Type
Crossword
Description

the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words. Alliteration
an expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it explicitly; an indirect or passing reference. Allusion
a comparison between two things, typically on the basis of their structure and for the purpose of explanation or clarification. Analogy
a short and amusing or interesting story about a real incident or person. Anecdote
Addressing the inanimate as if human or the absent as if presentation Apostrophe
An expression or saying that has lost its effectiveness or meaning due to being out dated or overused. Cliche
The point of highest interest or greatest dramatic intensity. Climax
a disagreement or argument, typically a protracted one. Conflict
an idea or feeling that a word invokes in addition to its literal or primary meaning. Connotations
the choice and use of words and phrases in speech or writing. diction
a mild or indirect word or expression substituted for one considered to be too harsh or blunt when referring to something unpleasant or embarrassing. Euphemism
A method of interrupting a narrative to recall past experiences Flashback
Suggesting something will happen before it happens Foreshadowing
An exaggerated statement, not intended to device others Hyperbole
Expressions that have come into common use that don't mean exactly what the words say Idiom
the expression of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect. Irony
A word which usually signifies one kind of thing is applied to another. Metaphore
The state of mind the author expressesim his/her work or the atmosphere he/she creates Mood
The use of words whose sounds seem to resemble those they describe Onomatopoeia
Two contrasting words used together Oxymoron
The statement which on the surface seems contradictory but which contains an element of truth Paradox
Life is presented as it actually is without exaggeration or disguise Realism
Witty writing used to criticize or ridicule Satire
The time and place in which a literary work occurs Setting
The comparison of two things using like or as Simile
Anything standing in representation of something else Symbol
The idea, general truth, or commentary on life or people brought out through literary work Theme
The attitude demonstrated by the author towards the subject log his work Tone

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

25 literary terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

1.a comparison between two things, typically for the purpose of explanation or clarification analogy
1.a short and amusing or interesting story about a real incident or person anecdote
1.a phrase or opinion that is overused and betrays a lack of original thought cliche
1.the subject of a talk, a piece of writing, a person's thoughts, or an exhibition; a topic theme
a recurring subject, theme, idea, etc., especially in a literary, artistic, or musical work motif
1.an imitation of the style of a particular writer, artist, or genre with deliberate exaggeration for comic effect parody
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 paradox
1.a detailed analysis and assessment of something, especially a literary, philosophical, or political theory critique
1.place or deal with close together for contrasting effect juxtapose
a metaphor introduced and then further developed throughout all or part of a literary work, especially a poem extended metaphor
a play on words pun
the part of a sentence or clause containing a verb and stating something about the subject predicate
1.a subtle difference in or shade of meaning, expression, or sound nuance
a comparison using "like" or "as" simile
a word free from limitations or qualifications absolute
the word, phrase, or clause to which a pronoun refers antecedent
a long narrative poem epic
a sermon homily
the one who tells the story narrator
a story or narrated account narrative
the use of figures of speech to create a vivid image imagery
a conclusion one draws inference
the subject treated in a paragraph or work topic
a humorous imitation of serious work parody
a work in three parts trilogy

Figurative Language Terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

a group of lines in a poem Stanza
poets use these to convey a meaning beyond the ordinary meaning Figurative language
the way poems are written and may or may not be sentences Line
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 qualities Personification
comparison using like or as Simile
the narrator of the poem Speaker
poets use this to reinforce a poem's meaning and mood Rhyme
use of rhyming words within a single line of poetry meter
repeating of words, phrases or lines in a poem Repetition
the use of words whose sounds suggest their meaning onomatopoeia
use of rhymes at the end of the lines end rhyme
The pattern created by stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of poetry Internal Rhyme
Repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words Alliteration
The pattern the end rhyme creates Rhyme Scheme
Repition 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 acually being said Idiom
A play on words, double meaning, or pronounciation 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 explanation or clarification Analogy
Arrangement and relationship of the parts of a piece of writing Structure

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

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

literary devices Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

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

Literary Words Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A comparison between two or more unlike things NOT using like or as. Metaphor
A comparison between two unlike things using like or as. Simile
Giving a non-human object, human characteristics. Personification
An extreme exaggeration Hyperbole
Use of symbols to represent ideas or qualities Symbolism
An expression that won'te be understood by the meaning of its words. Idiom
An indirect reference to something well known that the reader is supposed to understand without having it explained. Allusion
DIfferent Abnormal
Show feelings of superiority; patronizing Condescending
Descriptive language and details authors use to create images for the words. Imagery

Literary Devices Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Repetition of a beginning sound for effect. Alliteration
Reference to a well known character or event from history, literature etc. Allusion
Repetition of the sound of a vowel or diphthong. Ex: belt, felt Assonance
Reassurance of similar sounds especially consonants. Ex: pitter, patter. Consonance
A positive statement expressed by negating its opposite expressions. Litotes
a long narrative poem about someone who does heroic deeds. Ex: The Oddessy Epic
Language that uses words or expressions with a meaning that is different from the literal interpretation. Figurative Language
Poetry that is free from limitations of regular meter or rhythm and does not rhyme with fixed forms. Free Verse
Extreme Exaggeration. Hyperbole
Phrase or word stating one unlike thing is another Metaphor
Words that imitate sound. Onomatopoeia
Giving human qualities to inanimate objects. Personification
Repeats same word or phrase to make idea more clear Repetition
Correspondence of sound between the words or the endings of words especially when these are at the ends of lines of poetry. Rhyme
Comparing two unlike things using 'like' or 'as' Simile
The person telling the story. (Not to be confused with author) Speaker
A group of lines forming the basic reassuring metrical unit in a poem; a verse, Stanza
Mental Picture created by the way the author writes Imagery
Story poem or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one. Ex: Animal Farm Allegory
Phrase so overused it lost its original meaning. Cliche
The use of humor, irony exaggeration or ridicule to expose and criticize peoples stupidity or vices. Ex: Animal Farm Satire

Elements of Literature Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

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

Literary Terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

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