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Climax
Plot
Point of view
Effectively
Effective
Combine
Clarify
Transition
Result of
Expresses
Support
Refutes
Description
Convey
Illustrate
Identify
Conclude
Referred
Premise
emphasizes

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

Academic Vocabulary Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

helpful, good benefit
give, to help contribute
bring to mind suggest
help support
bring to an end, infer conclude
make a point emphasize
point out, recognize identify
person who wrote the play playwright
like a paragraph in poetry stanza
problem conflict
important significance
what happens effect
give permission, allowed permitted
show indicate
sure, prove, figure it out determine
why something happens cause
sequence of events, characters, setting, problem, resolution plot
PIEE, reason author wrote the text, the author's... purpose
lesson, message theme
plan, purpose intend

Academic Language Word Search

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Description

expresses the theme
consistent point of view
irony
metaphor
literary device employed
parallel structure
climax
symbolism
personification
essay transition
idiom
lyric poem
topic sentence
correct grammar
appositive
support an idea
purpose of a paragraph
structure of an essay
supporting information
thesis
bias
quotation
narrator
citation
verb tense
primarily
proposition
motivation
excerpt
content
dialect
accurate
attract
convey
emphasize
develop
occur
establish
passage
indicate
recurring

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 #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

Spelling Words Word Search

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Description

EFFECT
CAUSE
CONTRAST
COMPARE
OPINON
FACT
CATEGORIZE
ACTION
ILLUSTRATIONS
POINT OF VIEW
DESCRIPTIVE LANGUAGE
THEME
SUSPEN
CLIMAX
CONFLICT
PLOT
SETTING
CHARACTERS
CLASSIFY
GENERALIZING
DRAWING CONCLUSIONS
TOPIC SENTENCE
MAIN IDEA
DETAILS
RECOGNIZING DETAILS
SCAN
SKIM
CONTEXT CLUES
INFERENCE
SEQUENCE

All About Reading Word Search

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Description

paragraph
write
reading
literal
grammar
conclusion
chapter
verb
noun
adjective
topic
summary
predict
main idea
hyperbole
synonym
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onomatopoeia
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Text Structures and Writing Terms Word Search

Type
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Description

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

Elements of literature Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

people, animals, and personified objects in a story character
character undergoing change protagonist
character causing change antagonist
struggle between two forces conflict
time, place, and climate of a story setting
what happens in a story plot
how the story starts exposition
the events that lead to climax rising action
the highest point of action; turning point climax
tying up of the loose ends falling action
how a story ends resolution
the narrator's position in relation to the story point of view
the underlying, universal message the author is tyring to convey theme

Short Story Terminology Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Foreshadowing
External conflict
Internal conflict
Climax
Static character
First person
Second person
Flashback
Third person
Verbal irony
Situational irony
Dramatic irony
Point of view
Theme
Conflict
Plot
Characterization
Protagonist
Antagonist
Setting