Type
Crossword
Description

a figure of speech that makes a comparison between two unlike things metaphor
a figure of speech in which an idea or thing is given human attributes and/or feelings or is spoken of as if it were human personification
is defined as a word which imitates the natural sounds of a thing onomatopoeia
This is a pairing of opposing words that contradict each other oxymoron
figure of speech and literary device that creates heightened effect through deliberate exaggeration hyperbole
a false illustration of something, a deceptive impression, or a false belief illusion
The phrase is understood to mean something quite different from what individual words of the phrase would imply idiom
a figure of speech in which two essentially dissimilar objects or concepts are expressly compared with one another through the use of “like” or “as” simile
a literary device that refers to the use of figurative language to evoke a sensory experience or create a picture with words for a reader imagery
a literary device that refers to the use of symbols in a literary work; it represents something beyond literal meaning symbolism
is a reference, typically brief, to a person, place, thing, event, or other literary work with which the reader is presumably familiar allusion
a literary device in which contradictory statements or situations reveal a reality that is different from what appears to be true. irony
takes the form of an ironic remark, somewhat rooted in humor, that is intended to mock something sarcasm

Literary Terms and Devices Vocabulary 2 Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The extra sense that the word implies connotation
The dictionary definition of the word;the literary meaning Denotation
A reference to a well-know work of literature,art,music allusion
The repetition of a letter or sound at the beginning of an adjacent or closely connected words syllables alliteration
Creating a ''special effect''by repeating a sound or word Repetition
A feeling of uncertainty or dread about what will happen next in a literary piece Suspense
A humorous way of using a word or phrase so that more than one meaning is suggested Pun
A repetition of similar sounding words occurring at the end of lines in poems or songs Rhyme
The use of one thing to stand for another or represent another Symbolism
The use of vivid to create a picture in the reader's mind Imagery
A figure of speech that compares two unlike things using ''like'' or ''as'' Simile
A figure of speech that compares two things that are not alike but have something in common without using ''like'' or ''as'' Metaphor
The close placement having opposite or near opposite meanings in order to create a unique description Oxymoron
A word or phrase that imitates a sound or action Onomatopoeia
The use of extreme exaggeration, usually with humor Hyperbole
A saying or figure of speech that can't be literary translated Idiom
A comparison that shows a relation ship between two things Analogy
Occurs when the exact opposite of what is meant to happen, happens Situational Irony
An expresión that is personal, jeering, and intend to hurt and relates to verbal irony Sarcasm

literary devices Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

literary device which can be defined as the resolution of the issue  of a complicated plot in fiction. denouement
a word, which imitates the natural sounds of a thing. It creates a sound effect that mimics the thing described, making the description more expressive and interesting. onomatopoeia
a literary device where words are used in quick succession and begin with letters belonging to the same sound group. Whether it is the consonant sound or a specific vowel group, the alliteration involves creating a repetition of similar sounds in the sentence. alliteration
literary device wherein the author uses specific words and phrases that exaggerate and overemphasize the basic crux of the statement in order to produce a grander, more noticeable effect. hyperbole
usually refers to the sequence of events and happenings that make up a story. Speaker:In writing, the speaker is the voice that speaks behind the scene plot
literary device that is used step by step in literature to highlight and explain the details about a character in a story. characterization
the actual definition of the word rather than the nuances of its meaning or the feelings it implies denotation
It can be defined in a literary work as a voice or an assumed role of a character, which represents the thoughts of a writer, or a specific person the writer wants to present as his mouthpiece. persona
:In literature, it is described as a didactic lesson given through some sort of animal story fable
figure of speech, which presents a short story, typically with a moral lesson at the end. parable
a lyrical stanza written in praise for a person, event, or thing. The form developed in Ancient Greece and had a very specific and elaborate structure involving three parts known as the strophe, antistrophe, and epode. ode
The person telling the story who may or may not be a character in the story. narrator
literary devices that uses a part of something to refer to the whole or vice versa. It is somewhat rhetorical in nature, where the entire object is represented by way of a fraction of it or a fraction of the object is symbolized by the whole synechdoche
extended metaphor in a poem conceit
any element, subject, idea or concept that is constantly present through the entire body of literature. Using a motif refers to the repetition of a specific theme dominating the literary work motif
One such pause is known as “caesura,” which is a rhythmical pause in a poetic line or a sentence caesura
literary device which can be defined as having two successive rhyming lines in a verse and has the same meter to form a complete thought. It is marked by a usual rhythm, rhyme scheme and incorporation of specific utterances   couplet
Because each foot consists of two syllables, the trochaic is known as a duple meter. trochaic
the use of components in a sentence that are grammatically the same; or similar in their construction, sound, meaning, or meter. Parallelism examples are found in literary works as well as in ordinary conversations. parallelism
a brief and indirect reference to a person, place, thing or idea of historical, cultural, literary or political significance allusion
figure of speech that makes a comparison, showing similarities between two different things. Unlike a metaphor, a simile draws resemblance with the help of the words “like” or “as.” simile
any figure of speech which depends on a non-literal meaning of some or all of the words used. figurative language
the distinctive tone or tenor of an author’s writings. Diction is not just a writer's choice of words it can include the mood, attitude, dialect and style of writing. diction
an enduring pattern or motif throughout the literary work, occurring in a complex, long winding manner or it can be short and succinct and provide a certain insight into the story. theme
perspective of which a story is told point of view

Poetic Devices and Literary Terms Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

the central idea, topic, or point of a story, essay, or narrative theme
the word choice and phrasing in any written or spoken text diction
words or phrases that has other meaning(s) than it's normal definition figurative language
the comparison of two things using the words "like" or "as" simile
a reference to something; when a writer mentions some other work, or refers to an earlier part of the current work allusion
a verse or poem written in trochees trochaic
two successive rhyming lines in a verse and has the same meter to form a complete thought couplet
a pause in a line of poetry that is formed by the rhythms of natural speech rather than by metrics caesura
an extended metaphor with a complex logic that governs a poetic passage or entire poem conceit
a form of poetry such as sonnet or elegy; a literary technique that is lyrical in nature, but not very lengthy ode
the voice behind the poem - the person we imagine to be saying the thing out loud speaker
the use of over-exaggeration for the purpose of creating emphasis or being humorous, but it is not intended to be taken literally hyperbole
two or more words in a phrase or line of poetry that share the same beginning sound alliteration
a word, which imitates the natural sounds of a thing onomatopoeia
employs an understatement by using double negatives or, in other words, positive statement is expressed by negating its opposite expressions litote
a stylistic device in which several coordinating conjunctions are used in succession in order to achieve an artistic effect polysyndeton
when a thing, an idea, or an animal is given human attributes personification
the repetition of a vowel sound or diphthong in non-rhyming words assonance
the deliberate repetition of the first part of the sentence in order to achieve an artistic effect anaphora
a division of four or more lines having a fixed length, meter, or rhyming scheme stanza
repetitive sounds produced by consonants within a sentence or phrase consonance
a literary element that evokes certain feelings or vibes in readers through words and descriptions mood
informal words, phrases, or even slang in a piece of writing colloquial
implicit, implied,or hidden comparisons between two things that are unrelated, but which share some common characteristics metaphor
a figure of speech in which two opposite ideas are joined to create an effect oxymoron
the repetiton of the same or similar sounds that occurs in two or more words, usually at the end of lines in poems or songs rhyme
when a poen consists of foots containing unaccented and short syllables followed by a long and accented syllable in a single line of a poem iambic
a verse with four lines, or even a full poem containing four lines, having an independent and separate theme quatrain
a literary device that demonstrates the long and short patterns through stressed and unstressed syllables, particularly in verse form rhythm
a figure of speech sometimes represented by exclamation "O" apostrophe
a stylistic device used in literature and poetry to intentionally eliminate conjunctions between the phrases and in the sentence, yet maintain the grammatical accuracy asyndeton
a statement that appears to be self-contadictory or silly but may include a latent truth paradox
an attitude of a writer toward a subject or an audience tone
the use of figurative language to represent objects, actions, and ideas in such a way thag it appeals to our physical senses imagery
a unit of rhythm in poetry, the pattern of the beats; a foot meter

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

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

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

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

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 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