Vocabulary: Actions
Term ID Termsort descending Parent Description
632 Command Verbal
1083 Communication (First level term)
4609 Competition Interaction, Social
3933 Competition Economic
1273 Complaining Verbal
1084 Composing (First level term)
5494 Compulsion Mental
5142 Concealing Physical
1984 Concealment Interaction, Social

Any time a character hides something from his peer group or society at large. The particular instance here is John Powell concealing his pistol from the men in the livery stable.

3620 Condoning Moral
4761 Confessing without words Bodily
1143 Confession Verbal
1144 Confession Legal
649 Confession Moral
4690 Confident Emotional
3154 Confining Physical
2078 Confrontation Interaction, Social
5127 Confusion Mental
5197 Congratulating Verbal
3415 Consoling Verbal
4940 Conspiracy Interaction, Social
1707 Constant Movement
1529 Construction Work
1173 Contemplation Mental
2606 Contempt Emotional
Vocabulary: Aesthetics
Term ID Termsort descending Parent Description
5090 Commandments Allusion, Biblical
1852 Commentary Narrative
586 Communal narrative Narrative
5208 Compson land acquired Recurring Episodes
5207 Compsons sell pasture Recurring Episodes
5058 Confederate monument unveiled Recurring Episodes
5213 Confederate raid in Memphis Recurring Episodes
3568 Conflation of several possible sources Allusion, Biblical

I added this to account for a Biblical allusion ("Benjamin child of mine old age") that seems to have several possible Old Testament sources, representing a kind of conflating of those sources. JBP

1016 Conjectural narration Narrative

This is the term I came up with to describe situations where the narrator (I was thinking mainly of anonymous narrators) uses phrases like "perhaps," "probably," "might," "maybe" to weaken the certainty or authority of what's being narrated. Where, that is, the narrator hedges his bets. JW

5019 Conrad, Joseph Allusion, Literary
3280 Contemporary slang Language
3088 Contested Narrative

I created this to capture scenes when two or more characters interrupt each other's attempt to create a narrative - specifically, in the context of the way Gavin (and sometimes the Governor) seize on parts of Temple's story that she would rather not dwell on. SR

Vocabulary: Cultural Issues
Term ID Termsort descending Parent Description
2751 Commemoration Ritual
2540 Commerce Economy

Any moment in which the advent or nature of commerce is commented upon. In this instance, it is proto-capitalistic practices that take place as Yoknapatawpha moves from frontier to civilization. JB

2545 Commercial sexual exploitation Crime

Undoubtedly the more common term searched will be "prostitution". The aim of this term is to identify the crime being actively committed by the pimps and bordello madams. JB

287 Commodity Slavery
2508 Communal story Group Mentality
4596 Communion Religion
5356 Communism History
1668 Community Food
507 Community collective Group Mentality

We created this term to denote any instance in which the community operates as a social body, collectively self-organizing to think or do something. Sometimes, this may be simply believing an idea collectively and, at others, it may entail acting together as in the crowd at the horse auction of The Hamlet. JC and JJ

4361 Compensation Law
4176 Competition Hunting and Fishing
3027 Compromise of 1850 History
2174 Conception/Conceiving a child Sexuality
309 Concubinage Slavery
3747 Confederacy / Confederate States of America / C.S.A. History
791 Confederate Army War
2330 Confederate uniform Clothes
5394 Congress Government
2579 Conservative Politics

In The Reivers Lucius Priest defines the various positions of Conservative, Liberal, Republican, and Democrat in the following manner: "Like this: a Republican is a man who made his money; a Liberal is a man who inherited his; a Democrat is a barefoot Liberal in a cross-country race; a Conservative is a Republican who has learned to read and write." (109) Though, these positions are hardly set in stone it is important to note the distinct separation between political outlook and political party. JB

4463 Consolation Religion
4036 Constitutional right to remain silent Law
5545 Construction equipment Technology
3198 Consumerism Progress
4949 Consumption Economy

This term is meant to capture the buying of goods--food, staples, hardware, etc.; goods to be bought and sold. JJ

5225 Contract Economy
4549 Contract Law
1528 Contract Government
3632 Convalescence Health and Illness
Vocabulary: Relationships
Term ID Termsort descending Parent Description
399 Commercial (First level term)
893 Common law Marital
895 Common law marriage Familial
4810 Companions Interracial
4070 Competition Familial
952 Competitive Interracial
1037 Conflict Interracial
782 Conflict Intergenerational
1055 Conflict Marital
1012 Conflict Familial
759 Conflict Social
Vocabulary: Themes and Motifs
Term ID Termsort descending Parent Description
4952 Commercial origins Naming
571 Communal mythology Story-telling
368 Community (First level term)
3721 Compared to living Death
3842 Compared to sleep Death
2068 Compass Objects
1243 Complexion Appearance
3522 Condition of heaviness Appearance
2744 Condom Objects
5301 Confederate Money
2204 Confederate monument Recurring Tropes
3598 Conformity Community
3734 Confusion Chaos/Order
2092 Conscience Values
2938 Conservatism Values

Here conservatism is meant as a value and is politically agnostic. It is roughly being used as prudence, common sense, and tradition all wrapped up in one. JB

5338 Constitutive moment Recurring Tropes

A moment in a character's story when something happens that changes the arc of his or her life. For example, when in Absalom! Thomas Sutpen is turned away from the front door of that Tidewater plantation. Or in The Mansion, when Houston tells Mink Snopes he still owes the one dollar "pound fee" (28). SR

4345 Constitutive moment Character
4214 Construction tools Objects
2013 Continuity Time

Any time the past is consonant with the present, or a tradition is passed on. For example, the Hampton's being Sheriffs is a historical continuity. JB

601 Control Chaos/Order
Vocabulary: Environment
Term ID Termsort descending Parent Description
4873 Commisary Place
5115 Confederate Decoration Day Time of Year
2124 Confined living quarters Domestic Space

Refers to when a text draws attention to the relative smallness or confined nature of where a character resides - a "single room twelve feet square," for example. -JBP

1356 Confused din Auditory