Vocabulary: Cultural Issues
Term ID Termsort descending Parent Description
2577 Democrat 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

781 Demographics Government
320 Demographics Slavery

For passages that include specific numbers about the people or places involved, as when Bayard says that before the War on Sundays, there would be 10 slaves at the service for every 1 white person. SR

2134 Demotion War
5183 Denim Clothes
4992 Dependable Food
894 Deployment War
3196 Depression-era programs Government
1478 Deprivation War

Individuals or groups who have been deprived of resources and comfort. JB

4763 Desertion War
1565 Desire Sexuality
2702 Destruction War
4711 Developmental problems Health and Illness
3227 Diminishing farms Agriculture
2459 Dirty Clothes
3968 Dirty girl Gender
314 Discipline Slavery

For passages that depict or refer to any elements of the system by which slaves were policed or punished, like the "Patrollers" who patrolled roads after dark to prevent slaves from leaving plantations. SR

3669 Disenfranchisement Race
1497 Disguise Clothes
3648 Disgust with sex Sexuality
5257 Disordered Clothes
2133 Displacement War
2669 Dispossessing Indians History
Vocabulary: Aesthetics
Term ID Termsort descending Parent Description
1890 Demon Allusion, Mythical
2458 Demosthenes Allusion, Historical
5624 Derogatory socio-economic term Diction
1099 Description (First level term)
2374 Desert island Figures of Speech
4749 Detective fiction Genre Conventions
3281 Dialogue with no quotation marks Typography/Orthography
5467 Dickens, Charles Allusion, Literary
3782 Dickinson, Emily Allusion, Literary
3230 Dickson Allusion, Historical
407 Diction (First level term)
1698 Dillinger, John Allusion, Historical
5245 Dionysus Allusion, Mythical
1902 Disease Figures of Speech
Vocabulary: Actions
Term ID Termsort descending Parent Description
5430 Demotion Military
4501 Denial Emotional
1492 Denial Verbal
506 Despair Emotional
3022 Destruction of enemy property Military
1835 Destructive behavior Violent

Should "destructive" be a second-level category for "Actions"? (Violent seems wrong for things like vandalism.) -JBP

2356 Detachment Emotional
971 Dialogue Verbal
1493 Digging Physical
1217 Dipping snuff Bodily
3651 Direction east Movement
909 Disagreeing Verbal
4376 Disappointment Emotional
3685 Disapproval Mental
2912 Disbelief Mental
1170 Discharging jury Legal
1916 Discipline Domestic
2128 Discovering Physical

For instances when a character literally discovers someone or something -- Mrs. Gant finding her daughter with a boy lying together in a blanket, for instance. Distinct from the MENTAL act of discovery (which is also a keyword in this database). -JBP

1203 Discovery Mental
1070 Discussion Verbal
5094 Disfigurement Violent
4614 Disgust Emotional
5307 Dismemberment Bodily
4866 Dismissal Work
4063 Dismissing a case Legal
4605 Dismissing from work Work
4199 Disorientation Mental
Vocabulary: Themes and Motifs
Term ID Termsort descending Parent Description
4462 Denial Death
4573 Denial Psychological
2515 Departing Yoknapatawpha Arrivals/Departures

For characters who leave Yoknapatawpha once and for all in a text - like Bayard Sartoris at the end of Flags in the Dust or Sarty Snopes in "Barn Burning." SR

1242 Departure Arrivals/Departures
3845 Depth / deepness Appearance
764 Deracination Absence/Loss
903 Desertion-family Arrivals/Departures
4349 Design Recurring Tropes
2183 Destiny Recurring Tropes
4713 Destroyed Home
1994 Determination Values
371 Determinism (First level term)
2384 Devotion Values
4683 Dice Objects
1531 Dignity Values
3913 Diminishment / fading Appearance
3605 Dirty Appearance
1725 Disappearance Absence/Loss
3174 Discovering it Past
5266 Disdaining money Money
4408 Disease Death
3426 Disembodiment Psychological
5187 Dishes Objects
3809 Dishonor Morals
503 Disorder Chaos/Order
Vocabulary: Environment
Term ID Termsort descending Parent Description
1437 Dereliction Atmospheric
827 Devastation Atmospheric
2926 Dew Natural
1796 Dilapidation Domestic Space
977 Dining room Domestic Space
1433 Dinner Time of Day
3559 Dirt / Earth Natural
4804 Dirt lane Place
Vocabulary: Relationships
Term ID Termsort descending Parent Description
4359 Descendants Familial
1233 Desertion Marital
3811 Desertion Sexual