Type
Crossword
Description

a comparison using is or was metaphor
using like or as simile
uses a flow and beat throughout the poem rhythm
repetition of sounds and syllables rhyme
a object, colour, place used to represent deeper ideas symbolism
imitates the sound an object or action makes onomatopoeia
non-human things personification
go Buy some Butter Alliteration
you are as Dead as a Dodo assonance
once clever saying cliche
words that influence you or make you emotional emotive words
hinting future themes e.g. your going to die foreshadowing
overstatement or exaggeration hyperbole
saying one thing but meaning another e.g. we're friends irony
a statement with further meaning "if you look deeply, she's shallow" paradox
imitating poem in a humorous meaning parody
ridiculing a subject satire

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

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 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

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

Poetic Devices Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A narrative poem concerning a serious topic, usually containing heroic deeds or actions Epic Poem
A poem expressing personal thoughts or feelings Lyric Poem
A poem that tells a story Narrative Poem
A poem having no rhyme or regular meter Free Verse
A rhyme occuring at the end of a poem's lines End Rhyme
A rhyme not occurring at the ends of a poem's lines Internal Rhyme
A specific rhyme pattern that repeats in a poem Rhyme Scheme
The sharing of similar sounds in words Rhyme
The repetition of beginning constanant sounds Alliteration
An over exaggeration Hyperbole
A comparison between two objects using the words "like" or "as" Simile
The use of words to represent or recreate sounds Onomatopoeia
Giving human characteristics or nature to non-human things Personification
A comparison between two objects that doesn't use the words "like" or "as" Metaphor
The repetition of specific consonant sounds Consonance
The repetition of specific vowel sounds Assonance
The dictionary definition of a word Denotation
The implications of a word beyond the dictionary definition Connotation
The overall topic or idea of a poem Theme

Poetic Devices and Literary Terms Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

the central idea, topic, or point of a story, essay, or narrative theme
the word choice and phrasing in any written or spoken text diction
words or phrases that has other meaning(s) than it's normal definition figurative language
the comparison of two things using the words "like" or "as" simile
a reference to something; when a writer mentions some other work, or refers to an earlier part of the current work allusion
a verse or poem written in trochees trochaic
two successive rhyming lines in a verse and has the same meter to form a complete thought couplet
a pause in a line of poetry that is formed by the rhythms of natural speech rather than by metrics caesura
an extended metaphor with a complex logic that governs a poetic passage or entire poem conceit
a form of poetry such as sonnet or elegy; a literary technique that is lyrical in nature, but not very lengthy ode
the voice behind the poem - the person we imagine to be saying the thing out loud speaker
the use of over-exaggeration for the purpose of creating emphasis or being humorous, but it is not intended to be taken literally hyperbole
two or more words in a phrase or line of poetry that share the same beginning sound alliteration
a word, which imitates the natural sounds of a thing onomatopoeia
employs an understatement by using double negatives or, in other words, positive statement is expressed by negating its opposite expressions litote
a stylistic device in which several coordinating conjunctions are used in succession in order to achieve an artistic effect polysyndeton
when a thing, an idea, or an animal is given human attributes personification
the repetition of a vowel sound or diphthong in non-rhyming words assonance
the deliberate repetition of the first part of the sentence in order to achieve an artistic effect anaphora
a division of four or more lines having a fixed length, meter, or rhyming scheme stanza
repetitive sounds produced by consonants within a sentence or phrase consonance
a literary element that evokes certain feelings or vibes in readers through words and descriptions mood
informal words, phrases, or even slang in a piece of writing colloquial
implicit, implied,or hidden comparisons between two things that are unrelated, but which share some common characteristics metaphor
a figure of speech in which two opposite ideas are joined to create an effect oxymoron
the repetiton of the same or similar sounds that occurs in two or more words, usually at the end of lines in poems or songs rhyme
when a poen consists of foots containing unaccented and short syllables followed by a long and accented syllable in a single line of a poem iambic
a verse with four lines, or even a full poem containing four lines, having an independent and separate theme quatrain
a literary device that demonstrates the long and short patterns through stressed and unstressed syllables, particularly in verse form rhythm
a figure of speech sometimes represented by exclamation "O" apostrophe
a stylistic device used in literature and poetry to intentionally eliminate conjunctions between the phrases and in the sentence, yet maintain the grammatical accuracy asyndeton
a statement that appears to be self-contadictory or silly but may include a latent truth paradox
an attitude of a writer toward a subject or an audience tone
the use of figurative language to represent objects, actions, and ideas in such a way thag it appeals to our physical senses imagery
a unit of rhythm in poetry, the pattern of the beats; a foot meter

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

Ela Crossword

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

Academic Language Vocabulary Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

a particular study of something analysis
an expression including the words "like" or "as" to compare one thing with another simile
an expression that describes a person or object by referring to something that is considered to possess similar characteristics metaphor
the last two lines in a Shakespearean sonnet that changes the readers outlook of the poem Volta
a type of usually humorous expression in which you say the opposite of what you intend irony
the description of an object or an idea as if it had human characteristics personification
a way of speaking or writing that makes someone or something sound much bigger, better, smaller, worse, more unusual, etc., than they are hyperbole
the exact opposite, or opposition of the thesis antithesis
the repetition of consonants at the beginning of two or more words, as in "live and learn" alliteration
the use of similar sounds, esp. vowels, in two or more words, as in "mellow wedding bells" assonance
a combination of sounds or musical notes that are pleasant when heard together consonance
explaining or describing an event or situation in writing expository
expresses the writer's attitude toward the subject or the reader tone
intended to seem important or influence people rhetorical
the act of combining different ideas or things to make a whole that is new and different from the items considered separately synthesis
, in grammar, a situation in which two nouns or noun phrases are used to refer to the same person or thing appositive
a belief or opinion that you develop from the information that you know inference
to state something written or spoken in different words, esp. in a shorter and simpler form to make the meaning clearer paraphrase
a feeling or idea that is suggested by a word in addition to its basic meaning, or something suggested by an object or situation connotation
the topic of discussion or writing or the main idea of a work of literature or art theme
an expression of opinion, or the right to express an opinion voice
the use of pictures or words to create images, esp. to create an impression or mood imagery
a piece of writing or music that copies the style of a serious piece in a way that is intentionally humorous parody
the voice in which a story is told and its relationship to the events in the story point of view
to put things or people next to each other, esp. in order to compare them juxtaposition
to suggest the happening of a future event foreshadow
the naming of something with a word whose sound suggests the thing itself, such as "buzz" and "zip" onomatopoeia
the manner in which words are pronounced diction
in a written work is the passages which explain where events take place, what happened before the story begins, and the background of the characters exposition
an important character in a story or play; usually the good guy protagonist
a person who opposes or disagrees with the protagonist; usually the bad guy antagonist

Poetry Vocab Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The voice talking to us in a poem the voice is NOT always the poet. Speaker
A group of consecutive lines in a poem that form a single unit. It is comparable to a paragraph in an essay. Stanza
Words that explain different sounds and functions within writing. Sound devices
A fourteen-line poem, usually written in iambic pentameter. Sonnet
A comparison between two unlike things, using a word such as like, as, than, or resembles. Simile
A musical quality produced by the repetition of stressed and unstressed syllables or by the repetition of other certain sound patterns. Rhythm
The repetition of accented vowel sounds and all sounds following them in words that are close together in a poem. Rhyme
The pattern of end rhymes in a poem. You can identify this by using different letters of the alphabet for each rhyme. Rhyme scheme
Repeating a word, phrase, line, or stanza multiple times within the poem. Repetition
A poem or stanza of four lines. Quatrain
Using words whose sounds suggest their meaning. Onomatopoeia
A lyric poem, rhymed or unrhymed, on a serious subject. These are typically addressed to one person/thing. Ode
A poem that tells a story. Not an epic: Epics have superhuman or extraordinary happenings, narratives do not. Narrative poem
An imaginative comparison between two unlike things in which one thing is said to be another thing. Metaphor
Poetry that expresses the feelings or thoughts of a speaker rather than telling a story. These poems are usually short and imply, as opposed to stating, a strong emotion or idea. Lyric poetry
A series of words written, printed, or recited as one of the component’s units of a larger piece of writing, such as a poem. Line
A very short humorous or nonsensical poem with five lines. Limerick
Rhymes within lines. Internal rhyme
Language that appeals to the seven senses. Imagery
Originating in Japan, a Haiku is a threeline poem which contains seventeen syllables. 5 syllables in the first line, 7 syllables in the second line, 5 syllables in the last line Haiku
Poetry without a regular meter or rhyme scheme. These poems may use internal rhyme, repetition, alliteration, onomatopoeia. Free verse
The structure and organization of a poem. Form
An expressive use of language. Figurative language
A long narrative poem that is written in heightened language and tells stories of the deeds of a heroic character who embodies that values of a society. Epic
Rhymes at the ends of lines. End rhyme
A five-line poem in which each line follows a rule. A word for the subject of the poem. Two words that describe it. Three words that show action. Four words that show feeling. The subject word again-or another word for it. Cinquain
A song or songlike poem that tells a story. Ballad
The repetition of vowel sounds in words that are close together. Assonance
•The repetition of consonant sounds in words that are close together. Alliteration