9th Grade Literary Terms Crossword

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

25 literary terms Crossword

25 literary terms Crossword

1.a comparison between two things, typically for the purpose of explanation or clarification
1.a short and amusing or interesting story about a real incident or person
1.a phrase or opinion that is overused and betrays a lack of original thought
1.the subject of a talk, a piece of writing, a person's thoughts, or an exhibition; a topic
a recurring subject, theme, idea, etc., especially in a literary, artistic, or musical work
1.an imitation of the style of a particular writer, artist, or genre with deliberate exaggeration for comic effect
1.a statement or proposition that, despite sound (or apparently sound) reasoning from acceptable premises, leads to a conclusion that seems senseless, logically unacceptable, or self-contradictory
1.a detailed analysis and assessment of something, especially a literary, philosophical, or political theory
1.place or deal with close together for contrasting effect
a metaphor introduced and then further developed throughout all or part of a literary work, especially a poem
a play on words
the part of a sentence or clause containing a verb and stating something about the subject
1.a subtle difference in or shade of meaning, expression, or sound
a comparison using "like" or "as"
a word free from limitations or qualifications
the word, phrase, or clause to which a pronoun refers
a long narrative poem
a sermon
the one who tells the story
a story or narrated account
the use of figures of speech to create a vivid image
a conclusion one draws
the subject treated in a paragraph or work
a humorous imitation of serious work
a work in three parts

Literary Terms Crossword

Literary Terms Crossword

literary reference to a familiar thing
conflict with another character
the turning point in a story (comes after the rising action)
comparison of two or more similar objects
author's own account of his/her own life
story of a person's life written by someone else
the problem; something vs. something else
stretching the truth
the begining of a story
kind of writing that explains something
category or type (of literature)
the lesson of a story
person telling the story
words or phrases that convey the opposite meaning or expected outcome
problem from INSIDE of a person
main character of the story
sequence of events in a story
the author's attitude toward the subject of a work
group of lines forming a unit in a poem
point of view in which the reader knows all thoughts, feelings, and actions of all the characters

Elements of Literature Crossword

Elements of Literature Crossword

the repetition of a consonant sound at the beginning of a series of words
reference to persons or events in the past or in literature
a comparison of two things that are similar in some way for the purpose of explaining or clarifying
the methods used to show the personalities of the characters in a literary work
conversations among characters
the final outcome or resolution fo the main conflict of the story
hints or clues given to suggest what will happen later in the story
a statement that is deliberately exaggerated for effect
an expression that says one thing but means something else
using figurative language and description to convey mental images that appeal to our senses
words or phrases that mean the opposite of the literal meaning
comparing two things by suggesting one thing is another
the atmosphere or feeling created by a work of literature
the series of events that happen in a literary work
comparing two things by using the words "like" or "as"
the use of symbols (word, object, or action) to represent an abstract idea
the arrangement of words in sentences
the central idea, message, or meaning of a literary work
the attitude of a writer toward the subject of a composition
the character or force against which the main character struggles in a literary work
the main character in a literary work; hero or heroine

Literary Word Crozzword Puzzle Crossword

Literary Word Crozzword Puzzle Crossword

A stanza of four lines especially one having alternate rhymes
A style of writing or speaking determined by the choice of words by a speaker or or writer
A figure of speech to represent ideas or qualities not using the words like or as
The vocies behind the poems, the person we imagine saying the things out loud.
The deliberate repetition of the first part of the sentence in order to achieve effect.
A category of artistics composition, as in music, or literature, characterized by similarities in form of style or subject matter
A literary and rhetorical device that is meant to mock with often satrical or ironic remarks with a purpose to amuse and hurt someone or some section of society simultaneously.
Is a character or group of characters which stand in composition to the protagonist of the main character.
A very typical example of a certain person or thing.
An enviroment or surrounding in which an event takes place.
The use of components in a sentence that are grammatically the same, or similar in their construction, sound, meaning, or meter.
An imitation of the style of writing or particular writer, artist, or genre with deliberate exaggeration for comic effect.
Describes the events that make up a story or the main part of the story
As a main idea or an underlying meaning of a literary work that may be stated directly or indirectly.
Is a figure of speech which involves an exaggeration of idea for the sake of the emphas.
The final part of a play, movie, or narrative in which the starnds of the plot are drawn together and matters are explained or resolved.
A list fo rules in a language. It dictates how words from diffferent parts of speech are put together in order to convey a complete thought.
A use of specific phrases and words by right in a particular situation, profession, or trade.
A long narrative poem, which is usually related to heroic deed of a person of an unusual courage and unparalled bravery.
Is an object or idea that repeat itself throughout a literary work
A time which a decisive change in a situation occurs, especially one with beneficial results.
The voice that author takes on a story
A literary element that involves a struggle between two opposing forces usually a protagonist and a antagonist.
A common way of characterization which elaborate the geographic and social background of any character.
The use of symbols to represent ideas or qualities.

Literary Terms Crossword Puzzle (1-20)

Literary Terms Crossword Puzzle (1-20)

Contrast between what is expected and what actually exists
Use of words whose sounds echo their meanings
Comparison of two things that are basically unlike but have some qualities in common
The voice that tells the story
Giving human qualities to an animal, object or idea
Technique where a sound, word, or line is repeated for emphasis
Refers to how a writer chooses to narrate a story
Feeling or atmosphere that a writer creates for the reader
Series of events in a story
Writing that tells about real people, Places and events
A fiction where a writer explores unexpected possibilities of the past or the future, Using known scientific data in theories as well as his or her creative imagination
Feeling of growing tension and excitement felt by a reader
The time and place where a story takes place
The Writer's unique us of language in the writer's work
The main message that the writers shares with the reader
Makes a comparison between two unlike things using "like" or "as"
The stage of the plot that develops the conflict or struggle
expresses the writer's attitude towards his or her subject
Is the repetition of sounds at the end of words
A Rhymed pair of lines

literary devices Crossword

literary devices Crossword

literary device which can be defined as the resolution of the issue  of a complicated plot in fiction.
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.
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.
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.
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
literary device that is used step by step in literature to highlight and explain the details about a character in a story.
the actual definition of the word rather than the nuances of its meaning or the feelings it implies
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.
:In literature, it is described as a didactic lesson given through some sort of animal story
figure of speech, which presents a short story, typically with a moral lesson at the end.
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.
The person telling the story who may or may not be a character in the story.
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
extended metaphor in a poem
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
One such pause is known as “caesura,” which is a rhythmical pause in a poetic line or a sentence
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  
Because each foot consists of two syllables, the trochaic is known as a duple meter.
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.
a brief and indirect reference to a person, place, thing or idea of historical, cultural, literary or political significance
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.”
any figure of speech which depends on a non-literal meaning of some or all of the words used.
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.
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.
perspective of which a story is told

Elements of Poetry Crossword

Elements of Poetry Crossword

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

Unit 1 & 2 Literary Terms Crossword

Unit 1 & 2 Literary Terms Crossword

Writers use of language to express ideas and their persona
Ordinary written or spoken language, using sentences and paragraphs w/out deliberate or regular meter or rhyme
Emotional, ethical, and logical arguments used to persuade an audience to agree w/ the writer or speaker
Arrangement of two or more things for the purpose of comparison
Person telling the story
Language written on lines stanzas
An interruption or transition to a time before the current events in a narrative
A repetition of the same word or group of words at the beginnings of two or more clauses
(Emotional appeal) Appeal to the readers senses or emotions
(Ethical appeal) Appeal that focuses on the character or qualifications of the speaker
(Logical appeal) Appeal to reason or logic
A writers attitude toward a subject, character, or audience
A writer’s word choice, which often conveys voice and tone
A story about a series of events that includes: character development, a plot, and theme
The percise meaning of a word
The associations and emotional overtones attached to its literal definition
The distinctive way a writer uses language, characterized by elements of diction, imagery, organization, etc.
Anything that represents itself but also stands for something else on a figurative level
Literary device that exploits reader’s expectations; occurs when what happens turns out to be quite different from the usual or expected
Writers central idea or main message
Atmosphere or predominant emotion in a literary work, the effect of the words on the audience
Description or account of events from a person’s life, written person
Account written by a person about his or her life
Statement that summarizes the key details of a text
Methods a director uses to communicate meaning and to evoke particular emotional response from viewers
Form of irony that occurs when a speaker or narrator says one thing while meaning the opposite
Form in which the reader or audience knows more about the circumstances or future events than the character within the scene
Exact meaning, or denotations, of words
Use of words to describe one thing in terms of another
Reference made to a well-known person, event, or place from history, music, art, or another literary work

1-20 Literary Word Terms Puzzle Crossword

1-20 Literary Word Terms Puzzle Crossword

How the author presents the story to a reader; second person, first person, third person
Message of the story; the big idea
The choice of words by the writer/author
Figure of speech which depends on a non-literal meaning of the words used. ex; simile, metaphor
Figure of speech that makes a comparison using words "like" or "as"
Brief and indirect reference to a person, place, thing or idea of historical, cultural, literary, or political significance.
Parts of the sentence are grammatically the same or similar in construction
One long syllable followed by a short syllable
Having two successful lines that rhyme in a verse
"not so awkward" pause in the middle of a line of poetry
A recurring element that holds a symbolic meaning/significance in a story
Comparing two unlikely things in a clever way
Using large groups to refer to a smaller group or vice versa
a literary technique that is lyrical in nature, but not very lengthy
Illustrating one or more lessons/principles in an instructive way
The person telling the story and setting the point of view
Includes animals, legendary creatures, plants, inanimate objects or forces of nature to show a moral lesson
Person who is understood to be speaking
Literal definition of a word
Developing characters and creating images of the characters for the readers

Literary Terms #1-40 Worksheet

Literary Terms #1-40 Worksheet
Matching Worksheet

The perspective of the speaker it could be is first person, third person or third person omniscient.
it’s underlying message, or big idea.
style of speaking or writing, determined by the choice of words by a speaker or a writer.
are words and expressions used in poems and texts to convey various meanings and interpretations from the literal meaning.
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
an expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it explicitly; an indirect or passing reference.
is an object or idea that repeats itself throughout a literary work.
is a figure of speech in which two vastly different objects are likened together with the help of similes or metaphors.
a person who narrates something, especially a character who recounts the events of a novel or narrative poem.
the literal or primary meaning of a word, in contrast to the feelings or ideas that the word suggests.
is a literary device that is used step-by-step in literature to highlight and explain the details about a character in a story.
is a literary term used to describe the events that make up a story, or the main part of a story.
Is the voice behind the poem-the person we imagine to be saying things out loud.
is a figurative language technique where exaggeration is used to create a strong effect.
is the point of resolution that typically follows a climax and the falling action in literature or film.
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.
is the central character or leading figure in poetry, narrative, novel or any other story.
the point of highest tension in a narrative
is the language used by the people of a specific area, class, district, or any other group of people.
is a type of drama that presents a serious subject matter about human suffering and corresponding terrible events in a dignified manner.
is the time and place in which the story takes place.
is an attitude of a writer toward a subject or an audience.
to use figurative language to represent objects, actions, and ideas in such a way that it appeals to our physical senses.
is a figure of speech in which a thing – an idea or an animal – is given human attributes.
is defined as a word which imitates the natural sounds of a thing.
is a literary device in which a writer gives an advance hint of what is to come later in the story.