Types of Literature
Miscellaneous
Authors
Figurative Language Part 1
Figurative Language Part 2

100

A story or legend forming part of an oral tradition (passed down from generation to generation)
What is a folk tale?

100

What a story is mostly about.
What is the main idea?

100

The author's purpose used when an author wants the reader to have fun as they read.
What is entertainment?

100

When words have the same ending sounds
What is rhyme?

100

a puzzle, consisting of text with a question to answer
What is a riddle?

200

a story written by an author about someone else's life
What is a biography?

200

A type of word in which two words are put together and an apostrophe is placed where the missing letters have been removed.
What is a contraction?

200

The point of view used when a character in the story is telling it, using words like "I", "me", and "we"
What is first person point of view?

200

a figure of speech in which two unlike things are directly compared
What is a metaphor?

200

When a human quality is given to a non-human object.
What is personification?

300

A made-up story that is based on an event that really happened.
What is historical fiction?

300

a reference book that includes many maps
What is an atlas?

300

The author's purpose used when the author is trying to convince the reader to do something or believe something.
What is persuade?

300

figure of speech that really exaggerates the meaning
What is hyperbole?

300

A saying in the English language that, when translated, does not really make sense in its literal meaning. Ex: It's raining cats and dogs.
What is an idiom?

400

A part of the newspaper that allows people to advertise things that they want to sell.
What is a classified ad?

400

The words underneath a picture in a textbook that give information about the picture.
What is a caption?

400

The sentence an author puts at the end of the introduction that tells what his/her point or argument will be throughout the essay.
What is a thesis?

400

A figure of speech that uses words to represent sounds.
What is onomatopeia?

400

When an object is used to represent an idea.
What is symbolism?

500

an extended fictional work in prose; usually in the form of a story
What is a novel?

500

a common meter in poetry consisting of an unrhymed line with five feet or accents
What is iambic pentameter?

500

The point of view in which an "all knowing" narrator tells the story.
What is third person omniscient?

500

an obvious or overused expression.
What is a cliche?

500

A figure of speech in which a part is used for the whole
What is synecdoche?