Type
Crossword
Description

Comparing two things using like or as simile
comparing two things without using like or as metaphor
extreme exaggeration hyperbole
giving a human trait to something not human personification
first part of a persuasive intro paragraph hook
second part of a persuasive intro paragraph opinion
first part of a plot diagram exposition
where conflict occurs rising action
the biggest part/turning point of a story climax
where the story takes place setting
"zip your lips" is an example of an... idiom
the bee buzzzzzzed onomatopoeia

Reading Vocabulary Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

to compare two unlike things metaphor
to compare two unlike things with words like or as simi lie
to give human characteristics to inanimate objects personification
the highest point of a story; where conflict arises climax
to overexaggerate hyperbole
words that create sound effects onomatopoeia
to prove your claim substantiate
the beginning of story where setting and characters are introduced exposition
the central character who displays good qualities protagonist
the villain who displays bad qualities antagonist
the actions that are leading towards the climax rising action
the actions that are leading towards a resolution falling action
the problem or the conflict has been solved resolution
the repetition of the first consonant in one line with at least three words alliteration
to make a prediction inference
the problem in a story conflict
an expression that means something other than what it really is idiom
a scene in a movie, drama, or story set in a time EARLIER than the story flashback
characterized by conflict , disorder, or confusion foreshadow
the listener's feeling mood
the way the write feels tone

Figurative Language Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Comparison using like or as Simile
Comparison NOT using like or as Metaphor
Giving human characteristics to animals or inanimate objects Personification
The use of words that imitate sounds: crash, bang, hiss, splat Onomatopoeia
Two contradictory ideas side by side: jumbo shrimp or cruel kindness Oxymoron
An obvious and intentional exaggeration not meant to be taken seriously. Hyperbole
A brief and indirect reference to a person, place, thing or idea of historical, cultural, literary or political significance. Allusion
A set expression or phrase that is not meant to be interpreted literally: Every cloud has a silver lining. Idiom
Writing or speech that appeals to one or more of the five senses-sight, sound, smell, taste,and touch. This language creates word pictures, or images. Imagery
Concrete objects that represent abstract ideas, feelings, or thoughts Symbolism
The repetition of consonant sounds in the beginning of words: nodded, nearly, napping Alliteration
Words are used in such a way that their intended meaning is different from the actual meaning of the words Irony
A play on words Pun
The presentation of something as being smaller, worse, or less important than it actually is Understatement
The use of irony to mock or convey contempt. Sarcasm
sarcasm, irony, simile, personification, pun, metaphor, onomatopoeia, idiom, understatement, imagery, symbolism, oxymoron, hyperbole, allusion, alliteration Figurative Language

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

ELAR Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

Human like qualities Personification
Two words that contradict each other Oxymoron
A comparison using like or as Simile
A comparison that does not use like or as Metaphor
Matching beginning sounds Alliteration
BOOM! POP! Onomatopoeia
Exaggeration Hyperbole
I have a dream... Parallelism
Untranslatable saying Idiom
Words of the wise Adage
A story to prove a point Anecdote
Informational passage Expository
How to.. Procedure
To convince Persuasive
A play Drama
A magical story Fairy Tale
The grouping of lines in poetry Stanza
A story Narrative
A story that explains the unexplainable Myth
Repeated Vowel sounds Assonance

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

making an educated guess based on clues from the text and your own knowledge inference
part represents a whole- ex. my wheels have 
arrived synecdoche
the use of words that seem to imitate the sounds that they refer to onomatopoeia
an exaggerated statement, not meant to be taken literally hyperbole
the problem of the story(man vs man) conflict
the lesson or the message of the piece theme
the attitude or 'voice of the writer tone
used to introduce a list or draw attention to information that follows colon
determining the ways two or more things are different contrast
font used in Titles or to indicate special words itallicize
the most important idea of a story or paragraph main idea
the turning point in the action of the story climax

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

STAAR Vocabulary Review Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

the most exciting point in the story climax
a sound word onomatopoeia
comparing two things using like or as simile
a piece of text that is not real fiction
if we read and understand the text, the questions are _______ easy
a type of organizational text structure that uses dates chronological
words that have similar meanings synonyms
words that have opposite meanings antonym
the ending of the story where conflict is resolved resolution
the problem in the story conflict
the time and location in which a story takes place setting
a type of conflict that only involves one character internal
a type of conflict that happens between a character and some type of negative force external
when people are speaking to each other dialogue
unspoken parts of a drama that tell characters where to go or how to act stage directions
a statement that is true and can be proven fact
a personal belief that cannot be proven to be true opinion
compares two things without using like or as metaphor
gives human characteristics to objects or non human things personification
repeating the same beginning sound alliteration
a point of view that uses pronouns such as I, we, me, my, us first person
organizational text structure that tells how things are similar or different compare and contrast
the lesson or moral of a story theme
using text evidence and prior knowledge to make a _____ inference
hints in the text that predict the future foreshadowing
a feeling the reader feels during the most exciting parts of a book/story suspense
when authors use your senses to paint a picture of what is happening in the story imagery
point of view that uses pronouns such as you, your second person
point of view that uses pronouns such as he, she, him, her, they, them third person

figurative language Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

a comparison between two unlike things. metaphor
use of words that sounds like the objects or actions onomatopoeia
When something is said and is actually the opposite of what is meant irony
brief indirect reference to a person, place, or thing. allusion
comparison between two things in order to highlight similarity. analogy
A part is used to represent the whole, or whole of the part. synecdoche
Repetition of the same letter at the beginning of words. Alliteration
Repetition of vowel sounds. Assonance
Contradictory statements beside one another. oxymoron
Play on words Pun
Comparison using like or as Simile
Repetition of a word or phrase at beginning of clauses Anaphora
extreme exaggeration hyperbole
Giving human qualities to an animal or object personification
Softer word, substituted for a harsher word. Euphemism
Contradictory statement which actually makes sense or contains some truth. paradox

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