This individual or group crossword puzzle activity uses 12 terminologies and optional word bank, as well as word bank with definitions handout, that include:
Simile The boy ran as fast as the wind. Sentence uses “like” or “as” to make comparisons.
Metaphor The construction worker is a prince. An implied comparison between two unlike beings or objects.
Alliteration Casey cackled confidently. The repetition of a single letter at the beginnings of words.
Internal (Rhyme) Type of rhyme: The groom was soon doomed. Rhyme occurs inside the words of a sentence.
Onomatopoeia Ring, ring…went the telephone. Sound words.
Hyperbole I was so hungry I could eat an elephant. An exaggerated statement that has no literal meaning.
Adjective The ragged, tattered coat. Vivid words that describe.
Personification The flowers danced in the wind. Animals or inanimate objects take on qualities of humans.
Synechdoche ABCs for Alphabet. Shortened forms of whole words.
Adverb The two boys ran quickly. Tells when, where, or why and may end in –ly.
Pun Sea captains don't like crew cuts. Deliberate use of words with multiple meanings that creates play on phrases.
Oxymoron Long shorts or silent yell. Opposite words are combined to form phrases.
Get students to interact with figurative language. Packet includes answer sheet with definitions. Fun introduction, test prep, or assessment for figurative language!