Type
Crossword
Description

making an educated guess based on clues from the text and your own knowledge inference
part represents a whole- ex. my wheels have 
arrived synecdoche
the use of words that seem to imitate the sounds that they refer to onomatopoeia
an exaggerated statement, not meant to be taken literally hyperbole
the problem of the story(man vs man) conflict
the lesson or the message of the piece theme
the attitude or 'voice of the writer tone
used to introduce a list or draw attention to information that follows colon
determining the ways two or more things are different contrast
font used in Titles or to indicate special words itallicize
the most important idea of a story or paragraph main idea
the turning point in the action of the story climax

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Vocab Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

a literary device that repeats the same words or phrases a few times to make an idea clearer and more memorable. Repetition
correspondence of sound between words or the ending of words, especially when these are used at the ends of lines of poetry. rhyme
used to convey something that is different from the literal meaning. Figurative language
a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable. metaphor
a figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind. simile
giving a non-human like thing, traits and characteristics of a human. Personification
exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally. hyperbole
the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words. alliteration
using figurative language to present objects, actions and ideas in such a way that appeals to our physical senses. imagery
a group of lines forming the basic recurring metrical unit in a poem; a verse. stanza
a mark or character used as a conventional representation of an object, function or process. symbol
the formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named. onomatopoeia
in poetry, the repetition of the sound of a vowel or diphthong in non rhyming stressed syllables near enough to each other for the echo be discernible. assonance
a strong, regular, repeated pattern of movement or sound. rhythm
a poet's deliberate pattern of lines that rhyme with other lines in a poem or stanza. rhyme scheme

Literary Terms and Devices Vocabulary 2 Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The extra sense that the word implies connotation
The dictionary definition of the word;the literary meaning Denotation
A reference to a well-know work of literature,art,music allusion
The repetition of a letter or sound at the beginning of an adjacent or closely connected words syllables alliteration
Creating a ''special effect''by repeating a sound or word Repetition
A feeling of uncertainty or dread about what will happen next in a literary piece Suspense
A humorous way of using a word or phrase so that more than one meaning is suggested Pun
A repetition of similar sounding words occurring at the end of lines in poems or songs Rhyme
The use of one thing to stand for another or represent another Symbolism
The use of vivid to create a picture in the reader's mind Imagery
A figure of speech that compares two unlike things using ''like'' or ''as'' Simile
A figure of speech that compares two things that are not alike but have something in common without using ''like'' or ''as'' Metaphor
The close placement having opposite or near opposite meanings in order to create a unique description Oxymoron
A word or phrase that imitates a sound or action Onomatopoeia
The use of extreme exaggeration, usually with humor Hyperbole
A saying or figure of speech that can't be literary translated Idiom
A comparison that shows a relation ship between two things Analogy
Occurs when the exact opposite of what is meant to happen, happens Situational Irony
An expresión that is personal, jeering, and intend to hurt and relates to verbal irony Sarcasm