Literary Terms Crossword #1

Complete the crossword, then click on "Check" to check your answer. If you are stuck, you can click on "Hint" to get a free letter. Click on a number in the grid to see the clue or clues for that number. Your words are diphthong, hyperbole, denotation, folktale, fable, genre, alliteration, epic, irony, conflict, assonance
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1. The repetition of initial consonant sounds in words.
4. Speech sound beginning with one vowel sound an moving to another vowel sound within the same syllable - oy in boy.
7. In narration, the struggle between the opposing forces that moves the plot forward.
8. A category of literature. The main literary _______s are fiction, nonfiction, poetry and drama.
9. An intentional exaggeration for emphasis or comic effect.


1. The repetition of vowel sounds without the repetition of consonants.
2. A long narrative that tells of deeds and adventures of a hero heroine.
3. A short narratie handed down through oral tradition, with various tellers and groups changing it over time.
4. The literal or dictionary definition of a word.
5. The contrast between expectation and reality that usually surprises the viewer.
6. A short simple story that teachers a lesson. A ______ often includes animals that talk and act like people.