This PDF document is a list I've composed of the 152 most important AP Language and Literature vocabulary words. It is mostly composed of rhetorical and literary devices.
Way to assess: I planned this list to assess these words throughout the entire year. I have quizzes each week that build (5 words the first week, 10 the next, 15 the next, then back down to 10). They do each set of 5 words twice for reinforcement. My students have to define the word and give an example.
The list 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 terms, definitions, and examples for a FULL SEMESTER here: