Vocabulary: Environment
Term IDsort descending Term Parent Description
1325 Heartbeat Auditory
1326 Vacant house Place
1329 Evoking memory Olfactory
1348 Hospital Place
1356 Confused din Auditory
1362 Corral Place
1371 Boarding house Domestic Space
1394 Bus Depot/Bus stop Public
1399 Jail Public
1403 Cabin Domestic Space
1410 Lane Place
1412 Haunting Auditory
Vocabulary: Themes and Motifs
Term IDsort descending Term Parent Description
1327 Absence Absence/Loss
1331 Absence as loss Absence/Loss
1332 Nothingness Recurring Tropes
1333 Obsession Psychological
1343 Letters Texts
1345 When will it stop Futility
1347 Lack of choice Determinism
1349 In childbirth Death
1350 Car accident Death
1352 Life as repetition Recurring Tropes
1369 Chaos Chaos/Order
1385 Capture as loss Absence/Loss
1387 Out of ordered place Chaos/Order

This phrase derives from the last words of The Sound and the Fury: "each in its ordered place." It is used when the expected order is radically unsettled, such as when one of the spotted horses goes inside Mrs. Littlejohn's house or the mule gets into Mrs. Hait's yard, and so on. SR

1388 Bible Objects
1391 Suitcase Objects
1393 Birds Animals
1395 knife Objects
1398 Hypocrisy Morals
1401 Pregnancy Body
1404 Terror Psychological
1417 Renaming Naming

When a character is given or takes a new name due to a change in their identity. BR

Vocabulary: Relationships
Term IDsort descending Term Parent Description
1328 Separated Marital
1334 Vicarious wedding Marital
1351 Invented Familial
1354 Abandonment Marital
1355 Adultery Marital
1366 Physical discipline Familial
1381 Exigent circumstances Familial
1384 Physical resemblances Familial
1397 child protection Civic
1406 Jailer-prisoner Institutional
1418 Homosocial Social
1420 Isolation Social

This term describes moments when a character is isolated or ostracized from the wider social community. BR
Also used this term when a person intentionally isolates him/herself from the larger community. JJ

Vocabulary: Actions
Term IDsort descending Term Parent Description
1335 Insomnia Bodily
1338 Professional surveillance Perceptual
1339 Gaining weight Bodily
1340 Channeling Mental

An unFaulknerian term for what Zilphia does when, in Jefferson, she lives "vicariously and transcendentally" inside the lives of her former husband and his new wife in another state, or what Darl does so often in As I Lay Dying. SR

1341 Exultation Emotional
1344 Screaming Verbal
1359 Scheming Economic
1363 Nosiness Perceptual
1367 Undressing Physical
1373 Escape Non-human
1376 Dressing Physical
1382 For room and board Work
1383 Overhearing Perceptual
1389 Kissing Physical
1390 Bus Movement
1392 Sadness Emotional
1396 Joking Verbal
1400 Suicide Violent
1402 Singing Bodily
1405 Arrest Legal
1408 Sitting Bodily
1411 Protection Physical
1413 Stalking Physical
1415 Telephone Communication
Vocabulary: Aesthetics
Term IDsort descending Term Parent Description
1336 Christ Allusion, Biblical
1361 Sarcastic Tone
1364 Pause Narrative
1370 Farce Tone
1380 Ah-Ah-Ah Language
1386 Absurdist Tone
1423 Pathetic fallacy Figures of Speech
1425 Ellipsis Language
Vocabulary: Cultural Issues
Term IDsort descending Term Parent Description
1337 Frustration Sexuality
1342 Vicarious Sexuality
1346 Imaginary Negro men Race
1353 As substitute Food
1357 Snopesism Class
1358 Socio-economic Prejudice
1360 Female Sexuality
1365 Maternal impulse Gender
1368 Rural sales Economy
1372 Accident Violence
1374 Underclothes, male Clothes
1375 Underclothes, female Clothes
1377 Injured Health and Illness
1378 Nursing Health and Illness
1379 Doctoring Health and Illness
1407 Addiction Health and Illness
1409 Self-abnegation Race
1414 Racist child Race
1416 Cars Progress
1419 Work Migration

This is used for instances of characters relocating to a different state or country for reasons related to work and employment (i.e., economic migration). BR

1421 Dress Clothes
1422 Unattractiveness Sexuality
1424 Vigilantism Crime

This denotes moments where characters appoint themselves to punish a crime (real or imagined). BR