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alliteration
amplification
anaphora
antistrophe
assonance
diacope
epanalepsis
epizeuxis
metabasis
metanoia
motif
paronomasia
repetition

POETRY TERMS Word Search

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symbolism
stanza
speaker
simile
sensory details
rhyme scheme
rhyme
repetition
poetry
personification
onomatopoeia
ode
narrative poem
metaphor
lyric poem
imagery
iambic pentameter
free verse
figurative language
assonance
alliteration

75 Literary Terms, Elements, & Devices Word Search

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Alliteration
Allusion
Antagonist
Antithesis
Archetype
Assonance
Caesura
Characterization
Colloquial
Conceit
consonance
Couplet
Dialect
Diction
Fable
Figurative Language
Foreshadow
Hyperbole
Iambic
Imagery
In Medias Res
Irony
Jargon
Juxtaposition
Litotes
Meter
Mood
Motif
Narrator
Ode
Onomatopoeia
Parable
Parallelism
Persona
Personification
Plot
Point Of View
Polyayndeton
Protagonist
Quatrain
Rhyme
Rhythm
Sarcasm
Satire
Similes
Soliloquy
Speaker
Stanza
Stereotype
Structure
Synecdoche
Syntax
Theme
Tragedy
Trochaic
Tone
Turning Point

figurative language Crossword

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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

Poetic Terms Word Search

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Alliteration
Allusion
Assonance
Ballad
Consonance
Couplet
Epic
Eye Rhyme
Free Verse
Haiku
Hyperbole
Imagery
Line Break
Lyric
Metaphor
Meter
Mood
Onomatopoeia
Personification
Poetry
Refrain
Repetition
Rhyme Scheme
Rhythm
Simile
Slant Rhyme
Sonnet
Speaker
Stanza
Symbolism
Theme
Tone
Tone Shift

Rhetorical Devices Crossword

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Description

A statement of what has already been covered and what will be said next Metabasis
When an author goes back and corrects a statement they just said Metanoia
An inversion of the normal order of words, especially for the sake of emphasis Hyperbaton
Syllogism (logical argument) in which the major premise is unstated but meant to be understood Enthymeme
A sentence begins and ends with the same word/clause Epanalepsis
The last word or phrase is repeated in various sentences Epistrophe
The use of a word in a way that is not correct Catachresis
A figure of speech in which a part is made to represent the whole or vice versa Synecdote
Speaker, Audience, Subject Aristotelian triangle
speakers/writers intend to express meanings of words differently than their literal meanings Trope
a basis of mutual interest or agreement that's found in the course of an argument common ground

Figures of Speech Word Search

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Euphemism
Oxymoron
Antithesis
Understatment
Synedoche
Pun
Personification
Paradox
Onomatopoeia
Metonymy
Simile
Metaphor
Irony
Hyperbole
Assonance
Alliteration
Anaphora

Poetic Devices Word Search

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stanza
simile
rhyme
repetition
personification
onomatopeia
metaphor
imagery
assonance
alliteration

Literary Terms Word Search

Type
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Description

Alliteration
Allusion
Antagonist
Antithesis
Archetype
Assonance
Caesura
Characterization
Colloquial
Conceit
consonance
Couplet
Dialect
Diction
Fable
Figurative
Foreshadow
Hyperbole
Iambic
Imagery
In Medias Res
Irony
Jargon
Juxtaposition
Language
Litotes
Meter
Mood
Motif
Narrator
Ode
Onomatopoeia
Parable
Parallelism
Persona
Personification
Polyayndeton
Protagonist
Quatrain
Rhyme
Stanza
Synecdoche
Tone

Poetry Terms Crossword

Type
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Description

Language that is used imaginatively, rather than literally, to express ideas or feelings in new ways. FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE
Make comparisons between dissimilar things. FIGURES OF SPEECH
use like or as to compare two unlike things. SIMILIES
Speak of one thing in terms of another, as in, “All the world’s a stage.” METAPHORS
gives human traits to nonhuman things. PERSONIFICATION
A descriptive language that creates vivid impressions. These images are developed through sensory language. IMAGERY
Provides details related to sight, sound, taste, touch, smell, and movement. SENSORY LANGUAGE
Used to achieve a musical quality. SOUND DEVICES
the pattern created by stressed and unstressed syllables of words in a sequence. RHYTHM
A pattern of rhythm. METER
The repetition of identical sounds in the last syllable of words. RHYME
A pattern of rhyme at the ends of lines. RHYME SCHEME
Initial rhyme is the repetition of the initial consonant sounds of words. ALLITERATION
Vowel rhyme – the repetition of vowel sounds in nearby words. ASSONANCE
The repetition of consonants within nearby words in which the preceding vowels differ, as in the words milk and walk. CONSONANCE
Tells a story and has a plot, characters, and a setting. NARRATIVE
A long narrative poem about the feats of gods or heroes. EPIC
A songlike narrative that has short stanzas and a refrain. BALLAD
Tells a story using a character’s own thoughts or spoken statements. DRAMATIC
Express the feelings of a single speaker. The most common type of poem in modern literature. LYRIC
A verse form with three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables. HAIKU
A verse form with five unrhymed lines of five, seven, five, seven, and seven syllables. TANKA
Has neither a set pattern of rhythm nor rhyme. FREEVERSE
A fourteen-line lyric poem with formal patterns of rhyme, rhythm, and line structure. SONNET

Literary Terms Word Search

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paradox
anaphora
stereotype
foreshadow
protagonist
antagonist
juxtaposition
antithesis
caesura
jargon
symbolism
soliloquy
colloquial
archetype
oxymoron
parallelism
allegory
alliteration
apostrophe
consonance
couplet
figurative language
quatrain
structure
trochaic