Type
Crossword
Description

Small piece of entire literature Excerpt
What makes up the plot Events
Main points of the literature Summary
Add more importance Emphasize
To assume Infer
Support from the text Textual evidence
Where the story takes place Setting
How pieces of writing are arranged Paragraphs
Transformation that character undergoes throughout the story Development
Provides deeper information about the topic Details
To talk about something that will happen in the future Foreshadow
To be in disagreement with something Conflict
When a character is urged to do something Influence
Conflict within the character's own mind Internal
Conflict with an outside force External
The character's reason behind doing something Motivation
The events that make up a story Plot
The person who writes the piece of writing Author
The people within the story Characters
Helps readers from images in their mind Descriptions

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

Literary Elements Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

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

Milestone ELA 8th Grade Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The repeating of vowel sounds to create internal rhyme(proud round cloud) Assonance
"The turning point" Point of greatest tension that changes the direction the plot. Often a critical decision is made. Climax
A short statement that presents the main idea and most important points in a piece of writing Summarizing
The narrator is all knowing-tells the thoughts/feelings of more than one character (think about it as this person who hangs above all the characters and knows everything about every chracter third person omniscient
A character who undergoes an important change in the story Dynamic character
A term that means " word relationships" Example: Water:Liquid::Ice:solid Analogy
The author's attitude towards a subject Tone
Usually a main character: goes through a major change in the story Protagonist
The actual everyday meaning of words Literal language
Prejudice in favor or against one thing/person'group compared with another (Usually considered to be unfair) Biased
To refer to something implicitly/without directly stating it Allusion
The conflict(s) is/are resolved and all loose ends are tied up Resolution
We know a lot about these characters (details, see many sides of them) Round Character
A huge eaggeration Hyperbole
The way a text is intended to make the audience feel mood
The repeating of consonant sounds at the beginning of words alliteration
Words that allow the reader to hear a sound Onomatopoeia
Not influenced by personal feelings; based on facts objective text
Compares 2 unlike things by stating that one thing is another thing methaphor
Without bias or prejudice; impartial, fair unbiased
a restatement of an author's words in your own words paraphrasing
The repeating of the same consonant 2 or more times in a short span (can be at the beginning, middle, or end of a word) Consonance
The most important point in a work of literature Main Idea
The character who is against or has conflict with the protagonist antagonist
The moral or lesson of a story/text. Can be implied or directly stated Theme
We don't know much about them. We only see one side of them. Flat character
Events/results of the actions or decision of the character has made (slowly winding do to the end of the story) Falling action
Existing in the mind; belongs to thinking of the subject rather than to the object of thoughts (opinions) Subjective texr
Series of events that occur before the conflict that moves the story forward Rising action
A character who doesn't change at all throughout the story. Their person remains the same. Static Character
Giving human qualities to nonhuman things personification

Short Fiction Terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The time and place of a story Setting
The implied, unwritten message by the author; usually having to do with the need for social change Theme
Point in the plot where the setting and characters are introduced (plot diagram) Exposition
Point where the conflict begins (plot diagram) Narrative Hook
Point where complications begin in the story (plot diagram) Rising Action
High point or turning point in the story (plot diagram) Climax
Point in the story where the conflict starts to get resolved (plot diagram) Falling Action
The end of the story (plot diagram) Denouement
Problem that arises within the story between one or more individuals or things Conflict
Hints that something is going to happen Foreshadowing
An emotion the reader feels from the literature Mood
The emotion the author conveys about the subject matter he/she is writing about Tone
That which stands for more than itself Symbol
The perspective from which the story is told Point of View
Character in the story is telling the story (point of view) 1st Person
Narrator is outside the story and has limited knowledge of characters’ internal thoughts and conflict (point of view) 3rd Person Limited
Narrator is not a character in the story but knows thoughts/emotions of all characters 3rd Person Omniscient
The author reveals either directly or indirectly qualities and actions that help the reader learn about the characters Characterization
A character who shows a myriad of emotions Round
A character who shows only one or two emotions Flat
A character who changes as a result of the events in the story Dynamic
A character who does not change Static
The main character of the story Protagonist
The character directly against the protagonist Antagonist
A character who triggers events Catalyst
A character who is the exact opposite of another in traits Foil
When the reader or audience knows something that the characters do not (irony) Dramatic
An event occurs that was not expected (irony) Situational
Saying one thing but meaning another (irony) Verbal

PSSA Literary Terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The term for words that mean the same thing Synonyms
Pairs of words that have opposite, or nearly opposite, meanings Antonyms
The methods a writer uses to develop the personality of the character Characterization
The figurative language term for an exaggeration Hyperbole
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. Allusion
The point of greatest emotional intensity, interest, or suspence in a narrative; turning point Climax
The use of clues by an author to prepare readers for events that will happen in a story Foreshadowing
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 Imagery
The term for when the opposite of what is expected or said occurs Irony
The emotional quality or atmosphere of a story or poem Mood
The part of the plot in which the characters, setting, and situation are introduced Exposition
The central struggle between opposing forces in a story or drama Conflict
A prose narrative in which situations and characters are invented by the writer Fiction
Mode of writing that tells a story Narrative
The relationship of the narrator, or storyteller, to the story (1st or 3rd) Point Of View
The part of a plot that concludes the falling action by revealing or suggesting the outcome of the conflict Resolution
A figure of speech that compares or equates seeminglingy unlike things. Implies the comparison rather than stating it with "like" or "as" Metaphor
A figure of speech in which an animal, object, or idea is given human form or characteristics Personification
A figure of speech using like or as to compare seemingly unlike things Simile
The use of images to represent internal realities Symbolism
The attitude of the narrator toward the subject, ideas, theme, or characters Tone
The main idea of the story. Usually expressed asa a general statement Theme

Types of Literature and Literary Device Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

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

Story Element Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

the "good" guy, the main character protagonist
the "bad" guy, the character in opposition to the main character. antagonist
the author's attitude towards the topic tone
a voice outside the story narrating the events third person
the message of the story theme
where and when the story takes place setting
a character within the story tells the events first person
hints about what will happen later in a text foreshadowing
tension, uncertainty that keeps the reader reading on. suspense
the complete sequence of events which involves characters in conflict. plot
the turning point, the most exciting part of the story when the conflict is settled. climax
how the story actually ends resolution
revealing what happened in a time before the events of the story. flashback
part of the story that establishes the main character, setting, and conflict. exposition
what drives a story, opposing forces or characters against one another. conflict
the complications that get in the way of the main character solving his/her conflict. rising action
action that directly follows the climax of the story. falling action
how the story makes the reader feel mood

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 Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The repetition of constant sounds at the beginning of words Alliteration
The repetition of vowel sounds within the non-rhyming word Assonance
A writers account of his or her own life Autobiography
People animals or imaginary creatures who take part in a work of literature Character
The true account of a persons life written by another person Biography
The point of greatest interest in a story Climax
A struggle between opposing forces Conflict
Ideas and feelings associated with the word Connotation
A rhymed pair of lines may be written in any rhythmic pattern Couplet
A Words dictionary definition Denotation
Form of language that is spoken in a particular place Dialect
Written conversation between two or more characters Dialogue
It's part of a typical story plot Exposition
Stage of the plot in which the story begins to draw to a close in Falling action
Prose writing that tells in imaginary story Fiction
Occurs when a writer provides hints that suggest future events in the story Foreshadowing
Refers to a category in which a work of literature is classified Genre
Figure of speech in which the truth is exaggerated Hyperbole
Expression that has a meeting different from the meaning of the word Idiom
Consists of a word and phrases that appeal to a readers five sense Imagery

Short Story Terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The person who tells the story Narrator
The relationship of the narrator to the story Point of View
Story is told by a character referred to a "I". Reader see's things through that character's eyes First Person
The narrator is someone outside of the story, and relates the thoughts of only 1 character. "he or she" Third Limited
The narrator see's into the minds of multiple character's Omniscient
The sequence of events in a story Plot
Person, animal, or imaginary creature in a literary work. Character
Grow and change during a story Dynamic
Remains the same throughout the story. Static
Central struggle between opposite forces in the story. Conflict
When a character struggles against an outside force. External Conflict
Struggle within the mind of the character. Internal Conflict
Main Message of a story. Theme
Time and place in which the story takes place. Settting
Beginning of the plot which introduces the characters, setting, and situation Exposition