Type
Crossword
Description

a type of story adventure
a synonym or descriptive word for character figure
the role a character plays central
character description pliant
a description of setting frontier
a time contemporary
a mood compelling
a synonym for plot narrative
another name for climax crisis
another word for theme message
a literary technique foreshadowing
another literary technique repetition

Literary Terms Review Puzzle Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The sequence of events in a narrative plot
A narrator that uses I, me, or we firstperson
Descriptions that appeal to the five senses Imagery
The time and place of a narrative Setting
The opposite of what is expected to occur irony
The turning point of a narrative Climax
The way an author wants the reader to feel mood
A struggle in a character's mind internalconflict
Narration that has access to all characters' thoughts and actions thirdpersonomniscient
An object, activity, place, or person that stands for something beyond iteslf symbol
Plot stage in which we learn about the characters, setting, and a hint of the conflict Exposition
A message about life or human nature that the author wants you to understand theme
Can influence a theme by how they act or what they learn characters
A narrator that knows the thoughts and feelings of only one character thirdpersonlimited
A point of view that is unbiased; without opinions objective
A story that explains human nature or how things came to be myth
The setting can be the cause of a... conflict
A struggle between a character and an outside force externalconflict
The voice that tells the story narrator
A plot stage in which tension increases Risingaction
Can suggest an important idea or symbol that is central to the theme title
Can have an influence on the character's beliefs, values, and job opportunities setting
Narration that is personal and might be infused with opinion subjective
Themes that appear repeatedly in literature Recurringtheme
Reveals the story's final outcome Resolution

Elements of Literature Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

the repetition of a consonant sound at the beginning of a series of words Alliteration
reference to persons or events in the past or in literature Allusion
a comparison of two things that are similar in some way for the purpose of explaining or clarifying Analogy
the methods used to show the personalities of the characters in a literary work Characterization
conversations among characters Dialogue
the final outcome or resolution fo the main conflict of the story Denouement
hints or clues given to suggest what will happen later in the story Foreshadowing
a statement that is deliberately exaggerated for effect Hyperbole
an expression that says one thing but means something else Idiom
using figurative language and description to convey mental images that appeal to our senses Imagery
words or phrases that mean the opposite of the literal meaning Irony
comparing two things by suggesting one thing is another Metaphor
the atmosphere or feeling created by a work of literature Mood
the series of events that happen in a literary work Plot
comparing two things by using the words "like" or "as" Simile
the use of symbols (word, object, or action) to represent an abstract idea Symbolism
the arrangement of words in sentences Syntax
the central idea, message, or meaning of a literary work Theme
the attitude of a writer toward the subject of a composition Tone
the character or force against which the main character struggles in a literary work Antagonist
the main character in a literary work; hero or heroine Protagonist

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

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

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

75 Literary Terms, Elements, & Devices Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Alliteration
Allusion
Antagonist
Antithesis
Archetype
Assonance
Caesura
Characterization
Colloquial
Conceit
consonance
Couplet
Dialect
Diction
Fable
Figurative Language
Foreshadow
Hyperbole
Iambic
Imagery
In Medias Res
Irony
Jargon
Juxtaposition
Litotes
Meter
Mood
Motif
Narrator
Ode
Onomatopoeia
Parable
Parallelism
Persona
Personification
Plot
Point Of View
Polyayndeton
Protagonist
Quatrain
Rhyme
Rhythm
Sarcasm
Satire
Similes
Soliloquy
Speaker
Stanza
Stereotype
Structure
Synecdoche
Syntax
Theme
Tragedy
Trochaic
Tone
Turning Point

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

Story Element Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

the "good" guy, the main character protagonist
the "bad" guy, the character in opposition to the main character. antagonist
the author's attitude towards the topic tone
a voice outside the story narrating the events third person
the message of the story theme
where and when the story takes place setting
a character within the story tells the events first person
hints about what will happen later in a text foreshadowing
tension, uncertainty that keeps the reader reading on. suspense
the complete sequence of events which involves characters in conflict. plot
the turning point, the most exciting part of the story when the conflict is settled. climax
how the story actually ends resolution
revealing what happened in a time before the events of the story. flashback
part of the story that establishes the main character, setting, and conflict. exposition
what drives a story, opposing forces or characters against one another. conflict
the complications that get in the way of the main character solving his/her conflict. rising action
action that directly follows the climax of the story. falling action
how the story makes the reader feel mood

Literary Devices Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

third person limited
third person omniscient
dynamic characters
personification
static characters
first person
internal conflicts
external conflicts
main characters
metaphor
character
foreshadowing
themes
flashback
narrator
symbolism
plot
tone
simile
irony
conflict
setting
minor characters

Short Story Literary Terms Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

theme
style
setting
purpose
plot
narrator
motive
mood
main character
inner conflict
foreshadowing
dialogue
conflict
climax
characterization
characterdevelopment