Type
Crossword
Description

What language technique did the poet use in this quote? 'his wings are clipped and his feet are tied' Metaphor
What is the poet's name? Maya Angelou
What does the caged bird represent? African Americans
What does the repeated line 'sings of freedom' represent? Resilience
What tone does this poem have? Optimistic
What does the free bird dare to do? Claim
What does the caged bird sing of? Freedom
Which word in the poem has a similar meaning to discrimination? Prejudice
Which word means gentle wind and represents freedom in the poem? Breeze
What is the name of the place where peoples' bodies are buried after they die? Grave

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

Maya Angelou Word Search

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Word Search
Description

poetry
director
dancer
read
patterns
poet
writer
actress
maya angelou
speak
wisdom
unique
achieve

maya angelou Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

activist
attitude
author
black women
books
educator
hard work
love quotes
poems
poet
romantic
smile

Classic American Authors Crossword

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Crossword
Description

Southern Nobel prize winner and Absolom, Absolom! Faulkner
Elderly Cuban fishermen fight the sea and giant marlins. Hemingway
Who knew currants could get angry? Steinbeck
Narcissist who loved the smell of his armpits. Whitman
The Roaring 20s was the prime time for extravagant stalkers. Fitzgerald
Short story writer, poet and opium addict. Poe
Master of the horror story genre. King
Abolition, Naturalism & Walden. Thoreau
Female southern author who found truth in life's oddities. O'Connor
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood. Frost
The musical "Cats" was based on his collection of cat poetry. Eliot
Hated white washing fences. Twain
Based her little women on herself and her sisters. Alcott
Major advocate for objectivism. Rand
Had a bad case of cetaphobia. Melville
Killed mockingbirds and, most recently, Atticus' character. Lee
Firemen will someday create fires using books as kindling. Bradbury
NOT born in TN. Williams
Instead of feeling 22, he caught 22. Heller
Compared the civil rights struggle to a bird singing in a cage. Angelou
Poetry about death, nature and the dash. Dickinson
Never wear "A" on your clothing. Especially not in red. Hawthorne
Wrote about animals in the Yukon. London

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Jesus
revival
Store
church
Stamps
Joe Louis
Willie
Bailey
charity
heaven
christians
Momma
Maya

Black History Crossword

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Crossword
Description

_____________ History Black
Someone who had a dream. Martin Luther King Jr
Opposite of North South
Got arrested for not moving her seat. Rosa Parks
Separting blacks from whites segregation
began when the first African slaves were brought to the North American slavery
an expression or declaration of objection, disapproval, or dissent, often in opposition to something a person is powerless to prevent or avoid protest
judging someones color of skin racism
an abolitionist Frederick Douglass
baseball leagues made up of black people Negro Leagues
a war between north and south Civil War
human rights activist an American Muslim minister Malcom X
American author, poet, and civil rights activist Maya Angelou
Slaves follow _____________ to freedom. North Star
the state of being free or at liberty rather than in confinement or under physical restraint freedom
a black american African American
harm or injury that results or may result from some action or judgment prejudice
George _____________ Carver Washington
Harriet __________ Tubman
Jackie ____________ Robinson

Famous African Americans Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

First African American President of the United States. Barack Obama
Famous African American poet, she was also an author and civil rights activist Maya Angelou
Known for his famous "I Have A Dream" speech. Martin Luther King Jr
Known for the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Rosa Parks
Amazing blues singer nicknamed "The Empress of Blues." Bessie Smith
Very talented jazz trumpeter. Louis Armstrong
African American historian, literary critic, filmmaker, and public intellectual. Dr Henry Gates Jr
He wanted equal rights for all African Americans. W E B DuBois
He wanted vocational and educational rights for African Americans, he also founded Tuskegee University. Booker T Washington
He was composer, a pianist, and band leader of a jazz orchestra. Duke Ellington

Poetry Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Japanese poem usually about nature haiku
poetry that does not rhyme free verse
a 7 line poem that makes that the shape of a diamond diamante
poem where the first, last, or other letters in a lie spell out a word or phrase acrostic
piece of writing that mimitates someone else's style in an amusing way parody
type of literature that attempts to stir a reader's emotions poetry
poet who wrote "The Jungle Book" in l894 Kipling
poet who lived part of his life in the Yukon Service
"So they flew through a flaw in the flue" alliteration
"Shaking the fences so solidly pinned,/And shrieking a song/As it gallops along/A terrible song that is Wind" metaphor
"The balloon sailed through the sky/Like a large strange moon" simile
"Clip-clip, clip-clip/Those scissors can slip" onomatopeia
"The old moon laughed and sung a song" personification
"Pistons, valves and wheels and gears/That's the life of engineers" rhyme
"With faint dry sound/The leaves,frost-crisp'd, break from the trees/And fall" imagery
"They danced by the light of the moon/The moon, the moon/They danced by the light of the moon" repitition

Maya Angelou Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

I Know Why the ______Bird Sings Caged
She married ______ De Feu three times Paul
She was born in __________ Missouri Saint Louis
She was a ________ Activist Civil rights
She lived in _____ Arkansas with her grandparents stamps
She read the poem _____________________________ at Pres. Clintons Inaguration On the Pulse of Morning
She had a scholorship to study dance and ________. drama
She was friends with Dr. _____________ King, Jr. Martin Luther
She was born Marguerite ______ Johnson Annie
She received the Presidential Medal of Freedom Award from President _____ Obama
She wrote ________ autobiographies Seven
I Still _______, is another famous poem Still
She sang in night clubs in San Fransico