catastrophe for the main character. tragedy
This is an exaggeration or overstatement. hyperbole
This is an arrangement of words in verse. It sometimes rhymes and expresses facts, emotions, or ideas in a more imaginative style than ordinary writing. poem
This is when an object or abstract idea is given human qualities. personification
This is a device where objects represent bigger, more significant ideas. symbolism
This is the point of view where one of the characters narrates the story. firstperson
These are images to help the reader see, hear, or feel things. These are details that appeal to the senses. imagery
This is an indirect reference to a familiar person, place, or event. allusion
This is a form of language that is characteristic of a particular place or group of people. dialect
This is writing that uses humor to ridicule or criticize individuals, ideas, or institutions in hopes of improving them. satire
This is a point of view where the author uses pronouns like "he" and "she" in telling the story. thirdperson
This is the main idea or lesson of a work. theme
This is the part of the plot where the conflict ends. resolution
This is a device that is used to share previous events that occurred before the story. flashback
This is a comparison of two unlike things that does not use "like" or "as." metaphor
This is a method of relating how two or more elements are similar. compare
This is a method of relating how two or more elements are different. contrast
This is the time or place in which a story unfolds. setting
This is a device used in literature that creates an expectation of later developments in the plot. foreshadowing
This is a brief comment delivered by an actor, which expresses the character's thoughts. It is not heard by other characters. aside
This is the main problem in a literary work. conflict

Milestone ELA 8th Grade Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The repeating of vowel sounds to create internal rhyme(proud round cloud) Assonance
"The turning point" Point of greatest tension that changes the direction the plot. Often a critical decision is made. Climax
A short statement that presents the main idea and most important points in a piece of writing Summarizing
The narrator is all knowing-tells the thoughts/feelings of more than one character (think about it as this person who hangs above all the characters and knows everything about every chracter third person omniscient
A character who undergoes an important change in the story Dynamic character
A term that means " word relationships" Example: Water:Liquid::Ice:solid Analogy
The author's attitude towards a subject Tone
Usually a main character: goes through a major change in the story Protagonist
The actual everyday meaning of words Literal language
Prejudice in favor or against one thing/person'group compared with another (Usually considered to be unfair) Biased
To refer to something implicitly/without directly stating it Allusion
The conflict(s) is/are resolved and all loose ends are tied up Resolution
We know a lot about these characters (details, see many sides of them) Round Character
A huge eaggeration Hyperbole
The way a text is intended to make the audience feel mood
The repeating of consonant sounds at the beginning of words alliteration
Words that allow the reader to hear a sound Onomatopoeia
Not influenced by personal feelings; based on facts objective text
Compares 2 unlike things by stating that one thing is another thing methaphor
Without bias or prejudice; impartial, fair unbiased
a restatement of an author's words in your own words paraphrasing
The repeating of the same consonant 2 or more times in a short span (can be at the beginning, middle, or end of a word) Consonance
The most important point in a work of literature Main Idea
The character who is against or has conflict with the protagonist antagonist
The moral or lesson of a story/text. Can be implied or directly stated Theme
We don't know much about them. We only see one side of them. Flat character
Events/results of the actions or decision of the character has made (slowly winding do to the end of the story) Falling action
Existing in the mind; belongs to thinking of the subject rather than to the object of thoughts (opinions) Subjective texr
Series of events that occur before the conflict that moves the story forward Rising action
A character who doesn't change at all throughout the story. Their person remains the same. Static Character
Giving human qualities to nonhuman things personification

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

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

ELA Vocab Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

exposition first part of the story
the time and place a story happens setting
the main character in the story protagonist
the person or thing that causes trouble for the protagonist antagonist
problems that happen to cause the character troubles complications
the most exciting part of the story climax
a series of events that make up a story plot
main part of the story where complications arise rising action
events that lead to the end of the story falling action
the end of the story where problems are resolved resolution
a person, place, thing or idea noun
a word that expresses action verb
a word that modifies or describes a noun adjective
modifies a verb, adjective, or another adverb and answers the questions: when? where? why? how? adverb
used in the place of one or more nouns or pronouns pronoun
shows the location of a noun or pronoun in the sentence to something else preposition
expresses emotion and does not have to be in the sentence for it to make sense interjection
a word used to connect clauses or phrases conjunction
the amount of the series of events that make up a person's life biography
an indication of a future event in the story foreshadowing
a word that is pronounced the same way as another word but has a different meaning homophone
a comparison of two words using "like" or "as" simile
comparing something by saying something "is" something else metaphor
the repetition of words with the same sound at the beginning alliteration

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

Literary Terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Feeling created by a literary work Mood
words an author uses depending on audience, subject, and desired effect Word choice
The feeling a word produces connotation
Central idea or message Theme
the vantage point from which a story is told point of view
narrated by a character in the story using pronouns such as "I"and "me" first person
an outside narrator tells the story from one character's perspective third person limited
an all-knowing narrator tells the story from the perspective of multiple characters omniscient
an all-knowing narrator tells the story from the perspective of multiple characters omniscient
reason for writing (inform, persuade, entertain) authors purpose
a character who remains the same throughout the story static
a character who changes in the story dynamic
a main character major
a secondary character minor
any force that drives a character to behave in a certain way motivation
type of characterization in which the author directly states what a character is like direct
type of characterization in which the writer uses descriptions of character's manners, dress, and behavior to develop the character indirect
a guess based on clues inference
type of irony in which what is said is the opposite of what is meant verbal
type of irony in which what happens in a situation is the opposite of what is expected situational
type of irony in which the reader has information the character lacks dramatic
interruption in the present action to show events that happened at an earlier time flashback
when a reader feels uncertainty about what will happen next suspense
writing that presents facts without revealing writer's feelings or opinions objective
type of writing in which the feelings of a writer are revealed subjective
language characteristic of a certain geographical area dialect
conversation between two or more characters dialogue
reference to something outside of a literary work allusion

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