Literary Devices Crossword Puzzle

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  • personification : form of metaphor that gives human attributes to an idea or thing
  • allusion : device used to reference any object outside of the literature work.
  • zoomorphism : technique in which animal attributes are imposed upon non-animal objects, humans, and events
  • irony : a contradictory situation or a statement that reveals a reality that is different from the expectation
  • alliteration : repetition of same consonant sounds at the beginning of words.
  • allegory : a story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one.
  • oxymoron : pairing two contradictory words together
  • repetition : intentional use of a word or a phrase multiple times in a speech or a piece of writing in order to create an effect.
  • paradox : is made up of contradictory sentences or phrases
  • metaphor : creates a comparison without using “like” or “as”.
  • foreshadow : a technique that gives a hint to the readers about something that is to appear later in the story.
  • protagonist : central character or leading figure
  • juxtaposition : a literary device that indicates a comparison or contrast
  • simile : two dissimilar objects are compared together with the use of “as” or “like”.
  • antagonist : a character, or a group of characters, which stands in opposition to the main character.
  • imagery : create a picture with words.
  • hyperbole : exaggeration
  • symbolism : the use of symbols to represent something beyond the literal meaning.
  • anaphora : the repetition of a phrase or a word at the beginning of phrases, sentences or clauses
  • foil : device the writers often use for illustrating or revealing the traits and values of one character by comparing it with another character.