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Literary Terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Feeling created by a literary work Mood
words an author uses depending on audience, subject, and desired effect Word choice
The feeling a word produces connotation
Central idea or message Theme
the vantage point from which a story is told point of view
narrated by a character in the story using pronouns such as "I"and "me" first person
an outside narrator tells the story from one character's perspective third person limited
an all-knowing narrator tells the story from the perspective of multiple characters omniscient
an all-knowing narrator tells the story from the perspective of multiple characters omniscient
reason for writing (inform, persuade, entertain) authors purpose
a character who remains the same throughout the story static
a character who changes in the story dynamic
a main character major
a secondary character minor
any force that drives a character to behave in a certain way motivation
type of characterization in which the author directly states what a character is like direct
type of characterization in which the writer uses descriptions of character's manners, dress, and behavior to develop the character indirect
a guess based on clues inference
type of irony in which what is said is the opposite of what is meant verbal
type of irony in which what happens in a situation is the opposite of what is expected situational
type of irony in which the reader has information the character lacks dramatic
interruption in the present action to show events that happened at an earlier time flashback
when a reader feels uncertainty about what will happen next suspense
writing that presents facts without revealing writer's feelings or opinions objective
type of writing in which the feelings of a writer are revealed subjective
language characteristic of a certain geographical area dialect
conversation between two or more characters dialogue
reference to something outside of a literary work allusion

Literary Terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

literary reference to a familiar thing allusion
conflict with another character Charactervscharacter
the turning point in a story (comes after the rising action) climax
comparison of two or more similar objects analogy
author's own account of his/her own life autobiography
story of a person's life written by someone else biography
the problem; something vs. something else conflict
stretching the truth exaggeration
the begining of a story exposition
kind of writing that explains something expository
category or type (of literature) genre
the lesson of a story theme
person telling the story narrator
words or phrases that convey the opposite meaning or expected outcome irony
problem from INSIDE of a person internal conflict
main character of the story protagonist
sequence of events in a story plot
the author's attitude toward the subject of a work tone
group of lines forming a unit in a poem stanza
point of view in which the reader knows all thoughts, feelings, and actions of all the characters omnicient

All About Reading Word Search

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Word Search
Description

paragraph
write
reading
literal
grammar
conclusion
chapter
verb
noun
adjective
topic
summary
predict
main idea
hyperbole
synonym
evidence
onomatopoeia
context clues
text features
caption
antonym
nonfiction
fiction
trait
idiom
inference
metaphor
simile
figurative language
text
narrator
opinion
fact
description
solution
problem
effect
cause
comprehension
vocabulary
authors purpose
point of view
details
plot
theme
text structure
sequence
contrast
compare

Short Story Terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The person who tells the story Narrator
The relationship of the narrator to the story Point of View
Story is told by a character referred to a "I". Reader see's things through that character's eyes First Person
The narrator is someone outside of the story, and relates the thoughts of only 1 character. "he or she" Third Limited
The narrator see's into the minds of multiple character's Omniscient
The sequence of events in a story Plot
Person, animal, or imaginary creature in a literary work. Character
Grow and change during a story Dynamic
Remains the same throughout the story. Static
Central struggle between opposite forces in the story. Conflict
When a character struggles against an outside force. External Conflict
Struggle within the mind of the character. Internal Conflict
Main Message of a story. Theme
Time and place in which the story takes place. Settting
Beginning of the plot which introduces the characters, setting, and situation Exposition

Short Fiction Terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The time and place of a story Setting
The implied, unwritten message by the author; usually having to do with the need for social change Theme
Point in the plot where the setting and characters are introduced (plot diagram) Exposition
Point where the conflict begins (plot diagram) Narrative Hook
Point where complications begin in the story (plot diagram) Rising Action
High point or turning point in the story (plot diagram) Climax
Point in the story where the conflict starts to get resolved (plot diagram) Falling Action
The end of the story (plot diagram) Denouement
Problem that arises within the story between one or more individuals or things Conflict
Hints that something is going to happen Foreshadowing
An emotion the reader feels from the literature Mood
The emotion the author conveys about the subject matter he/she is writing about Tone
That which stands for more than itself Symbol
The perspective from which the story is told Point of View
Character in the story is telling the story (point of view) 1st Person
Narrator is outside the story and has limited knowledge of characters’ internal thoughts and conflict (point of view) 3rd Person Limited
Narrator is not a character in the story but knows thoughts/emotions of all characters 3rd Person Omniscient
The author reveals either directly or indirectly qualities and actions that help the reader learn about the characters Characterization
A character who shows a myriad of emotions Round
A character who shows only one or two emotions Flat
A character who changes as a result of the events in the story Dynamic
A character who does not change Static
The main character of the story Protagonist
The character directly against the protagonist Antagonist
A character who triggers events Catalyst
A character who is the exact opposite of another in traits Foil
When the reader or audience knows something that the characters do not (irony) Dramatic
An event occurs that was not expected (irony) Situational
Saying one thing but meaning another (irony) Verbal

Literary Devices Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

third person limited
third person omniscient
dynamic characters
personification
static characters
first person
internal conflicts
external conflicts
main characters
metaphor
character
foreshadowing
themes
flashback
narrator
symbolism
plot
tone
simile
irony
conflict
setting
minor characters

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

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

Literary Terms - Point of View Word Search

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Word Search
Description

English
Charlottes web
Literature
Character
Narrator
Limited
Omniscient
Objective
Harry Potter
Secret Garden
Hunger Games

Library Word Search #1

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Word Search
Description

Belief
Bold
Character
Check In
Check out
Due Date
Feelings
Fiction
First Person
Limited
Narrator
Non Fiction
Omniscient
Point of View
Second Person
Setting
Theme
Third Person
Tone
Whisper