I looked for this list on TeachersPayTeachers --didn't find it. 7 hours of work later and no time spent with my children that day, and voila! This defines (or explains in depth) in language most students will understand coupled with examples in many cases, over 50 words or literary terms 9th and 10th grade English students in California will need to know in order to comprehend the standardized English/Language Arts tests for those years. 3 full pages, 11 pt font.
Words include, Irony, Allusion, Foreshadowing, Connotative vs. Denotative meaning, Literal vs. Figurative, Analogy, Antecedent, Appositive, Climax, Coherence, Conflict, Denouement, Discrepancy, Exposition, Imply vs. Infer...you get the point. Between 5 and 10% is merely words to help a student understand what the question is asking. The rest is actual literary terms. I'm presently giving an extra credit CST composed of the released questions and letting them use this list to help them complete it. Later, I will test them on 30 of the terms, but grade it out of 25.
The test is available now (ELA Literary Terms...) and a FREE practice activity to go along with it.