Type
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The clouds are balls of _____. cotton
She is as thin as a _____. toothpick
Giddy up, we're homeward bound. onomatopoeia
Cows go click clackity moo! onomatopoeia
Be in the _____ boat - Be in the same situation. same
My alarm clock yells at me every morning. personification
That coach is an ogre. Metaphor
After Patrick did his chores, his room was clean as a whistle simile
My flowers were begging for water. Personification
Grandpa is older than dirt. Hyperbole
Garry gathered the garbage. Alliteration
A hot potato. Idiom
His heart is a cold iron. metaphor
Rita heard the last piece of pie calling her name. personification
And a cluck cluck there. onomatopoeia
Lazy lizards living like lumps! Alliteration
Peter Piper picked a pack of pickled peppers. Alliteration
A _____ of cake - Very easy piece
The avalanche devoured anything in its way. personification
Football is all he cares about. hyperbole
His stomach can hold a mountain. hyperbole
Time flies and waits for no one. personification
As cool as a _____. cucumber
Tree go ping. onomatopoeia
Give it a _____ -Try shot
As ______ as a bat blind
As American as ______ pie. apple
Her smile was a mile wide. Hyperbole
As clean as a ______. whistle
Add insult to injury. Alleteration

Figurative language Puzzle Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

As American as _____ pie Apple
As _____ as a bat blind
As cool as a _________ cucumber
Football is all he cares about. hyperbole
Grandpa is older than dirt. hyperbole
Her smile was a mile wide. hyperbole
His stomach is a bottomless pit. hyperbole
She is as thin as a __________. toothpick
As clean as a _______ whistle
After Patrick did his chores, his room was clean as a whistle simile
My alarm clock yells at me every morning. personification
My flowers were begging for water. personification
Time flies and waits for no one. personification
The avalanche devoured anything standing in its way. personification
My flowers were begging for water. personification
And a cluck-cluck there onomatopoeia
Giddy up, we're homeward bound onomatopoeia
Cows go Bong! onomatopoeia
The mice go Clang onomatopoeia
Trees go ping onomatopoeia
His heart is a cold iron. metaphor
That coach is an ogre. metaphor
____ is money. time
The clouds are balls of ______. cotton
A hot potato Idiom
A _____ of cake - Very easy piece
Give it a ____ - Try shot
Be in the ____ boat - Be in the same situation same
Garry gathered the garbage. alliteration
Lazy lizards lying like lumps! alliteration
Peter Piper picked a pack of pickled peppers. alliteration
Add insult to injury Idiom

Figurative Language Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Peter Piper picked a pair of pickled peppers Alliteration
Bob built a big black barrel out of big black bananas Alliteration
The food was so spicy my mouth was on fire! Hyperbole
I had to walk a million miles to get here! Hyperbole
Can you believe how messy his room is? The trash is piled to the ceiling. Hyperbole
I'm so hungry I could eat my stomach! Hyperbole
Bam Onomatopoeia
Pow Onomatopoeia
Splash Onomatopoeia
Bang Onomatopoeia
Her opportunity was knocking at the door. Personification
The wind howled through the night air. Personification
The computer throws a fit everytime I try to use it. Personification
The car hacked and coughed as it tried to make it up the hill. Personification
Her hair is like silk. Simile
His scream was as loud as a tractor Simile
The moon's light was as bright as a bulb Simile
I was as tired as a bear in hibernation. Simile
Life is a highway Metaphor
Love is a rose Metaphor
My homework is a beast Metaphor
My mom says my room is a pig pen Metaphor

Figurative Language Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Comparison using like or as Simile
Comparison NOT using like or as Metaphor
Giving human characteristics to animals or inanimate objects Personification
The use of words that imitate sounds: crash, bang, hiss, splat Onomatopoeia
Two contradictory ideas side by side: jumbo shrimp or cruel kindness Oxymoron
An obvious and intentional exaggeration not meant to be taken seriously. Hyperbole
A brief and indirect reference to a person, place, thing or idea of historical, cultural, literary or political significance. Allusion
A set expression or phrase that is not meant to be interpreted literally: Every cloud has a silver lining. Idiom
Writing or speech that appeals to one or more of the five senses-sight, sound, smell, taste,and touch. This language creates word pictures, or images. Imagery
Concrete objects that represent abstract ideas, feelings, or thoughts Symbolism
The repetition of consonant sounds in the beginning of words: nodded, nearly, napping Alliteration
Words are used in such a way that their intended meaning is different from the actual meaning of the words Irony
A play on words Pun
The presentation of something as being smaller, worse, or less important than it actually is Understatement
The use of irony to mock or convey contempt. Sarcasm
sarcasm, irony, simile, personification, pun, metaphor, onomatopoeia, idiom, understatement, imagery, symbolism, oxymoron, hyperbole, allusion, alliteration Figurative Language

figurative language Word Search

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poetry Word Search

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Description

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onomatopoeia
litotes
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figurative language Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

a comparison between two unlike things. metaphor
use of words that sounds like the objects or actions onomatopoeia
When something is said and is actually the opposite of what is meant irony
brief indirect reference to a person, place, or thing. allusion
comparison between two things in order to highlight similarity. analogy
A part is used to represent the whole, or whole of the part. synecdoche
Repetition of the same letter at the beginning of words. Alliteration
Repetition of vowel sounds. Assonance
Contradictory statements beside one another. oxymoron
Play on words Pun
Comparison using like or as Simile
Repetition of a word or phrase at beginning of clauses Anaphora
extreme exaggeration hyperbole
Giving human qualities to an animal or object personification
Softer word, substituted for a harsher word. Euphemism
Contradictory statement which actually makes sense or contains some truth. paradox

Figurative Language Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

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

POETRY TERMS Word Search

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ode
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Poetic Terms Word Search

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Description

Alliteration
Allusion
Assonance
Ballad
Consonance
Couplet
Epic
Eye Rhyme
Free Verse
Haiku
Hyperbole
Imagery
Line Break
Lyric
Metaphor
Meter
Mood
Onomatopoeia
Personification
Poetry
Refrain
Repetition
Rhyme Scheme
Rhythm
Simile
Slant Rhyme
Sonnet
Speaker
Stanza
Symbolism
Theme
Tone
Tone Shift

Elements of Poetry Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

the beat created by a poems pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables rhythm
emphasized when the syllable is spoken stressed syllable
not emphasized when the syllable is spoken unstressed syllable
the repetition of sounds at the ends of words, as in pool, rule, and fool rhyme
a group of lines that work together to express a central idea stanza
like a narrator of a story, this is the voice of the poem speaker
the use of any element of language - a sound, word, phrase, or sentence - more than once repetition
the repetition of similar consonant sounds at the beginnings of words alliteration
the use of words to imitate sounds onomatopoeia
the feelings and associations a word evokes in people connotation
the dictionary definition of a word denotation
a writer's attitude toward his or her subject tone
language that appeals to the five senses of sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch imagery
writing or speech that is not meant to be taken literally figurative language
compares two unlike things using the words like or as simile
compares two unlike things without using the words like or as metaphor
gives human qualities to something that is not human personification
is an extreme exaggeration hyperbole
the message or insight about life the poem conveys theme
a poem that tells a story in verse narrative
a poem that expresses the thoughts and feelings of a single speaker, often in highly musical verses lyric
a poem that is shaped to look like its subject concrete
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 haiku
a humorous, rhyming five-line poem with a specific rhythm and pattern of rhyme limerick
a poem that does not have a strict structure, regular rhythm, or pattern of rhyme free verse