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

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 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

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

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

#1-25 Literary Terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

is the perspective from which a story is narrated. Point of View
the central topic or idea explored in a text. Theme
the style of speaking or writing, determined by the choice of words by a speaker or a writer. Diction
is any figure of speech which depends on a non-literal meaning of some or all of the words used. Figurative Language
an explicit comparison between two unlike things through the use of connecting words, usually “like” or “as.” Simile
is a literary device used to reference another object outside of the work of literature. Allusion
is the use of components in a sentence that are grammatically the same; or similar in their construction, sound, meaning, or meter. Parallelism
a two-syllable metrical pattern in poetry in which a stressed syllable is followed by an unstressed syllable. Trochaic
a literary device that can be defined as having two successive rhyming lines in a verse, and has the same meter to form a complete thought. Couplet
a break, especially a sense pause, usually near the middle of a verse, and marked in scansion by a double vertical line Caesura
an object or idea that repeats itself throughout a literary work. Motif
uses an extended metaphor that compares two very dissimilar things. Conceit
a figure of speech in which a part is used for the whole or the whole for a part, the special for the general or the general for the special. Synecdoche
the person from whose perspective the story is told. Narrator
a form of poetry such as sonnet or elegy. is a literary technique that is lyrical in nature, but not very lengthy. Ode
is a figure of speech, which presents a short story, typically with a moral lesson at the end. Parable
is a literary device that can be defined as a concise and brief story intended to provide a moral lesson at the end. Fable
the list of characters and cast in a play or a drama. Persona
literal or dictionary meanings of a word in contrast to its connotative or associated meanings. Denotation
a literary device that is used step-by-step in literature to highlight and explain the details about a character in a story. Characterization
a literary term used to describe the events that make up a story, or the main part of a story. Plot
the voice that speaks in a poem Speaker
is a figure of speech that involves an exaggeration of ideas for the sake of emphasis. Hyperbole
is the repetition of the same consonant sounds at the beginning of words that are in close proximity to each other. Alliteration
refers to a word that phonetically mimics or resembles the sound of the thing it describes. Onomatopoeia

Literary Word Crozzword Puzzle Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A stanza of four lines especially one having alternate rhymes Stanza
A style of writing or speaking determined by the choice of words by a speaker or or writer Diction
A figure of speech to represent ideas or qualities not using the words like or as Metaphor
The vocies behind the poems, the person we imagine saying the things out loud. Speaker
The deliberate repetition of the first part of the sentence in order to achieve effect. Anaphora
A category of artistics composition, as in music, or literature, characterized by similarities in form of style or subject matter Genre
A literary and rhetorical device that is meant to mock with often satrical or ironic remarks with a purpose to amuse and hurt someone or some section of society simultaneously. Sarcasm
Is a character or group of characters which stand in composition to the protagonist of the main character. Anatagonist
A very typical example of a certain person or thing. Archetype
An enviroment or surrounding in which an event takes place. Setting
The use of components in a sentence that are grammatically the same, or similar in their construction, sound, meaning, or meter. Parallelism
An imitation of the style of writing or particular writer, artist, or genre with deliberate exaggeration for comic effect. Parody
Describes the events that make up a story or the main part of the story Plot
As a main idea or an underlying meaning of a literary work that may be stated directly or indirectly. Theme
Is a figure of speech which involves an exaggeration of idea for the sake of the emphas. Hyperbole
The final part of a play, movie, or narrative in which the starnds of the plot are drawn together and matters are explained or resolved. Denouement
A list fo rules in a language. It dictates how words from diffferent parts of speech are put together in order to convey a complete thought. Syntax
A use of specific phrases and words by right in a particular situation, profession, or trade. Jargon
A long narrative poem, which is usually related to heroic deed of a person of an unusual courage and unparalled bravery. Epic
Is an object or idea that repeat itself throughout a literary work Motif
A time which a decisive change in a situation occurs, especially one with beneficial results. Turning Point
The voice that author takes on a story Narrator
A literary element that involves a struggle between two opposing forces usually a protagonist and a antagonist. Conflicts
A common way of characterization which elaborate the geographic and social background of any character. Dialect
The use of symbols to represent ideas or qualities. Symbolism

Poetry Terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
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

75 Literary Terms, Elements, & Devices Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

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

25 literary terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

1.a comparison between two things, typically for the purpose of explanation or clarification analogy
1.a short and amusing or interesting story about a real incident or person anecdote
1.a phrase or opinion that is overused and betrays a lack of original thought cliche
1.the subject of a talk, a piece of writing, a person's thoughts, or an exhibition; a topic theme
a recurring subject, theme, idea, etc., especially in a literary, artistic, or musical work motif
1.an imitation of the style of a particular writer, artist, or genre with deliberate exaggeration for comic effect parody
1.a statement or proposition that, despite sound (or apparently sound) reasoning from acceptable premises, leads to a conclusion that seems senseless, logically unacceptable, or self-contradictory paradox
1.a detailed analysis and assessment of something, especially a literary, philosophical, or political theory critique
1.place or deal with close together for contrasting effect juxtapose
a metaphor introduced and then further developed throughout all or part of a literary work, especially a poem extended metaphor
a play on words pun
the part of a sentence or clause containing a verb and stating something about the subject predicate
1.a subtle difference in or shade of meaning, expression, or sound nuance
a comparison using "like" or "as" simile
a word free from limitations or qualifications absolute
the word, phrase, or clause to which a pronoun refers antecedent
a long narrative poem epic
a sermon homily
the one who tells the story narrator
a story or narrated account narrative
the use of figures of speech to create a vivid image imagery
a conclusion one draws inference
the subject treated in a paragraph or work topic
a humorous imitation of serious work parody
a work in three parts trilogy

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