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stanza
alliteration
metephor
idiom
personification
simile
hyperbole
Figurative Language
Imagery
Theme
Resolution
Fall in Action
Climax
Rising Action
Characters
Setting
Conflict
Antagonist
Protagonist
Plot

75 Literary Terms, Elements, & Devices Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Alliteration
Allusion
Antagonist
Antithesis
Archetype
Assonance
Caesura
Characterization
Colloquial
Conceit
consonance
Couplet
Dialect
Diction
Fable
Figurative Language
Foreshadow
Hyperbole
Iambic
Imagery
In Medias Res
Irony
Jargon
Juxtaposition
Litotes
Meter
Mood
Motif
Narrator
Ode
Onomatopoeia
Parable
Parallelism
Persona
Personification
Plot
Point Of View
Polyayndeton
Protagonist
Quatrain
Rhyme
Rhythm
Sarcasm
Satire
Similes
Soliloquy
Speaker
Stanza
Stereotype
Structure
Synecdoche
Syntax
Theme
Tragedy
Trochaic
Tone
Turning Point

Figurative Language Terms Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

point of view
narrator
symbolism
denotation
connotation
end rhyme
rhyme
antagonist
protagonist
foreshadowing
conflict
tone
mood
theme
setting
exposition
rising action
plot
climax
imagery
Oxymoron
Pun
Personification
Adjective
Hyperbole
Onomatopoeia
interal rhyme
alliteration
metaphor
similie

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 and Devices Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

plot
exposition
resolution
falling action
climax
rising action
introduction
protagonist
antagonist
flat character
round character
character
assonance
personification
allusion
alliteration
hyperbole
onomatopoeia
metaphor
simile
atmosphere
mood
tone
setting

English Terms Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

alliteration
antagonist
aside
characterization
conflict
critique
dialogue
flashback
hyperbole
irony
metaphor
monologue
oxymoron
parallelism
paraphrase
personification
plot
protagonist
simile
summary
theme

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

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

8th Grade Vocabulary Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

_________are the words spoken by characters in a play. Dialogue
The repetition of initial sounds, such as "Peter Piper Pizza" is called? Alliteration
The words around the unknown word are called....... Context Clues
Realizing the POTENTIAL danger of the situation, he called for help. Potential means? Possible
Which point of view is all knowing and sees into different characters' minds? Third Person
An example of a ____is "He is as scary as a bear." Simile
The VITRIOL in his voice--all the anger and hate--made the character scary. Vitriol means? Anger and hate
An example of ____is saying you are so hungry you could eat a horse. Hyperbole
An author describing the sun smiling on a field of flowers is an example of ____. Personification
Which point of view uses "I" or "me" First Person
A story about a person's life written by that person is called? Autobiography
The moment of highest tension in the story, the turning point is called? Climax
When an author writes a story about another person's life is called? Biography
Placing events in order in which they happened is called? Chronological Order
The main character in a work of literature, usually the "hero" or "good guy"? protagonist
the person that stands in the way of the protagonist's happiness, usually the "bad guy' is? Antagonist
The beach's Tranquility, or its peaceful feeling, made the vacation perfect. Tranquility means? Peaceful
_____is a long speech by a character in a play, spoken either to others or to himself. Monologue
A struggle between opposing forces, the problem in the story is called? Conflict
When the effects of the action or decision are revealed, leads to resolution. Falling Action
The Marlin is the social HUB of the ship-the heart and main point of attraction. Hub means? Popular part
The message, moral, or lesson of a story is called? Theme
Using your reason and experience to figure out something that is not written or stated. Inference
Description or dialogue that introduces the characters, the setting, and the situation. Exposition
Events that complicate the situation by introducing the conflict, leads to the Climax. Rising Action
Occurs when a main character clashes with an outside force. External Conflict
What does the prefix "auto" mean? Self
What does the "pre" mean? Before
______tell actors how to move and speak, usually in parentheses( ) or in italics. Stage Directions
What does the suffix "ology" mean? Study of
One man's trash is another man's treasure is an example of______. Theme
Identify the meaning of the prefix in the word UNDERESTIMATE Below

Elements of literature Crossword

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

8th grade lit terms Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

simile
short story
setting
science fiction
rising action
rhyme
repetition
plot
onomotopoea
novel
narrative poetry
mood
minor characters
meter
metaphor
make inferences
main characters
line
key elements of fiction
internal rhyme
internal conflict
imagery
free verse
form
foreshadowing
figurative language
falling action
external conflict
exposition
epic poetry
end rhyme
dynamic character
drama
dialogue
conflicts
climax
characterization
beat
alliteration