Type
Word Search
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Alliteration
Allusion
Autobiography
Biography
Central Idea
Characters
Citation
Climax
Connotation
Context Clues
Denotation
Enjambment
Exposition
Falling Action
Fantasy
Fiction
Figurative Language
Genre
Inference
Literary Devices
Literature
Memoir
Narrator
Non-fiction
Plot
Point of view
Purpose
Repetition
Resolution
Rising Action
Science-fiction
Setting
Speaker
Stanza
Technical Meaning
Theme
Volta
Word Meaning

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

STAAR EOC English Vocabulary Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

tragedy
tone
symbol
theme
protagonist
point of view
plot
personification
oxymoron
onomatopoeia
nonfiction
metaphor
irony
imagery
hyperbole
historical fiction
hero
genre
foreshadowing
flashback
first person pov
figurative language
fiction
falling action
exposition
end rhyme
dialogue
denotation
connotation
conflict
climax
characterization
biography
ballad
autobiography
archetype
antagonist
anecdote
allusion
alliteration

Literary Terms Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

COUPLET
ASSONANCE
ALLITERATION
FORESHADOWING
BIOGRAPHY
GENRE
DIALECT
EXPOSITION
DENOTATION
CONNOTATION
IDIOM
FALLING ACTION
CLIMAX
CHARACTER
FICTION
DIALOGUE
IMAGERY
HYPERBOLE
AUTOBIOGRAPHY
CONFLICT

8th Grade Vocabulary Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

ALLUSIONS
ANALOGY
ANALYZE
argumentative
bias
characterization
citation
claim
connotation
denotation
elaborate
evaluate
evidence
explanatory
expository
generalize
imagery
inference
irony
literal
memoir
paraphrase
persuasive
point of view
relevant
satire
stereotype
style
support
symbolism
textual evidence
theme
thesis
transition words
words cited

Literature Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

voice
theme
moral
mood
memoir
lyric
irony
hyperbole
haiku
genre
fallingaction
ficton
fantasy
fable
epic
evidence
essay
dialogue
drama
couplet
comparison
critical essay
comedy
biography
ballad
autobiography
audience
allusion
alliteration
metaphor
imagery
personification
antagonist
protagonist
Setting
Climax
Character
Plot
Analogy
Foreshadowing

Literary Terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The repetition of constant sounds at the beginning of words Alliteration
The repetition of vowel sounds within the non-rhyming word Assonance
A writers account of his or her own life Autobiography
People animals or imaginary creatures who take part in a work of literature Character
The true account of a persons life written by another person Biography
The point of greatest interest in a story Climax
A struggle between opposing forces Conflict
Ideas and feelings associated with the word Connotation
A rhymed pair of lines may be written in any rhythmic pattern Couplet
A Words dictionary definition Denotation
Form of language that is spoken in a particular place Dialect
Written conversation between two or more characters Dialogue
It's part of a typical story plot Exposition
Stage of the plot in which the story begins to draw to a close in Falling action
Prose writing that tells in imaginary story Fiction
Occurs when a writer provides hints that suggest future events in the story Foreshadowing
Refers to a category in which a work of literature is classified Genre
Figure of speech in which the truth is exaggerated Hyperbole
Expression that has a meeting different from the meaning of the word Idiom
Consists of a word and phrases that appeal to a readers five sense Imagery

Literary Terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

What structure do these terms make up? Dramatic
Time and place Setting
Setting Exposition
Opposing force Antagonist
Here/Main Character Protagonist
Storyline Plot
Something that represents something else Symbol
Internal and/or external Conflict
A hint at what is to come Foreshadow
A category of literature Genre
Attitide Tone
Main Idea of an essay Thesis
The dictionary meaning of a word Denotation
Implied meaning Connotation
Compare using like or as SImile
Comparison Metaphor
Events leading to the climax Rising Action
Events leading to the conclusion Falling Action
Conclusion/Closure Resolution
Person telling the story Narrator
Static, dynamic, stock, flat, round Character
Turning Point Climax
Mental pictures Imagery
Contradictory statement Irony
Exaggeration Hyperbole

STAAR Reading Vocabulary Crossword

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

Final Exam Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

context clues
simile
life
faverd
argumentative essay
narrative
credible
metaphor
character
personification
analogy
irony
genre
argument
onomatopoeia
figurative language
cite
audience
connotation
contrast
compare
claim
denotation
inference
hyperbole
alliteration

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