This PowerPoint document is a 97-slide list I've composed of the 78 most important AP Language and Literature vocabulary words. It is mostly composed of rhetorical and literary devices.
Each slide contains the term, part of speech, definition, and example sentence.
Way to assess: I planned this list to assess these words throughout the entire first semester--18 weeks. I have quizzes each week that build (5 words the first week, 10 the next, 15 the next, then back down to 10--SCHEDULE PROVIDED). My students have to spell the word, define the word with the given definition, and give an example (for most of the terms I require a literary example).
The presentation was composed for pre-AP 10th graders but could be used for 11th grade AP Language and Composition or 12th grade AP Literature.
Check out the year's full list here: