Literary Terms Crossword
Type
Crossword
Description

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

short story unit Crossword

short story unit Crossword
Type
Crossword
Description

normally the main character
information about characters, setting and problem
person/thing in conflict with the protagonist
time and place
main message or big idea
struggle between two forces
events in the story
when the conflict begins
body of the story that leads up to the climax
turning point
events that wrap up the conflct
ending of story
narrator is participate "I"
reader is participate "you"
watching the action happen to others
only seeing a small portion of information through one character
knowing all that is happening to all characters
what the author leads you to feel
comparison of two things using like or as
direct comparison
giving non-humans things human qualities
words that imitate sound
hinting at things to come in the future
when the opposite of what you expect happens
the use of an object to represent an idea or feeling
referring to an event in the characters past to reveal more information

Literary Terms Crossword

Literary Terms Crossword
Type
Crossword
Description

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

Literary Elements Crossword

Literary Elements Crossword
Type
Crossword
Description

Sequence of events in a story
where and when the story takes place
the people in the story
problem the characters are facing
type of conflict within themselves
conflict with outside forces
most exciting part of the story, turning point
central part of story that builds to turning point
events that follow the climax that lead reader to the end
part of the story in which you know the problems are solved
part of the story that takes you back to an event that already occurred in the past
where the author gives you a hint as to what may happen later in the story
central idea or message
the difference between what is expected and what actually happens
the emotion/feeling that is the author is trying to create
the beginning of a plot map that sets the story and tells characters

Types of Literature and Literary Device Crossword

Types of Literature and Literary Device Crossword
Type
Crossword
Description

literature that is widely acknowledged as having outstanding or enduring qualities
a category of literature characterized by similarities in form, style, or subject matter.
a type of short story that features folklore or fantasy type characters.
a fictional story which often tells about science and technology of the future.
is a fiction story that uses magic or other supernatural elements in the plot, theme, or setting.
an attitude a writer takes toward the subject of a work, the characters in it, or the audience, revealed through diction, figurative language, and organization.
the spoken or written account of a story
tells the who, what, when, where, and how.
popular stories that convey a moral or lesson employing animals that act like humans and live in a world of wonder and magic.
stories that teach a moral or lesson about life using animals with human characteristics
stories based on tradition or legend, which have deep symbolic meaning to convey a "truth"
a semi-true story that has been passed on from person to person, and has important meaning or symbolism for the culture in which it originates.
an exaggeration of an actual event.
genre of literature in which vices, follies, abuses, and shortcomings are held up to ridicule.
a literary genre that deliberately exaggerates for comic effect.
a scene that interrupts the normal chronological sequence of events in a story to depict something that happened at an earlier time.
the expression of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite.
a figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes.
a vantage point from which the writer tells a story.
deliberately suggesting 2 or more different and sometimes conflicting meanings in a work.
comparison made between 2 things to show how they are alike.
opponent who struggles against or blocks the hero of the story.
is a word or phrase that has become lifeless because of overuse.
the struggle between opposing forces or characters in a story.
the use of hints and clues to suggest what will happen later in the plot.
an atmosphere created by a writers' diction and the details selected.
the series of related events in a story.
a fixed idea or conception of a character or idea which does not allow for any individuality.

PSSA Literary Terms Crossword

PSSA Literary Terms Crossword
Type
Crossword
Description

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

Literary Terms Crossword Puzzle (1-20)

Literary Terms Crossword Puzzle (1-20)
Type
Crossword
Description

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 Terms Review Crossword

Literary Terms Review  Crossword
Type
Crossword
Description

a struggle between two opposing force
the narrator is a character within the story that tells it as if it happened to him/her personally. The character is an active part of the story
time and place; mood and tone
in the middle of things; told with flashbacks
the foundation of a short story
told in chronological order from beginning to end
The process by which the writer reveals the personality of a character
short in length; can be read in one sitting; fictional
whatever created the problem in the story
The point the author makes with his story
character changes at some point in the story
the narrator is a minor character, is in the story, but not of the story
the narrator tells what one character says, does and thinks
the narrator tells what the characters say and do only
character does not change
final outcome or conclusion of a story.
The central character that drives the action. Must solve the problem
the narrator tells what the characters say, do, and think
a character who appears so often in literature that his or her nature is immediately familiar

Short Fiction Terms Crossword

Short Fiction Terms Crossword
Type
Crossword
Description

The time and place of a story
The implied, unwritten message by the author; usually having to do with the need for social change
Point in the plot where the setting and characters are introduced (plot diagram)
Point where the conflict begins (plot diagram)
Point where complications begin in the story (plot diagram)
High point or turning point in the story (plot diagram)
Point in the story where the conflict starts to get resolved (plot diagram)
The end of the story (plot diagram)
Problem that arises within the story between one or more individuals or things
Hints that something is going to happen
An emotion the reader feels from the literature
The emotion the author conveys about the subject matter he/she is writing about
That which stands for more than itself
The perspective from which the story is told
Character in the story is telling the story (point of view)
Narrator is outside the story and has limited knowledge of characters’ internal thoughts and conflict (point of view)
Narrator is not a character in the story but knows thoughts/emotions of all characters
The author reveals either directly or indirectly qualities and actions that help the reader learn about the characters
A character who shows a myriad of emotions
A character who shows only one or two emotions
A character who changes as a result of the events in the story
A character who does not change
The main character of the story
The character directly against the protagonist
A character who triggers events
A character who is the exact opposite of another in traits
When the reader or audience knows something that the characters do not (irony)
An event occurs that was not expected (irony)
Saying one thing but meaning another (irony)

Literary Terms Review Puzzle Crossword

Literary Terms Review Puzzle Crossword
Type
Crossword
Description

The sequence of events in a narrative
A narrator that uses I, me, or we
Descriptions that appeal to the five senses
The time and place of a narrative
The opposite of what is expected to occur
The turning point of a narrative
The way an author wants the reader to feel
A struggle in a character's mind
Narration that has access to all characters' thoughts and actions
An object, activity, place, or person that stands for something beyond iteslf
Plot stage in which we learn about the characters, setting, and a hint of the conflict
A message about life or human nature that the author wants you to understand
Can influence a theme by how they act or what they learn
A narrator that knows the thoughts and feelings of only one character
A point of view that is unbiased; without opinions
A story that explains human nature or how things came to be
The setting can be the cause of a...
A struggle between a character and an outside force
The voice that tells the story
A plot stage in which tension increases
Can suggest an important idea or symbol that is central to the theme
Can have an influence on the character's beliefs, values, and job opportunities
Narration that is personal and might be infused with opinion
Themes that appear repeatedly in literature
Reveals the story's final outcome

Literary Terms #1-40 Worksheet

Literary Terms #1-40 Worksheet
Type
Matching Worksheet
Description

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.