Type
Crossword
Description

A describing word adjective
Comparing two things using 'like' or 'as' Simile
Giving an inanimate object a human quality Personification
Using a direct comparison (saying something IS something else) Metaphor
A doing word Verb
The skill of looking at 2 things and finding similarities and differences Compare
A 'paragraph' in a poem Stanza
Hinting something that could potentially happen in the future of the text Foreshadow
Exclamation marks, question marks, full stops etc. Punctuation
The name of a propaganda war poet Jessie Pope
Writers use structure, language and imagery to present their... Purpose
What does Pope compare war to? Game
What did Owen suffer from during the war? Shellshock

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

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

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

language Techniques Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A comparison using like or as. simile
The name of a thing. noun
The reptition of a sharp sound like sh, s, z... sibilance
To give something a human quality. personification
The creation of a picture with words and technique. imagery
A word that sounds like what it is describing onomatopoeia
A direct comparison. metaphor
An action word. verb
Describes the verb. adverb
Describes the noun. adjective

English I Grammar/Punctuation Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

person, place, thing, or idea Noun
takes the place of a noun Pronoun
pronoun that starts dependent clauses Relative
pronouns that don't refer to a definite person or thing Indefinite
modifies adjectives, verbs, and adverbs Adverbs
modifies nouns and pronouns Adjective
shows relationship between a noun or pronoun and some other word in the sentence Preposition
joins words, phrases, and clauses Conjunction
shows action or helps to make a statement Verb
verbs that link two words together Linking
verbs that help an action verb or linking verb Helping
verb acting like a noun Gerund
verb acting like adjectives Participle
to + a verb Infinitive
verbs not behaving like a verb Verbals
part of a sentence about which something is being said; must be a noun pronoun, gerund, or infinitive Subject
a verb that does not take a direct object Intransitive
a verb that takes a direct object Transitive
a noun or pronoun that follows an action verb; never in a prepositional phrase Direct Object
a noun or pronoun that comes before a direct object; never in a prepositional phrase Indirect Object
a noun or pronoun that following a linking verb and renames the subject Predicate Nominative
an adjective that follows a linking verb and describes the subject Predicate Adjective
noun or pronoun that follows and renames another noun or pronoun Appositive
a clause that can usually stand alone Independent
starts with a relative pronoun or a subordinating conjunction Dependent
sentence type that contains one independent clause Simple
sentence type that contains two or more independent clauses Compound
sentence type that contains one independent clause and one or more dependent clauses Complex
sentence type that has two or more independent clauses and one or more dependent clauses Compound Complex
joins two clause without a coordinating conjunction and can be used in series with a comma for clarity Semicolon
used to make words possessive and to make contractions Apostrophe
used when punctuating the titles of short things and dialogue Quotation Marks
indicates a pause between parts of a sentence and to separate items in a list Comma
used at the end of a sentence Period
punctuation indicating a question Question Mark
punctuation indicating an exclamation Exclamation Point

American Literature Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

Laying out the situation and background, introducing the characters. Exposition
The single key event or turning point; the moment of greatest tension. Climax
The event in which the main issue is resolved. Resolution
The finishing out and typing up of the details of the story. Denouement
Descriptions of events that happened earlier, out of chronological order. Flashbacks
Hints at things that will come later. Foreshadowings
Typical or standard plot elements, such as a character on a quest, the pursuit of an elusive goal, the loss of innocence, or an initiation into a new situation. Archetypes
The people in a story. Characters
The main character of the story. Protagonist
The character who works against the protagonist and provides some degree of conflict. Antagonist
Using descriptive language to convey appearance or other attributes. It is painting pictures with words. Imagery
A comparison using like or as. Simile
A comparison in which one thing is said to be another. Metaphor
The use of one thing to represent another. Symbolism
An extended comparison, in which every or almost every character or event represents something else. Allegory
Addressing someone who is not present or something that is not human. Apostrophe
The giving of human traits to non-human things. Personification
The person telling the story. Narrator
The time, place, and social environment of a story. Setting
A minor character who by being a contrast illuminates another character. Foil

Romeo & Juliet: Literary Terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

a reference in one work of literature to a person, place, or event in another work of literature or in history, art, or music allusion
an extended comparison showing the similarities between two things Analogy
A short speech made by a character to others on the stage or to the audience Aside
unrhymed iambic pentameter: ________ Verse blank
Humor in a tragedy that is intended to break the tension; comic _____________ Relief
2 consecutive lines of poetry that rhyme couplet
contrast between what the audience knows and what a character does not know: _________________ irony dramatic
Opposite characters foil
The use of hints or clues to suggest what is to come Foreshadowing
Exaggeration Hyperbole
The mistaken use of a word in place of a similar sounding one; Malapropism
Comparison between two unlike things; does NOT use like or as Metaphor
A long speech by a character to other characters on the stage Monologue
Combination of contradictory terms oxymoron
Giving human characteristics to a non-human thing personification
A play on words pun
A long speech by a character who is alone on stage; tells the characters innermost thoughts soliloquy
A 14 lined poem written in iambic pentameter Sonnet
a comparison between two unlike thing; uses "like" or "as" to compare Simile
Contrast between what is said and what is meant: _______ irony Verbal
A descriptive adjective or phrase used to characterize a person Epithet

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

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

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