Type
Crossword
Description

An implied or indirect reference especially in literature Allusion
The addressing of a usually absent person or personified thing Apostrophe
Comparison of two, unlike things not using the words "like" or "as" Metaphor
Showing little change Static
Comparison of two, unlike things using the words "like" or "as" Simile
Marked by continuous and productive activity or change Dynamic
Extravagant exaggeration Hyperbole
Not a reliable person when telling a story UnreliableNarrator
Something that stands for or suggests something else by reason of relationship Symbol
An indication of what is to come or happen Foreshadowing
The continuous, unedited chronological flow of conscious experience through the mind StreamofConsciousness
Vocal expression or choice of words especially with regard to correctness Diction
The way which linguistic elements are put together to form phrases or clauses Syntax
A word or expression that can be understood in two or more possible ways Ambiguity
Adhering to fact or primary meaning of a term or expression Literal
A meaning that is metaphorical rather than literal Figuratively
Something suggested by a word or thing Connotation
Stories involving popular fictional characters that are written by fans FanFiction

Literary Devices Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Repetition of a beginning sound for effect. Alliteration
Reference to a well known character or event from history, literature etc. Allusion
Repetition of the sound of a vowel or diphthong. Ex: belt, felt Assonance
Reassurance of similar sounds especially consonants. Ex: pitter, patter. Consonance
A positive statement expressed by negating its opposite expressions. Litotes
a long narrative poem about someone who does heroic deeds. Ex: The Oddessy Epic
Language that uses words or expressions with a meaning that is different from the literal interpretation. Figurative Language
Poetry that is free from limitations of regular meter or rhythm and does not rhyme with fixed forms. Free Verse
Extreme Exaggeration. Hyperbole
Phrase or word stating one unlike thing is another Metaphor
Words that imitate sound. Onomatopoeia
Giving human qualities to inanimate objects. Personification
Repeats same word or phrase to make idea more clear Repetition
Correspondence of sound between the words or the endings of words especially when these are at the ends of lines of poetry. Rhyme
Comparing two unlike things using 'like' or 'as' Simile
The person telling the story. (Not to be confused with author) Speaker
A group of lines forming the basic reassuring metrical unit in a poem; a verse, Stanza
Mental Picture created by the way the author writes Imagery
Story poem or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one. Ex: Animal Farm Allegory
Phrase so overused it lost its original meaning. Cliche
The use of humor, irony exaggeration or ridicule to expose and criticize peoples stupidity or vices. Ex: Animal Farm Satire

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

Figurative Language Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

A group of lines in a poem stanza
poets use these to convey a meaning beyond the ordinary meaning figurativelanguage
the way poems are written and may or many not be sentences lines
words or phrases that appeal to the five senses imagery
comparison that does not use like or as metaphor
describes an animal or object with human qualitites personification
comparison using like or as simile
the narrator of the poem speaker
poets use this to reinforce a poem's meaning and mood rhythm
use of rhyming words within a single line of poetry internalrhyme
repeating of words, phrases or lines in a poem repifition
the use of words whose sounds suggest their meaning onomatopoeia
use of rhymes at the end of the lines endrhyme
the pattern created by stressed and unstressed syllales in a line of poetry meter
repeition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words alliteration
the pattern the end rhyme creates rhymescheme
repetition of sounds at the end of the words rhyme
how the writing makes the reader feel mood
exaggeration hyperbole
a phrase or expression that is overused cliche
a word or phrase that means something other than what is actually being said idiom
a play on a words double meaning or pronunciation pun
reference to another person, place, event, literary work, etc. allusion
a comparison between two things, typically on the basis of their structure and for the purpose of explanantion or clarification analogy
arrangement and relaionship of the parts of a piece of writing structure

E.L.A. crossword puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

An extreme exaggeration that canot be true. hyperbole
The repitition of a same constant sound in multiple words. alliteration
A sentence or group of words which meaning is far different from their literal meaning. idiom
Words that have a sound that suggests their meaning. onomatopoeia
A comarison of two unlike things saying one thing is something. metaphor
Comparing two unlike things using the words like or as. simile
A word that shows very strong emoyions. interjection
A word showing direction or location. preposition
A word that describes a pronoun or noun. adjectives
An action word that shows what something or someone is doing. verb

Literary Words Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A comparison between two or more unlike things NOT using like or as. Metaphor
A comparison between two unlike things using like or as. Simile
Giving a non-human object, human characteristics. Personification
An extreme exaggeration Hyperbole
Use of symbols to represent ideas or qualities Symbolism
An expression that won'te be understood by the meaning of its words. Idiom
An indirect reference to something well known that the reader is supposed to understand without having it explained. Allusion
DIfferent Abnormal
Show feelings of superiority; patronizing Condescending
Descriptive language and details authors use to create images for the words. Imagery

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

Figurative Language Terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

a group of lines in a poem Stanza
poets use these to convey a meaning beyond the ordinary meaning Figurative language
the way poems are written and may or may not be sentences Line
words or phrases that appeal to the five senses Imagery
comparison that does not use like or as Metaphor
describes an animal or object with human qualities Personification
comparison using like or as Simile
the narrator of the poem Speaker
poets use this to reinforce a poem's meaning and mood Rhyme
use of rhyming words within a single line of poetry meter
repeating of words, phrases or lines in a poem Repetition
the use of words whose sounds suggest their meaning onomatopoeia
use of rhymes at the end of the lines end rhyme
The pattern created by stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of poetry Internal Rhyme
Repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words Alliteration
The pattern the end rhyme creates Rhyme Scheme
Repition of sounds at the end of the words Rhyme
How the writing makes the reader feel Mood
Exaggeration Hyperbole
A phrase or expression that is overused Cliche
A word or phrase that means something other than what is acually being said Idiom
A play on words, double meaning, or pronounciation Pun
Reference to another person, place, event, literary work, etc. Allusion
A comparison between two things, typically on the basis of their structure and for the purpose of explanation or clarification Analogy
Arrangement and relationship of the parts of a piece of writing Structure

25 literary terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

1.a comparison between two things, typically for the purpose of explanation or clarification analogy
1.a short and amusing or interesting story about a real incident or person anecdote
1.a phrase or opinion that is overused and betrays a lack of original thought cliche
1.the subject of a talk, a piece of writing, a person's thoughts, or an exhibition; a topic theme
a recurring subject, theme, idea, etc., especially in a literary, artistic, or musical work motif
1.an imitation of the style of a particular writer, artist, or genre with deliberate exaggeration for comic effect parody
1.a statement or proposition that, despite sound (or apparently sound) reasoning from acceptable premises, leads to a conclusion that seems senseless, logically unacceptable, or self-contradictory paradox
1.a detailed analysis and assessment of something, especially a literary, philosophical, or political theory critique
1.place or deal with close together for contrasting effect juxtapose
a metaphor introduced and then further developed throughout all or part of a literary work, especially a poem extended metaphor
a play on words pun
the part of a sentence or clause containing a verb and stating something about the subject predicate
1.a subtle difference in or shade of meaning, expression, or sound nuance
a comparison using "like" or "as" simile
a word free from limitations or qualifications absolute
the word, phrase, or clause to which a pronoun refers antecedent
a long narrative poem epic
a sermon homily
the one who tells the story narrator
a story or narrated account narrative
the use of figures of speech to create a vivid image imagery
a conclusion one draws inference
the subject treated in a paragraph or work topic
a humorous imitation of serious work parody
a work in three parts trilogy

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

Elements of Poetry Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

the beat created by a poems pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables rhythm
emphasized when the syllable is spoken stressed syllable
not emphasized when the syllable is spoken unstressed syllable
the repetition of sounds at the ends of words, as in pool, rule, and fool rhyme
a group of lines that work together to express a central idea stanza
like a narrator of a story, this is the voice of the poem speaker
the use of any element of language - a sound, word, phrase, or sentence - more than once repetition
the repetition of similar consonant sounds at the beginnings of words alliteration
the use of words to imitate sounds onomatopoeia
the feelings and associations a word evokes in people connotation
the dictionary definition of a word denotation
a writer's attitude toward his or her subject tone
language that appeals to the five senses of sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch imagery
writing or speech that is not meant to be taken literally figurative language
compares two unlike things using the words like or as simile
compares two unlike things without using the words like or as metaphor
gives human qualities to something that is not human personification
is an extreme exaggeration hyperbole
the message or insight about life the poem conveys theme
a poem that tells a story in verse narrative
a poem that expresses the thoughts and feelings of a single speaker, often in highly musical verses lyric
a poem that is shaped to look like its subject concrete
a Japanese form of poetry about nature, made up of three lines. the first and third lines have 5 syllables, the second line has 7 haiku
a humorous, rhyming five-line poem with a specific rhythm and pattern of rhyme limerick
a poem that does not have a strict structure, regular rhythm, or pattern of rhyme free verse