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Genre: Fantasy Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Events, setting, or characters are outside of the realm of possibility. Modern
Traditional folktales with a contemporary twist. Ex. The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon. Fractured Folktale
Present-day protagonist goes back in time to a different era. Ex. The Seer of Shadows Historical
Contains adventure and a prominent search motif. Ex. The Hobbit Quest Stories
Traditional tale with a known author who writes in this style. Ex. Ella Enchanted Modern Folktale
Animals have the ability to behave like humans, experience emotions, talk , and see reason. Ex. The Tale of Peter Rabbit Animal
Contain ridiculous or exaggerated characters or strange situations. Ex. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Unusual
Contains supernatural elements such as vampires, ghosts, and witchcraft. Ex. Harry Potter Supernatural
Imaginative literature providing a story based on real science facts. Ex. The Giver. Science Fiction
Beloved toys and objects are brought to life. Ex. The Adventures of Pinocchio Personified
Worlds with miniature people who have their own culture. Ex. The Indian in the Cupboard. Little People
Blends fantasy and realism. Ex. Skellig Magical Realism

literary genre Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

stories that come from the authors imagination fiction
based on a person or event from history historical fiction
dealing with aliens, the distant future, or advance technology science fiction
containing monsters, magic, or other supernatural elements fantasy
a story that could have happened but didn't realistic fiction
writing that is true or factual nonfiction
provides information on a topic information writing
the story of ones life told by oneself autobiography
the story of ones life told by another biography
attempts to influence the reader persuasive writing
writing that is meant to be acted on a stage drama
a very short story that has a moral or a life lesson ; usually talking about animals as main characters fable

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

Story Elements Word Search

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Description

stanza
alliteration
metephor
idiom
personification
simile
hyperbole
Figurative Language
Imagery
Theme
Resolution
Fall in Action
Climax
Rising Action
Characters
Setting
Conflict
Antagonist
Protagonist
Plot

Story Elements Crossword

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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

Elements of a novel Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The villain Antagonist
The hero Protagonist
A problem that occurs within the story Conflict
The people, animals, or inanimate objects within the story Characters
The part of the book that holds the pages together Spine
A topic or idea that reoccurs in the story Theme
The person who wrote the book Author
The name of the novel Title
The storyline Plot
The summary of the story that appears on the back of the book Blurb
Where and when the story takes place Setting
The person who reveals the story to the reader narrator
The answer to a problem Resolution
The style or type of story in the novel. These can include romance, comedy, drama, horror and fantasy Genre
The line, word, or paragraph that a character says out loud or to another character Quote

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

Macbeth Act 1 Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

How many witches are there? Three
What is Macbeth's title at the start of the play? Thane of Glamis
Who do the witches tell their descendents will become a line of kings? Banquo
Who is the king of Scotland at the start of the play? Duncan
What is the missing word? Fair is _____ and _____ is fair? Foul
At the start of the play, what word beginning with V does the sergeant use to describe Macbeth? Valiant
What is it called when a character shares their thoughts and feelings with the audience? Soliloquy
What theme so the witches introduce? Supernatural
Complete the line: 'look like th'innocent flower, but be the ____________ under't. serpent
Who calls on the spirit world to 'unsex me here'? Lady Macbeth
Complete the quote: 'I have no spur to prick the sides of my intent, but only ______ ________' vaulting ambition
Who are the Macbeth's going to frame for Duncan's murder? Guards
Complete the theme, appearance and ___________. reality

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

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