Elements of Poetry Crossword
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the beat created by a poems pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables
emphasized when the syllable is spoken
not emphasized when the syllable is spoken
the repetition of sounds at the ends of words, as in pool, rule, and fool
a group of lines that work together to express a central idea
like a narrator of a story, this is the voice of the poem
the use of any element of language - a sound, word, phrase, or sentence - more than once
the repetition of similar consonant sounds at the beginnings of words
the use of words to imitate sounds
the feelings and associations a word evokes in people
the dictionary definition of a word
a writer's attitude toward his or her subject
language that appeals to the five senses of sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch
writing or speech that is not meant to be taken literally
compares two unlike things using the words like or as
compares two unlike things without using the words like or as
gives human qualities to something that is not human
is an extreme exaggeration
the message or insight about life the poem conveys
a poem that tells a story in verse
a poem that expresses the thoughts and feelings of a single speaker, often in highly musical verses
a poem that is shaped to look like its subject
a Japanese form of poetry about nature, made up of three lines. the first and third lines have 5 syllables, the second line has 7
a humorous, rhyming five-line poem with a specific rhythm and pattern of rhyme
a poem that does not have a strict structure, regular rhythm, or pattern of rhyme

Poetry Terms Crossword

Poetry Terms Crossword
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Language that is used imaginatively, rather than literally, to express ideas or feelings in new ways.
Make comparisons between dissimilar things.
use like or as to compare two unlike things.
Speak of one thing in terms of another, as in, “All the world’s a stage.”
gives human traits to nonhuman things.
A descriptive language that creates vivid impressions. These images are developed through sensory language.
Provides details related to sight, sound, taste, touch, smell, and movement.
Used to achieve a musical quality.
the pattern created by stressed and unstressed syllables of words in a sequence.
A pattern of rhythm.
The repetition of identical sounds in the last syllable of words.
A pattern of rhyme at the ends of lines.
Initial rhyme is the repetition of the initial consonant sounds of words.
Vowel rhyme – the repetition of vowel sounds in nearby words.
The repetition of consonants within nearby words in which the preceding vowels differ, as in the words milk and walk.
Tells a story and has a plot, characters, and a setting.
A long narrative poem about the feats of gods or heroes.
A songlike narrative that has short stanzas and a refrain.
Tells a story using a character’s own thoughts or spoken statements.
Express the feelings of a single speaker. The most common type of poem in modern literature.
A verse form with three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables.
A verse form with five unrhymed lines of five, seven, five, seven, and seven syllables.
Has neither a set pattern of rhythm nor rhyme.
A fourteen-line lyric poem with formal patterns of rhyme, rhythm, and line structure.

Poetry Vocab Crossword

Poetry Vocab Crossword
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The voice talking to us in a poem the voice is NOT always the poet.
A group of consecutive lines in a poem that form a single unit. It is comparable to a paragraph in an essay.
Words that explain different sounds and functions within writing.
A fourteen-line poem, usually written in iambic pentameter.
A comparison between two unlike things, using a word such as like, as, than, or resembles.
A musical quality produced by the repetition of stressed and unstressed syllables or by the repetition of other certain sound patterns.
The repetition of accented vowel sounds and all sounds following them in words that are close together in a poem.
The pattern of end rhymes in a poem. You can identify this by using different letters of the alphabet for each rhyme.
Repeating a word, phrase, line, or stanza multiple times within the poem.
A poem or stanza of four lines.
Using words whose sounds suggest their meaning.
A lyric poem, rhymed or unrhymed, on a serious subject. These are typically addressed to one person/thing.
A poem that tells a story. Not an epic: Epics have superhuman or extraordinary happenings, narratives do not.
An imaginative comparison between two unlike things in which one thing is said to be another thing.
Poetry that expresses the feelings or thoughts of a speaker rather than telling a story. These poems are usually short and imply, as opposed to stating, a strong emotion or idea.
A series of words written, printed, or recited as one of the component’s units of a larger piece of writing, such as a poem.
A very short humorous or nonsensical poem with five lines.
Rhymes within lines.
Language that appeals to the seven senses.
Originating in Japan, a Haiku is a threeline poem which contains seventeen syllables. 5 syllables in the first line, 7 syllables in the second line, 5 syllables in the last line
Poetry without a regular meter or rhyme scheme. These poems may use internal rhyme, repetition, alliteration, onomatopoeia.
The structure and organization of a poem.
An expressive use of language.
A long narrative poem that is written in heightened language and tells stories of the deeds of a heroic character who embodies that values of a society.
Rhymes at the ends of lines.
A five-line poem in which each line follows a rule. A word for the subject of the poem. Two words that describe it. Three words that show action. Four words that show feeling. The subject word again-or another word for it.
A song or songlike poem that tells a story.
The repetition of vowel sounds in words that are close together.
•The repetition of consonant sounds in words that are close together.

Figurative Language Crossword Puzzle

Figurative Language Crossword Puzzle
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A group of lines in a poem
poets use these to convey a meaning beyond the ordinary meaning
the way poems are written and may or many not be sentences
words or phrases that appeal to the five senses
comparison that does not use like or as
describes an animal or object with human qualitites
comparison using like or as
the narrator of the poem
poets use this to reinforce a poem's meaning and mood
use of rhyming words within a single line of poetry
repeating of words, phrases or lines in a poem
the use of words whose sounds suggest their meaning
use of rhymes at the end of the lines
the pattern created by stressed and unstressed syllales in a line of poetry
repeition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words
the pattern the end rhyme creates
repetition of sounds at the end of the words
how the writing makes the reader feel
exaggeration
a phrase or expression that is overused
a word or phrase that means something other than what is actually being said
a play on a words double meaning or pronunciation
reference to another person, place, event, literary work, etc.
a comparison between two things, typically on the basis of their structure and for the purpose of explanantion or clarification
arrangement and relaionship of the parts of a piece of writing

Figurative Language Terms Crossword

Figurative Language Terms Crossword
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a group of lines in a poem
poets use these to convey a meaning beyond the ordinary meaning
the way poems are written and may or may not be sentences
words or phrases that appeal to the five senses
comparison that does not use like or as
describes an animal or object with human qualities
comparison using like or as
the narrator of the poem
poets use this to reinforce a poem's meaning and mood
use of rhyming words within a single line of poetry
repeating of words, phrases or lines in a poem
the use of words whose sounds suggest their meaning
use of rhymes at the end of the lines
The pattern created by stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of poetry
Repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words
The pattern the end rhyme creates
Repition of sounds at the end of the words
How the writing makes the reader feel
Exaggeration
A phrase or expression that is overused
A word or phrase that means something other than what is acually being said
A play on words, double meaning, or pronounciation
Reference to another person, place, event, literary work, etc.
A comparison between two things, typically on the basis of their structure and for the purpose of explanation or clarification
Arrangement and relationship of the parts of a piece of writing

Literary Devices Crossword

Literary Devices Crossword
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Repetition of a beginning sound for effect.
Reference to a well known character or event from history, literature etc.
Repetition of the sound of a vowel or diphthong. Ex: belt, felt
Reassurance of similar sounds especially consonants. Ex: pitter, patter.
A positive statement expressed by negating its opposite expressions.
a long narrative poem about someone who does heroic deeds. Ex: The Oddessy
Language that uses words or expressions with a meaning that is different from the literal interpretation.
Poetry that is free from limitations of regular meter or rhythm and does not rhyme with fixed forms.
Extreme Exaggeration.
Phrase or word stating one unlike thing is another
Words that imitate sound.
Giving human qualities to inanimate objects.
Repeats same word or phrase to make idea more clear
Correspondence of sound between the words or the endings of words especially when these are at the ends of lines of poetry.
Comparing two unlike things using 'like' or 'as'
The person telling the story. (Not to be confused with author)
A group of lines forming the basic reassuring metrical unit in a poem; a verse,
Mental Picture created by the way the author writes
Story poem or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one. Ex: Animal Farm
Phrase so overused it lost its original meaning.
The use of humor, irony exaggeration or ridicule to expose and criticize peoples stupidity or vices. Ex: Animal Farm

Poetic Devices and Literary Terms Crossword Puzzle

Poetic Devices and Literary Terms Crossword Puzzle
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the central idea, topic, or point of a story, essay, or narrative
the word choice and phrasing in any written or spoken text
words or phrases that has other meaning(s) than it's normal definition
the comparison of two things using the words "like" or "as"
a reference to something; when a writer mentions some other work, or refers to an earlier part of the current work
a verse or poem written in trochees
two successive rhyming lines in a verse and has the same meter to form a complete thought
a pause in a line of poetry that is formed by the rhythms of natural speech rather than by metrics
an extended metaphor with a complex logic that governs a poetic passage or entire poem
a form of poetry such as sonnet or elegy; a literary technique that is lyrical in nature, but not very lengthy
the voice behind the poem - the person we imagine to be saying the thing out loud
the use of over-exaggeration for the purpose of creating emphasis or being humorous, but it is not intended to be taken literally
two or more words in a phrase or line of poetry that share the same beginning sound
a word, which imitates the natural sounds of a thing
employs an understatement by using double negatives or, in other words, positive statement is expressed by negating its opposite expressions
a stylistic device in which several coordinating conjunctions are used in succession in order to achieve an artistic effect
when a thing, an idea, or an animal is given human attributes
the repetition of a vowel sound or diphthong in non-rhyming words
the deliberate repetition of the first part of the sentence in order to achieve an artistic effect
a division of four or more lines having a fixed length, meter, or rhyming scheme
repetitive sounds produced by consonants within a sentence or phrase
a literary element that evokes certain feelings or vibes in readers through words and descriptions
informal words, phrases, or even slang in a piece of writing
implicit, implied,or hidden comparisons between two things that are unrelated, but which share some common characteristics
a figure of speech in which two opposite ideas are joined to create an effect
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
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
a verse with four lines, or even a full poem containing four lines, having an independent and separate theme
a literary device that demonstrates the long and short patterns through stressed and unstressed syllables, particularly in verse form
a figure of speech sometimes represented by exclamation "O"
a stylistic device used in literature and poetry to intentionally eliminate conjunctions between the phrases and in the sentence, yet maintain the grammatical accuracy
a statement that appears to be self-contadictory or silly but may include a latent truth
an attitude of a writer toward a subject or an audience
the use of figurative language to represent objects, actions, and ideas in such a way thag it appeals to our physical senses
a unit of rhythm in poetry, the pattern of the beats; a foot

Poetry Terms Crossword

                                                                              Poetry Terms Crossword
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When a word, phrase, or idea is repeated.
When the end of two or more lines rhyme.
When the end of every line in the entire poem rhymes.
Rhyming words that are on the same line.
When a pair of lines that rhyme and have the same length.
Repeating initial consonant sounds in words near each other.
Is like alliterations, but not limited to just the initial sounds of the words.
Repeating vowel sounds without repeating consonants.
The regular (meter ) or random (free verse) occurrence of sound in poetry.
The patterned repetition the patterned repetition (of stressed and unstressed) syllables in a line.
Poetry that does not have any rules or necessary structure.
Used to create a special effect or feeling.
The comparison of two unlike things in which one thing is said to be another.
A metaphor that is carried out throughout the entire poem.
A comparison of two unlike things using like or as.
Giving human qualities to something non-human
A way of emphasizing an idea by talking about it in a restrained manner.
The use of words that are based on the five senses
The running over of a sentence or thought from one line to another.

Poetry Terms Crossword

Poetry Terms Crossword
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compares two unlike things using LIKE or AS
compares two unlike things
musical quality based on pattern of syllables
use of words that sound like what they mean
repetition of consonant sounds
poetry that does not follow a regular pattern of rhyme and meter
regular pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables
a metaphor in which an object is given human qualities
a poem written as a list of actions, images, or tasks
a three line poem about nature
a fourteen line poem written in iambic pentameter
the emotion or feeling of a word
the meaning of a word
a song that tells a story about love, death or betrayal
using a phrase or stanza more than once
a metaphor that is carried throughout a stanza or poem
writing that uses the sound and rhythm of words to tell a story and to make the reader feel a certain way

Poetry Vocabulary Crossword

Poetry Vocabulary Crossword
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when 2 words have the same end sound
the main topic or idea of a poem
how a poem makes a reader feel or the feelings created in the reader
the sections that poems are divided into: also known as verses
pictures that are created with words
a poem that expresses emotions or feelings and may have a song-like quality
when words, phrases, lines or stanzas are repeated
a poem where there is no set pattern, rhythm or rhyme
when a line ends and a new one begins
the pattern of sounds in a poem
a poem that is funny
words whose sounds make you think of their meanings
a way to compare two things using like or as
the repetition of beginning consonant sounds
a poem that tells a story with a character and setting
imaginative ways to describe something by comparing that thing to something else

Poetry Crossword Puzzle

Poetry Crossword Puzzle
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daisy duck went down the ditch
figure of speech in which things are compared
my shoes are talking
a group of lines in a poem
a central message
a writing or a speech meant to be understood imaginatively instead of literally
my love is a such that rivers can not quench
Sandra is nothing like Jenny
a regular rhythmic pattern
expresses emotions of a speaker
Daisy got marries so Ben wouldn't have to get burried
genre of a literature characterized by imaginativly language
lyric poem with a serious theme
she was a sweet angel , god now has her company
" because i could not stop for death.."
repetition of constanant sounds
pattern of beats or stresses in a line or verses