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

Story Elements Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

the problem in a story conflict
the "bad guy" in a story antagonist
the time and place a story occurs setting
the author's message to the reader theme
part of the story that introduces the characters, setting, and conflict exposition
the action in the story plot
this kind of character changes because of the story's events dynamic
the turning point of the story climax
the final end of the story resolution
the "good guy" in the story protagonist
part of the story where the author ties up loose ends falling action
a struggle in the story conflict
the kind of character that stays the same throughout the story static
the development of the story rising action
the main person, animal, or object in a story character
where and when the story takes place setting
events that lead to the end of a story falling action
this message can be stated directly or implied theme
part of story where the conflict is solved resolution
the highest point of interest in a story climax
explains the basics of a story exposition
this struggle can be internal or external conflict
the sequence of events in a story plot
one who opposes the main character antagonist
the character does not change static
an example of internal conflict Man vs. Himself

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

Short Story Elements Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

the plan or main story of a play or novel. PLOT
literary element that involves a struggle between two opposing forces, usually a protagonist and an antagonist. conflict
the central idea, message explored in the story. THEME
is the section of the plot leading up to the climax, in which the tension stemming from the story's central conflict grows through successive plot developments rising action
is the section of the plot leading up to the climax, in which the tension stemming from the story's central conflict grows through successive plot developments Resolution
People in the story (can be animals, forces of nature, inanimate objects) character
Details before the resolution, loose ends are tied up, usually very brief. Falling Action
Where and when a story takes place. Setting
The main character, usually the one the audience identifies with. Protagonist
The beginning of a story that exposes or introduces the background. Includes the setting and the characters. Exposition
The point at which the intensity of the action rises to a high point. The problem or conflict comes to a head. CLIMAX
The character who is opposed to (against) or competes with another Antagonist

Story Element Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

the "good" guy, the main character protagonist
the "bad" guy, the character in opposition to the main character. antagonist
the author's attitude towards the topic tone
a voice outside the story narrating the events third person
the message of the story theme
where and when the story takes place setting
a character within the story tells the events first person
hints about what will happen later in a text foreshadowing
tension, uncertainty that keeps the reader reading on. suspense
the complete sequence of events which involves characters in conflict. plot
the turning point, the most exciting part of the story when the conflict is settled. climax
how the story actually ends resolution
revealing what happened in a time before the events of the story. flashback
part of the story that establishes the main character, setting, and conflict. exposition
what drives a story, opposing forces or characters against one another. conflict
the complications that get in the way of the main character solving his/her conflict. rising action
action that directly follows the climax of the story. falling action
how the story makes the reader feel mood

Literary Terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

What structure do these terms make up? Dramatic
Time and place Setting
Setting Exposition
Opposing force Antagonist
Here/Main Character Protagonist
Storyline Plot
Something that represents something else Symbol
Internal and/or external Conflict
A hint at what is to come Foreshadow
A category of literature Genre
Attitide Tone
Main Idea of an essay Thesis
The dictionary meaning of a word Denotation
Implied meaning Connotation
Compare using like or as SImile
Comparison Metaphor
Events leading to the climax Rising Action
Events leading to the conclusion Falling Action
Conclusion/Closure Resolution
Person telling the story Narrator
Static, dynamic, stock, flat, round Character
Turning Point Climax
Mental pictures Imagery
Contradictory statement Irony
Exaggeration Hyperbole

Plot Elements Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

the main character in the story protagonist
one who opposes the main character antagonist
events that lead to the end of a story falling action
the problem in a story conflict
the time and place a story occurs setting
the sequence of events in a story plot
this struggle can be internal or external conflict
the message of the story theme
the turning point of the story climax
what leads up to the climax rising action
where the author ties up loose ends resolution
part of the story that introduces the characters and setting exposition

Literary Elements Crossword puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

The class or literature compromised of imaginative works Fiction
Type class or category of literature Genre
Location or period in which the action of a novel or short story takes place; also sets the mood for of the story: often referred as atmosphere Setting
Person or animal represented in a novel or short story Character
Main character Protagonist
Character or force that opposes the main character Antagonist
Battle or struggle in novel or short story Conflict
Storyline of a novel or short story Plot
Technique a writer uses to produce a special effect in writing Literary devices
Background information on characters, setting, or conflict Exposition
Central events of the story during which various problems arise Rising action
Turning point for the protagonist; usaully the most exciting, scary, or action-filled part of the story Climax
Events needed to bring the story to an end after the climax Falling action
Point when conflict are resolved when you learn what happens to characters Resolution
Showing or indicating the outcome beforehand Foreshadowing
An interruption of the chronological sequence of an event of earlier occurrence Flashback
When the ending or conclusion of the story is unexpected to the reader Surprise Ending
A state or feeling of excited or anxious uncertainty about what may happen Suspense
Use of symbols to signify ideas and qualities by giving them symbolic meanings that are different than their literal sense Symbolism
Words or expressions with a meaning that is different from the literal interpretation Figurative language
The perspective from which the story is told Point of view
Dominant idea or message about life; author’s message Theme
“I”, “me”, “my”, “our”, “ours”, “we”, etc. First person
“you”, “your”, “yours” Second person
“he”, “she”, “it”, “they”, “their”, characters’ name Third person

Milestone ELA 8th Grade Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The repeating of vowel sounds to create internal rhyme(proud round cloud) Assonance
"The turning point" Point of greatest tension that changes the direction the plot. Often a critical decision is made. Climax
A short statement that presents the main idea and most important points in a piece of writing Summarizing
The narrator is all knowing-tells the thoughts/feelings of more than one character (think about it as this person who hangs above all the characters and knows everything about every chracter third person omniscient
A character who undergoes an important change in the story Dynamic character
A term that means " word relationships" Example: Water:Liquid::Ice:solid Analogy
The author's attitude towards a subject Tone
Usually a main character: goes through a major change in the story Protagonist
The actual everyday meaning of words Literal language
Prejudice in favor or against one thing/person'group compared with another (Usually considered to be unfair) Biased
To refer to something implicitly/without directly stating it Allusion
The conflict(s) is/are resolved and all loose ends are tied up Resolution
We know a lot about these characters (details, see many sides of them) Round Character
A huge eaggeration Hyperbole
The way a text is intended to make the audience feel mood
The repeating of consonant sounds at the beginning of words alliteration
Words that allow the reader to hear a sound Onomatopoeia
Not influenced by personal feelings; based on facts objective text
Compares 2 unlike things by stating that one thing is another thing methaphor
Without bias or prejudice; impartial, fair unbiased
a restatement of an author's words in your own words paraphrasing
The repeating of the same consonant 2 or more times in a short span (can be at the beginning, middle, or end of a word) Consonance
The most important point in a work of literature Main Idea
The character who is against or has conflict with the protagonist antagonist
The moral or lesson of a story/text. Can be implied or directly stated Theme
We don't know much about them. We only see one side of them. Flat character
Events/results of the actions or decision of the character has made (slowly winding do to the end of the story) Falling action
Existing in the mind; belongs to thinking of the subject rather than to the object of thoughts (opinions) Subjective texr
Series of events that occur before the conflict that moves the story forward Rising action
A character who doesn't change at all throughout the story. Their person remains the same. Static Character
Giving human qualities to nonhuman things personification

Plot Structure Terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The beginning of the story Exposition
The series of events that create the story Plot
The character's struggle takes place in his or her own mind Internal Conflict
The type of narration that the author uses to tell the story Point of View
The part of the story where the conflicts are introduced Rising Action
A problem between the character and an outside force External Conflict
The author's message or lesson to the reader Theme
A scene set in a time earlier than the main story the provides extra background about the characters or conflict Flashback
The protagonist changes in a significant (important) way Climax
Where and when the story takes place setting
the people or animals in a story Characters
the story's end Resolution

Short Fiction Terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The time and place of a story Setting
The implied, unwritten message by the author; usually having to do with the need for social change Theme
Point in the plot where the setting and characters are introduced (plot diagram) Exposition
Point where the conflict begins (plot diagram) Narrative Hook
Point where complications begin in the story (plot diagram) Rising Action
High point or turning point in the story (plot diagram) Climax
Point in the story where the conflict starts to get resolved (plot diagram) Falling Action
The end of the story (plot diagram) Denouement
Problem that arises within the story between one or more individuals or things Conflict
Hints that something is going to happen Foreshadowing
An emotion the reader feels from the literature Mood
The emotion the author conveys about the subject matter he/she is writing about Tone
That which stands for more than itself Symbol
The perspective from which the story is told Point of View
Character in the story is telling the story (point of view) 1st Person
Narrator is outside the story and has limited knowledge of characters’ internal thoughts and conflict (point of view) 3rd Person Limited
Narrator is not a character in the story but knows thoughts/emotions of all characters 3rd Person Omniscient
The author reveals either directly or indirectly qualities and actions that help the reader learn about the characters Characterization
A character who shows a myriad of emotions Round
A character who shows only one or two emotions Flat
A character who changes as a result of the events in the story Dynamic
A character who does not change Static
The main character of the story Protagonist
The character directly against the protagonist Antagonist
A character who triggers events Catalyst
A character who is the exact opposite of another in traits Foil
When the reader or audience knows something that the characters do not (irony) Dramatic
An event occurs that was not expected (irony) Situational
Saying one thing but meaning another (irony) Verbal