Nonfiction Terms Crossword

a central idea about a topic
questions that have obvious answer and are only asked for effect
statements that can be proven true
a nonfiction text that the speaker delivers orally
to inform, to persuade, and to entertain are examples of this
a speech presented without much preparation
an essay that tells the story of actual experiences
language not meant to be taken literally
the reuse of a key word
numbers used to compare things
the author's attitude toward a subject
an informal speech presented in a conversational style
an essay that tries to influence an audience's attitudes or actions
the perspective of the author
the judgments of people with special knowledge of a subject
specific cases of people, situations, etc.
an essay that explores the meaning of an experience or offers the author's thoughts and feelings
the use of similar grammatical structures
language that is specific to a discipline
the expression of the same idea but in different words
details that tell what what something looks like, tastes like, sounds like, etc.

Argument Writing Vocabulary Crossword

Argument Writing Vocabulary Crossword

reasoned thinking that supports a specific claim or position
correct or suitable for a particular time, situation, or purpose
a statement that a speaker or writer is trying to prove, usually by using evidence
when something such as a piece of writing is easy to understand because its parts are connected in a clear and reasonable way
a justification of a claim; an explanation
details or quotes from a text that directly relate to the subject or problem being discussed or considered
not related to the subject being discussed
the opposing viewpoint or the opposite of the main claim in an essay
evidence that is relevant and specific
to give the reader a clear picture in his/her mind
identify information in the text that supports understanding and uses that evidence to explain ideas
a personal view, attitude, or judgment
to move by argument or evidence to belief, agreement, consent, or a course of action
a piece of factual writing in which ideas on a single topic are presented, explained, argued, or described in an interesting way
a method of doing something which involves several steps or stages
the specific reason a person has for writing

Informative/Expository Writing Crossword

Informative/Expository Writing Crossword

A sentence that explains the main ideas of an essay
A sentence that tells the main idea of a paragraph
MLA is an abbreviation for 'Modern ________________ Association"
The page that appears at the end of an essay that lists all of the sources used for the in-text citations is called
Conversational style of writing in which the author uses personal pronouns such as "me" or "my"
First paragraph of an informative essay
Last paragraph of an informative essay
_______ Details: Facts, quotations, examples and other information that is used to support a topic sentence
Formal style writing should contain this type of sentence
_________ Citation: A writer gives credit to another source/author within the body of their essay
The purpose of informative writing
When using an in-text citation from another author, list the author's __________ name and the page where you found the fact
Within an in-text citation, if you do not know the author's last name, list the ____________ of the text instead

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

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

English Composition Crossword

English Composition Crossword

The first stage in the writing process
The second stage in the writing process
The third stage in the writing process
Essay that relates an event or tells a story
Essay that explains a term or a particular use of a word
Essay that explains how something works
Essay that convinces someone of a particular point of view or action
Who will read or receive an essay
The subject of the essay
The perspective from which an essay is told
Generating as many ideas as possible, without censoring
A sentence that conveys the main claim of the paper
Using someone else's words or ideas without credit
Things based on evidence, numbers, statistics, data, or documentation
Things based on unproven beliefs
The author's attitude toward a subject
Compare-__________: How two things are similar and different
Cause-__________: One thing leads to another
Shows an indirect comparison using "like" or "as"
Shows an indirect comparison without using "like" or "as"
Something that represents something else
A form of internal business correspondence
A word modifying a verb or adjective
Use of a comma when a hard break is needed
In APA style, a list of sources used
Appeal to reason
Appeal to the character of the writer
Appeal to the audience's sympathies, values, beliefs, and emotions
Provides a concise and complete summary of the essay
__________ bibliography: List of references and commentary on each
Where the story takes place
The author's attitude toward the text
Break down into parts to see interrelationships
Put parts together in a new fashion
__________ review: Reading and responding to a classmate's paper
The ability to make new things or think of new ideas
__________ thinking: the ability to apply reasoning and logic to new or unfamiliar ideas
The systematic investigation into and study of materials and sources in order to establish facts and reach new conclusions
A piece of writing that gives the author's own argument

Persuasive Techniques Crossword

Persuasive Techniques Crossword

This technique is used again and again for impact and emphasis
A personal experience which supports a point
An example of this word class is 'we'
These can be proven
This does not require an answer
This type of opinion is given by a specialist in the field
Another word for exaggeration
Vocabulary which appeals to the audience's emotions
Data which supports a point being made
An image created using 'like' or ''
Figurative language suggesting something/one is something else
A triad or triplet which gives a range
This is produced by the use of language, structure and punctuation to reflect the writer's feelings or attitude
A viewpoint reached by a person
A technique where the first letter of two or more words is the same and it is used to draw attention to the point being made
A strong ending to sum up the points made
The type of adjective that suggests extremes of scale
The type of sentence which gives impact when summing up

9th Grade Literary Terms Crossword

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

Literary Terms Crossword

Literary Terms Crossword

Feeling created by a literary work
words an author uses depending on audience, subject, and desired effect
The feeling a word produces
Central idea or message
the vantage point from which a story is told
narrated by a character in the story using pronouns such as "I"and "me"
an outside narrator tells the story from one character's perspective
an all-knowing narrator tells the story from the perspective of multiple characters
an all-knowing narrator tells the story from the perspective of multiple characters
reason for writing (inform, persuade, entertain)
a character who remains the same throughout the story
a character who changes in the story
a main character
a secondary character
any force that drives a character to behave in a certain way
type of characterization in which the author directly states what a character is like
type of characterization in which the writer uses descriptions of character's manners, dress, and behavior to develop the character
a guess based on clues
type of irony in which what is said is the opposite of what is meant
type of irony in which what happens in a situation is the opposite of what is expected
type of irony in which the reader has information the character lacks
interruption in the present action to show events that happened at an earlier time
when a reader feels uncertainty about what will happen next
writing that presents facts without revealing writer's feelings or opinions
type of writing in which the feelings of a writer are revealed
language characteristic of a certain geographical area
conversation between two or more characters
reference to something outside of a literary work

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.

PSSA Literary Terms Crossword

PSSA Literary Terms Crossword

The term for words that mean the same thing
Pairs of words that have opposite, or nearly opposite, meanings
The methods a writer uses to develop the personality of the character
The figurative language term for an exaggeration
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.
The point of greatest emotional intensity, interest, or suspence in a narrative; turning point
The use of clues by an author to prepare readers for events that will happen in a story
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
The term for when the opposite of what is expected or said occurs
The emotional quality or atmosphere of a story or poem
The part of the plot in which the characters, setting, and situation are introduced
The central struggle between opposing forces in a story or drama
A prose narrative in which situations and characters are invented by the writer
Mode of writing that tells a story
The relationship of the narrator, or storyteller, to the story (1st or 3rd)
The part of a plot that concludes the falling action by revealing or suggesting the outcome of the conflict
A figure of speech that compares or equates seeminglingy unlike things. Implies the comparison rather than stating it with "like" or "as"
A figure of speech in which an animal, object, or idea is given human form or characteristics
A figure of speech using like or as to compare seemingly unlike things
The use of images to represent internal realities
The attitude of the narrator toward the subject, ideas, theme, or characters
The main idea of the story. Usually expressed asa a general statement