Grammar Jammar
Word Categories
Poetry Terms
Genres
Leftovers

100

This is a person, place and thing.
What is a Noun?

100

This type of word is made when two words are joined to form a new word like backpack and sandbox.
What is a compound word?

100

This is the division in a poem named for the number of lines it contains.
What is a stanza?

100

This is a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage.
What is a Drama or a Play?

100

This type of writing contains true facts, & tells about real people, places, objects, etc.
What is non-fiction?

200

This type of word can express action.
What is a verb?

200

These are words that mean the same thing like small and tiny.
What is a synonym?

200

This is the beat of a poem.
What is Rhythm?

200

This is a story that is usually passed down orally and becomes part of a community's tradition
What is a Folktale?

200

This is a general name for a person, place, thing, or idea: dog, island, boy, peace...
What is a common noun?

300

This type of word modifies a noun or pronoun. In this case, "modifies" means "tells more about." These are words that describe things.
What is an adjective?

300

These are words with opposite meanings like beginning and end.
What is an antonym?

300

This is phrases or words in a stanza.
What is lines?

300

This is a short story (often with animal characters) with a moral.
What is a Fable?

300

This is a SPECIFIC person, place, thing, or idea: Mary, McDonalds, Nantucket.....
What is proper noun?

400

This type of word is used in place of a noun or nouns. Common examples of this type of word include he, her, him, I, it, me, she, them, they, us, and we.
What is pronoun?

400

These words sound exactly alike, but have different spellings and meanings like there and their.
What is homophones?

400

This is the repeated use of sounds, words, or ideas for effect and emphasis in a poem.
What is repetition?

400

This is a traditional story about gods, ancestors, or heroes, told to explain the natural world or the customs and beliefs of a society.
What is a myth?

400

This is a form of a noun or pronoun that indicates belonging to someone or something. (usually apostrophe and s. like Michael's boat.)
What is a possessive?

500

This type of word modifies a verb, an adjective, or another adverb. In this case, "modifies" means "tells more about." This type of word tells more about how the verb is being done and often end in "-ly."
What is an adverb?

500

This word is two words combined with an apostrophe such as can't, wouldn't, I'd, won't. When writing this type of word the main word usually doesn't change except in the following words: will not becoming won't and cannot becoming can't.
What is contraction?

500

This is repetition of consonant sounds at the BEGINNING of words
What is alliteration?

500

This is a story of a person's life written by another person.
What is Biography?

500

This is what the lines spoken by characters in drama or fiction are called.
What is dialogue?