Type
Crossword
Description

Events build in a story, conflict becomes increasingly intense RisingAction
Most intense or exciting part of the story and is alson the turning point Climax
In the beginning of the story, introduces the setting and characters exposition
Conflict begins to settle in a story FallingAction
Conflict between characters is resolved Resolution
Time and place of the story setting
The struggle between two opposing forces conflict
The character or force that goes against the main character antagonist
The vantage point from which the author tells the story pointofview
Uses words like "I," "me," etc 1stpersonpointof view
Vantage point that uses "you" 2ndPersonpointof view
vantage point that uses words like "he," "she," "they" -- limited knowledge 3rdPersonpointof viewlimited
Vantage point that uses "he," "she," "they," and knows all (God's POV) 3rdpersonpointofviewomniscient
how the writing makes the reader feel mood
Example: Character struggles to survive alone in the wilderness ManvsNature
Example: A group of people protest to change a law ManvsSociety
How the author writes the story (sarcastic, humorous, etc.) Tone
Example: two friends get into a fight and yell at each other manvsman
A warning or indication of a future event foreshadow
A thing that represents or stands for something else, especially a material object representing something abstract symbol
The main character's thoughts or feelings - the response INSIDE the character Internal Response
The Response by the character through speech or actions External Response
Less important character minorcharacter
A character that does not change from the beginning to the end of the story static character
Conversation between two or more characters Dialogue
The most important character in the story Major character
A character that changes throughout the story dynamiccharacter
sequence of events where each affects the next one through the principle of cause and effect plot
Example: A character argues with their self ManvsSelf
An event or scene taking place before the present time in the narrative flashback

Story Elements Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

the problem in a story conflict
the "bad guy" in a story antagonist
the time and place a story occurs setting
the author's message to the reader theme
part of the story that introduces the characters, setting, and conflict exposition
the action in the story plot
this kind of character changes because of the story's events dynamic
the turning point of the story climax
the final end of the story resolution
the "good guy" in the story protagonist
part of the story where the author ties up loose ends falling action
a struggle in the story conflict
the kind of character that stays the same throughout the story static
the development of the story rising action
the main person, animal, or object in a story character
where and when the story takes place setting
events that lead to the end of a story falling action
this message can be stated directly or implied theme
part of story where the conflict is solved resolution
the highest point of interest in a story climax
explains the basics of a story exposition
this struggle can be internal or external conflict
the sequence of events in a story plot
one who opposes the main character antagonist
the character does not change static
an example of internal conflict Man vs. Himself

Short Story Terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The person who tells the story Narrator
The relationship of the narrator to the story Point of View
Story is told by a character referred to a "I". Reader see's things through that character's eyes First Person
The narrator is someone outside of the story, and relates the thoughts of only 1 character. "he or she" Third Limited
The narrator see's into the minds of multiple character's Omniscient
The sequence of events in a story Plot
Person, animal, or imaginary creature in a literary work. Character
Grow and change during a story Dynamic
Remains the same throughout the story. Static
Central struggle between opposite forces in the story. Conflict
When a character struggles against an outside force. External Conflict
Struggle within the mind of the character. Internal Conflict
Main Message of a story. Theme
Time and place in which the story takes place. Settting
Beginning of the plot which introduces the characters, setting, and situation Exposition

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

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

Elements of Plot Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

sequence of events plot
struggle between opposing characters conflict
introduces the characters, setting, and conflict exposition
where the conflict takes place rising action
the turning point or most intense part climax
tying together of threads; solution resolution
tells character's personality direct characterization
shows character's personality indirect characterization
person or animal in a story character
where and when the story takes place setting
conflict that is inside; man vs. man internal
conflict that is visible; man vs. man, nature, or society external
what characters say to each other dialogue
gives clues about the future foreshadowing
recalling memories of the past flashback
stories about imaginary people or events fiction
stories about real people or events nonfiction

Story Elements Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The main character in a story Protagonist
The character who opposes the main character in a story antagonist
The Problem in a story conflict
The time and place a story occurs setting
The sequence of events in a story plot
An example of internal conflict man vs himself
An example of external conflict manvsman
The message can be directly stated or implied. DIFFERENT from topic theme
The high point of the story climax
This type of character can change because of the events in the story dynamic
This type of character stays the same throughout a story static
The french word for the end of the story where everything is settled denouement
The part of the story where the action is building risingaction
The part of the story where things start to settle fallingaction
There are four different types of this, one of which can be omniscient pointofview
Short story we read about a war thesniper
Short story we read about the sun all summer in a day
This is also known as the beginning of the plot exposition

short story unit Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

normally the main character protagonist
information about characters, setting and problem exposition
person/thing in conflict with the protagonist antagonist
time and place setting
main message or big idea theme
struggle between two forces conflict
events in the story plot
when the conflict begins initial incident
body of the story that leads up to the climax rising action
turning point climax
events that wrap up the conflct falling action
ending of story conclusion
narrator is participate "I" first person
reader is participate "you" second person
watching the action happen to others third person
only seeing a small portion of information through one character limited
knowing all that is happening to all characters omniscient
what the author leads you to feel tone
comparison of two things using like or as simile
direct comparison metaphor
giving non-humans things human qualities personification
words that imitate sound onomatopoeia
hinting at things to come in the future foreshadowing
when the opposite of what you expect happens Irony
the use of an object to represent an idea or feeling symbolism
referring to an event in the characters past to reveal more information flashback

Plot Structure Terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The beginning of the story Exposition
The series of events that create the story Plot
The character's struggle takes place in his or her own mind Internal Conflict
The type of narration that the author uses to tell the story Point of View
The part of the story where the conflicts are introduced Rising Action
A problem between the character and an outside force External Conflict
The author's message or lesson to the reader Theme
A scene set in a time earlier than the main story the provides extra background about the characters or conflict Flashback
The protagonist changes in a significant (important) way Climax
Where and when the story takes place setting
the people or animals in a story Characters
the story's end Resolution

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