You will have vocabulary quizzes at the beginning of class every Friday. You will also receive the following week’s vocabulary study sheet every Friday. If you are absent, I expect you schedule an appointment with me to make up your vocabulary quiz during lunch or after school on the day of your return. Otherwise, you will receive a zero on your quiz.

Download your Spring Final and complete on two ScanTrons. Be sure to label your ScanTrons AP Lit Final 1 and AP Lit Final 2.  

First Semester Vocabulary

Vocabulary 1

  1. Accolade
  2. Leonine
  3. Scathe
  4. Adverse
  5. Acrimony
  6. Bellicose
  7. Ennui
  8. Risible

Vocabulary 2

  1. Farrago
  2. Jingoist
  3. Vulpine
  4. Lacerate
  5. Affect
  6. Angst
  7. Ursine
  8. Agonistic

Vocabulary 3

  1. Inertia
  2. Rabelaisian
  3. Libretto
  4. Casus Belli
  5. Disparage
  6. Alleged
  7. Anomaly
  8. Deride

Vocabulary 4

  1. Equine
  2. Contentious
  3. Phlegmatic
  4. Sardonic
  5. Pubescent
  6. Stagnant
  7. Auger
  8. Antidote

Vocabulary 5

  1. Bovine
  2. Temerity
  3. Augur
  4. Pugnacious
  5. Feckless
  6. Buffoon
  7. Anomie
  8. Tepid

Vocabulary 6

  1. Avant-garde
  2. Reptilian
  3. Diatribe
  4. Averse
  5. Baroque
  6. Fractious
  7. Torpid
  8. Cachinnation

Vocabulary 7

  1. Quantum
  2. Droll
  3. Avian
  4. Animus
  5. Blatant
  6. Bona-fide
  7. Simian
  8. Truculent

Vocabulary 8

  1. Lassitude
  2. Caricature
  3. Quidnunc
  4. Lampoon
  5. Excoriate
  6. Enervate
  7. Boondoggle
  8. Porcine

Vocabulary 9

  1. Emasculate
  2. Belligerent
  3. Jaded
  4. Farce
  5. Assiduous
  6. Incubus
  7. Factoid
  8. Bourgeois

Vocabulary 10

  1. Anthropoid
  2. Flay
  3. Flagrant
  4. Obstreperous
  5. Doldrums
  6. Antics
  7. Ersatz
  8. Imbroglio

Vocabulary 11

  1. Ambiguous
  2. Bulwark
  3. Covet
  4. Derelict
  5. Erroneous
  6. Habitable
  7. Infallible
  8. Jocular

Vocabulary 12

  1. Morose
  2. Nullify
  3. Palatable
  4. Paradox
  5. Presumptuous
  6. Renegade
  7. Virile
  8. Wanton

Second Semester Vocabulary

Click on any of the links below to download the study guide into a Microsoft Office Word document. You may also find the definitions to these words here.

Vocabulary 13 –  Poetry Basics Quiz

  1. Ballad Stanza
  2. Caesura
  3. Couplet
  4. Enjambment
  5. Quatrain
  6. Speaker
  7. Stanza

Vocabulary 14 –  Rhythm and Rhyme Quiz

  1. Anapestic
  2. Dactylic
  3. Iambic
  4. Meter
  5. Rhyme
  6. Rhythm
  7. Scansion
  8. Terza Rima
  9. Trochaic

Vocabulary 15 –  Poetic Genres Quiz

  1. Ballad
  2. Blank Verse
  3. Elegy
  4. Epic
  5. Free Verse
  6. Lyric
  7. Occasional Poem
  8. Ode
  9. Petrarchan Sonnet
  10. Shakespearean Sonnet
  11. Shaped Verse
  12. Villanelle

Vocabulary 16 – Diction and Sound Quiz

  1. Alliteration
  2. Assonance
  3. Consonance
  4. Onomatopoeia
  5. Colloquial
  6. Connotation
  7. Denotation
  8. Dialect
  9. Diction
  10. Formal Diction
  11. Informal Diction
  12. Jargon

Vocabulary 17 – Figurative Language 1 Quiz

  1. Extended Metaphor
  2. Hyperbole
  3. Metaphor
  4. Overstatement
  5. Oxymoron
  6. Personification
  7. Simile
  8. Symbolism

Vocabulary 18 – Figurative Language 2 Quiz

  1. Allusion
  2. Allegory
  3. Conceit
  4. Litote
  5. Metonymy
  6. Paradox
  7. Synecdoche
  8. Apostrophe

Vocabulary 19 – Style Quiz  

  1. Voice
  2. Imagery
  3. Persona
  4. Attitude
  5. Mood
  6. Tone
  7. Point of View
  8. Foreshadowing
  9. Flashback
  10. Dramatic Monologue
  11. Soliloquy
  12. Stock Character

Vocabulary 20 – Technique Quiz 

  1. Caricature
  2. Juxtaposition
  3. Rhetorical Question
  4. Sarcasm
  5. Motif
  6. Theme
  7. In Media Res
  8. Anecdote
  9. Irony
  10. Persona
  11. Archetype
  12. Stereotype

Vocabulary 21 – Syntax Quiz 

  1. Anaphora
  2. Antithesis
  3. Asyndeton
  4. Chiasmus
  5. Loose Sentence
  6. Parallel Structure
  7. Periodic Sentence
  8. Syntax

Vocabulary 22 – Literary Genres Quiz 

  1. Fable
  2. Farce
  3. Parable
  4. Parody
  5. Pastoral
  6. Satire
  7. Tragedy
  8. Realism
  9. Genre

Vocabulary 23 – Plot Structure Quiz 

  1. Exposition
  2. Falling Action
  3. Narrative Structure
  4. Narrator
  5. Plot
  6. Rising Action
  7. Setting
  8. Structure
  9. Turning Point
  10. Antagonist
  11. Protagonist

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