Vocabulary: Aesthetics
Term ID Termsort descending Parent Description
3684 "Is" / "Was" to refer to present or past Diction

This could come under Style, too -- to capture when Faulkner uses simple words like "is" or "was" as synonyms for larger concepts of past or present. Added for Quentin, but could be used in As I Lay Dying too for Darl's rumination on the same. JBP

3442 A Midsummer Night's Dream Allusion, Literary
5317 Aaahhhhhhh Language
5632 Ab Snopes at De Spain's house Recurring Episodes
5077 Ab's war wound Recurring Episodes
4089 Abduction myths Allusion, Mythical
3451 Abraham Allusion, Biblical
1386 Absurdist Tone
4074 Abundance or flow of words Language

For whenever a text makes a point of "words" (without necessarily listing specific ones) - generalizing about them. Added for when Quentin starts thinking about being "the words coming out" as he reflects on how could he be a virgin. JBP

740 Accent Diction
4062 Adage Narrative
2695 Adam Allusion, Biblical
5348 Address to reader Style
4099 Affirmation Figures of Speech

Similar to the keyword for negation, but for when a text vaguely affirms or says yes about something. (Cf. Quentin saying "we did" and "yes Yes Yes yes" on 148-49 of SF.) JBP

2796 Africa Allusion, Geographical
690 African American vernacular dialect Diction
3521 African-American folk sayings Narrative
2663 Agamemnon Allusion, Mythical
4104 Ah Ah Ah Language
4105 ah ah ah Language
1380 Ah-Ah-Ah Language
4326 Ah-h-h Language
3470 Ahenobarbus Allusion, Historical
4195 Alabama Allusion, Geographical
4381 Alabama Secession Convention Allusion, Historical
3181 Alexander Allusion, Historical
Vocabulary: Themes and Motifs
Term ID Termsort descending Parent Description
1202 "Wait" Recurring Tropes

Spoken by a character to pause or slow down narration by another character so s/he can process the significance or take over the narration. The classic examples are from ABSALOM, but it's a signature verbal formula across Faulkner. JW

910 Abandonment Absence/Loss
2880 Abrupt shift in time Time

For when a narrative makes an abrupt or unexpected shift in time - as in Benjy's narrative in S&F.

1327 Absence Absence/Loss
617 Absence as disguise Absence/Loss

This was created to note Flem Snopes' calculated absence during the horse auction, the way he has orchestrated it from behind the scene. I'm not sure this occurs with anyone but Flem, but it occurs multiple times in his case. SR

1331 Absence as loss Absence/Loss
5275 Absence as presence Absence/Loss
4512 Absence of sound Absence/Loss
358 Absence/Loss (First level term)
2604 Absurdity Meaning
1689 Accident Chaos/Order
4419 Accounts Texts
517 Advent Arrivals/Departures
5401 Aesthetic experience Meaning
3798 African American music Art
626 African-American Community
2232 Afterlife Death
3214 Air gun Objects
3252 Airplane Objects
1459 Alarm Arrivals/Departures

This is whenever a character arrives or departs to communicate a message of alarm. JB

1783 Alias Naming
2331 Alienation Community
4447 Alienation from nature Exile
Vocabulary: Cultural Issues
Term ID Termsort descending Parent Description
5614 1860 Election of Lincoln History
302 AANoSecondTerm Slavery
905 Abdication Government
317 Abolition Slavery
983 Aboriginal Land-Use
3420 Abortion Health and Illness
4597 Abstinence Alcohol
3374 Abuse of office Law
5089 Academia Education
1372 Accident Violence
548 Acquittal Law
1407 Addiction Health and Illness
923 Adolescence Age
5349 Adult-adolescent Sexuality
1793 Advertising Mass Media
3201 Advertising Economy
897 Aerial combat War
2347 African American Religion

Religion with regard to either African-Americans or the African-American community. The particular example here is of Lucius Priest in the The Reivers who imagines a "Negro" sermonizing about a moral decision. R 61.8. JB

305 African origins Slavery
464 Age (First level term)
5606 Agelessness Age
1635 Agricultural Land-Use
4033 Agricultural Progress
1087 Agriculture (First level term)
3035 Air travel Progress
465 Alcohol (First level term)
3915 Alcoholism Alcohol
1778 Alibi Law
1745 Alienating Law

Any time the legal system alienates a person caught up in it, whether the person is guilty or not. The direct example here is Monk, but Mink Snopes is equally alienated, because he does not understand how the system works and suffers more dire consequences because of it.

Vocabulary: Relationships
Term ID Termsort descending Parent Description
1354 Abandonment Marital
625 Abusive Marital
5159 Adoptive Familial
2799 Adult friends Friendship
2892 Adult-child Friendship
1355 Adultery Marital
858 Adultery Sexual
597 Adversarial Social
Vocabulary: Environment
Term ID Termsort descending Parent Description
3314 Academic quad / quadrangle Public
3629 Acrid Olfactory
1022 Afternoon Time of Day
5310 Airfield Public
4414 Airplane sound Auditory
2772 Alcohol Olfactory
Vocabulary: Actions
Term ID Termsort descending Parent Description
5171 Accepting Mental
2562 Accident Work
1977 Accounting Economic

This does not merely describe the specific actions of an accountant, but any formal or informal balancing of the books be it Flem Snopes, Maury Priest, or Will Varner. JB

2991 Accusatory Verbal
3370 Addressing for mail delivery Communication
1082 Agricultural (First level term)
5419 Aiding and abetting Moral
4413 Airplane crash Violent