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Literary Terms Word Search

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Poetry Terms Crossword

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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

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

Literary Terms #1-40 Worksheet

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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

Figurative Language Terms Crossword

Type
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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 And Poetry Word Search

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elegy
figurative language
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ode
Personification
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refrain
repetition
rhyme
rhyme scheme
Sound devices

POETRY TERMS Word Search

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symbolism
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speaker
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sensory details
rhyme scheme
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imagery
iambic pentameter
free verse
figurative language
assonance
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Vocab Crossword

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a literary device that repeats the same words or phrases a few times to make an idea clearer and more memorable. Repetition
correspondence of sound between words or the ending of words, especially when these are used at the ends of lines of poetry. rhyme
used to convey something that is different from the literal meaning. Figurative language
a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable. metaphor
a figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind. simile
giving a non-human like thing, traits and characteristics of a human. Personification
exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally. hyperbole
the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words. alliteration
using figurative language to present objects, actions and ideas in such a way that appeals to our physical senses. imagery
a group of lines forming the basic recurring metrical unit in a poem; a verse. stanza
a mark or character used as a conventional representation of an object, function or process. symbol
the formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named. onomatopoeia
in poetry, the repetition of the sound of a vowel or diphthong in non rhyming stressed syllables near enough to each other for the echo be discernible. assonance
a strong, regular, repeated pattern of movement or sound. rhythm
a poet's deliberate pattern of lines that rhyme with other lines in a poem or stanza. rhyme scheme

figurative language Word Search

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figurative language Word Search

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