Type
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Theme
Setting
Point of view
Narrative
Mood and Tone
Literal Language
Diction
Plot
Characters
Essays
Figurative Language
Writing
Compare and contrast
Chronological Order
Supporting Details
Main Idea
Problem and solution
Cause and effect

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

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

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

Informational Text Vocabulary Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

an event that happens and what happens because of it cause and effect
tell how things are the same compare
tell how things are different contrast
the who and the what, the overall topic main idea
the conflict, something to be figured out and solved problem
the way to get rid of a problem solution
briefly retell what the selection is about summarize
something that can be proven true fact
something someone thinks feels or believes opinion
what line(s) in the text prove your answer evidence
the perspective point of view
the supports and information for the maid idea details
to see in one's head what is being read visualize

PSSA Literary Terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The term for words that mean the same thing Synonyms
Pairs of words that have opposite, or nearly opposite, meanings Antonyms
The methods a writer uses to develop the personality of the character Characterization
The figurative language term for an exaggeration Hyperbole
A reference in a work of literature to a well known character, place, or situartion in history, politics, or science or from another wrok of literature, music, or art. Allusion
The point of greatest emotional intensity, interest, or suspence in a narrative; turning point Climax
The use of clues by an author to prepare readers for events that will happen in a story Foreshadowing
Language that emphasizes sensory impressions to help the reader of a literary work see, hear, feel, smell, and taste the scenes desrcibed in the work Imagery
The term for when the opposite of what is expected or said occurs Irony
The emotional quality or atmosphere of a story or poem Mood
The part of the plot in which the characters, setting, and situation are introduced Exposition
The central struggle between opposing forces in a story or drama Conflict
A prose narrative in which situations and characters are invented by the writer Fiction
Mode of writing that tells a story Narrative
The relationship of the narrator, or storyteller, to the story (1st or 3rd) Point Of View
The part of a plot that concludes the falling action by revealing or suggesting the outcome of the conflict Resolution
A figure of speech that compares or equates seeminglingy unlike things. Implies the comparison rather than stating it with "like" or "as" Metaphor
A figure of speech in which an animal, object, or idea is given human form or characteristics Personification
A figure of speech using like or as to compare seemingly unlike things Simile
The use of images to represent internal realities Symbolism
The attitude of the narrator toward the subject, ideas, theme, or characters Tone
The main idea of the story. Usually expressed asa a general statement Theme

Literary Terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The main idea or message of a story theme
The events of a story and how they unfold plot
The place and time in which a story happens setting
The main problem of a story conflict
The solution or outcome of the conflict resolution
An individual in a story character
The way a reader is made to feel mood
The perspective from which a story is told point of view
The way the narrator or writer feels about the situation or topic tone
An extreme exaggeration hyperbole
A comparison of two unlike objects metaphor
A comparison of two unlike objects using the words "like" or "as" simile
Giving nonliving objects human qualities personification
Words that represent sounds onomatopoeia
A group of words in a phrase that start with the same consonant sound alliteration
How a story or text is formed structure
Everyone's favorite language arts teacher martin

9th Grade Literary Terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

non literal meaning connotation
literal meaning denotation
attitude of writer tone
a scene set in a time earlier than the main story flashback
main subject of talk theme
the individual style in which a certain author writes his or her works voice
life story written by the person it is about autobiography
a story writen about a person by another person biography
a writer's word choice diction
written or spoken language in its ordinary form prose
the central focus main idea
the atmosphere of a literary piece mood
image that signifies the opposite irony
language meaning exactly what it states literal language
logical appeal using statistics logos
ethical appeal referring to one's backround ethos
emotional appeal pathos
an indirect or passing reference allusion
the literary element that describes the ways that the author uses words, etc style
ethos, logos, pathos rhetorical appeal
a thing that represents or stands for something else symbol
the fact of two things being seen or placed close together with contrasting effect juxtaposition
3rd person voice that tells a story narrator
a spoken or written account of connected events narrative
can greatly influence the structure and meaning of a film cinematic techniques
UN literary work in which special intensity is given to the expression of feelings and ideas by the use of distinctive style and rhythm poetry

Types of Literature and Literary Device Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

literature that is widely acknowledged as having outstanding or enduring qualities classic
a category of literature characterized by similarities in form, style, or subject matter. genre
a type of short story that features folklore or fantasy type characters. fairy tale
a fictional story which often tells about science and technology of the future. science fiction
is a fiction story that uses magic or other supernatural elements in the plot, theme, or setting. fantasy
an attitude a writer takes toward the subject of a work, the characters in it, or the audience, revealed through diction, figurative language, and organization. tone
the spoken or written account of a story narrative
tells the who, what, when, where, and how. exposition
popular stories that convey a moral or lesson employing animals that act like humans and live in a world of wonder and magic. folktale
stories that teach a moral or lesson about life using animals with human characteristics fable
stories based on tradition or legend, which have deep symbolic meaning to convey a "truth" myth
a semi-true story that has been passed on from person to person, and has important meaning or symbolism for the culture in which it originates. legend
an exaggeration of an actual event. tall tale
genre of literature in which vices, follies, abuses, and shortcomings are held up to ridicule. satire
a literary genre that deliberately exaggerates for comic effect. parody
a scene that interrupts the normal chronological sequence of events in a story to depict something that happened at an earlier time. flashback
the expression of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite. irony
a figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes. personification
a vantage point from which the writer tells a story. point of view
deliberately suggesting 2 or more different and sometimes conflicting meanings in a work. ambiguity
comparison made between 2 things to show how they are alike. analogy
opponent who struggles against or blocks the hero of the story. antagonist
is a word or phrase that has become lifeless because of overuse. cliche
the struggle between opposing forces or characters in a story. conflict
the use of hints and clues to suggest what will happen later in the plot. foreshadowing
an atmosphere created by a writers' diction and the details selected. mood
the series of related events in a story. plot
a fixed idea or conception of a character or idea which does not allow for any individuality. stereotype

literary devices Crossword

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

Nonfiction Terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

a central idea about a topic thesis
questions that have obvious answer and are only asked for effect rhetorical questions
statements that can be proven true statementoffact
a nonfiction text that the speaker delivers orally speech
to inform, to persuade, and to entertain are examples of this author's purpose
a speech presented without much preparation impromptu
an essay that tells the story of actual experiences narrative
language not meant to be taken literally figurative language
the reuse of a key word repetition
numbers used to compare things statistics
the author's attitude toward a subject tone
an informal speech presented in a conversational style talk
an essay that tries to influence an audience's attitudes or actions persuasive
the perspective of the author point of view
the judgments of people with special knowledge of a subject expert opinions
specific cases of people, situations, etc. examples
an essay that explores the meaning of an experience or offers the author's thoughts and feelings reflective
the use of similar grammatical structures parallel structure
language that is specific to a discipline technical language
the expression of the same idea but in different words restatement
details that tell what what something looks like, tastes like, sounds like, etc. descriptions