Vocabulary: Themes and Motifs
Term IDsort descending Term Parent Description
1527 Stained glass window Objects
1531 Dignity Values
1532 Poison Objects
1535 Rat Animals
1537 Suicide Death
1541 Scandal Recurring Tropes
1543 Toilet set Objects
1544 Painting Art
1546 Crystal Objects
1549 Travel back in time Time
1550 Using Indians as names Naming
1555 Grander than present Past
1559 Good conduct Values
1561 In nature Home
1571 Bad conduct Values
1583 Love Values
1590 Snake Animals
1596 Crowd Community
1609 Inscrutable Appearance

I added this for "The Old People," 205.3, to reflect the lack of emotion that Sam Fathers shows. LW

1613 Perspective Appearance

I added this for "The Old People," 206.5, to describe how the narrator sees Sam Fathers growing smaller and smaller as the hunting party leaves him behind. I don't really like the term that I chose but I couldn't think of anything else. LW

1615 Antlers Objects
1627 Old days Past
Vocabulary: Cultural Issues
Term IDsort descending Term Parent Description
1528 Contract Government
1530 Yankee Identity, Cultural
1534 Regulation Law
1538 Glove Clothes
1556 Civil War as point of reference History
1564 Shadow of Negro Race
1565 Desire Sexuality
1567 Old vs New World Nationality
1569 Misconduct Hunting and Fishing
1574 The West Region
1577 Racial spheres Race

TMT: I created this keyword to highlight the differences between the young woman's racial experience in the North and the South, where certain kinds of labor are done by certain races--in this case, taking in laundry by black women.

1579 Marriage Segregation
1580 Interracial Sexuality
1582 North Region
1584 Segregation Race
1585 Great Migration History

This term is widely used by historians to refer to the movement of some six million African Americans out of the South and into the urban North and West between the First World War and the 1960s. Samuel Worsham Beauchamp, who in the 1930s leaves Yoknapatawpha to live in Chicago in "Go Down, Moses," is an example of a character who participates in the Great Migration. SR

1587 Miscegenation Race
1588 Killing animal Violence
1592 Totem Religion
1600 Native American Race

I added this in addition to the more specific Indian tribal identifications because I thought that it would be useful to have a larger umbrella term for users searching for Faulkner's Native American material. LW

1617 Old age Age
1623 Blood Class
Vocabulary: Actions
Term IDsort descending Term Parent Description
1529 Construction Work
1536 Delivery Economic
1539 Visiting Interaction, Social
1552 Going to bed Bodily
1553 Setting up camp Hunting
1563 Misreading Perceptual
1566 Restlessness Emotional
1570 Without words Communication

When someone communicates by means of something other than words (written or spoken); for example, the envelope full of money Boyd wants Ike to give his mistress, or the verbena that Drusilla leaves on Bayard's pillow.

1572 Ambiguity Perceptual
1578 Teaching Work
1586 Panting Bodily
1591 Attack Non-human
1593 Decomposition Bodily
1597 Thirsting Bodily
1598 Drinking Bodily
1599 Excitement Emotional
1601 Running away Movement
1602 Blacksmithing Economic
1603 Carpentry Economic
1604 Squatting Bodily
1607 Possum Hunting
1610 Teaching Hunting
1611 Rabbit hunting Hunting
1612 Self-doubt Emotional
1614 Breaking camp Hunting
1616 Waiting Hunting
1618 Tracking Hunting
1619 Honor Verbal
1620 Blowing horn Hunting
1625 Racoon hunting Hunting
1626 Turkey hunting Hunting
Vocabulary: Aesthetics
Term IDsort descending Term Parent Description
1533 Flag Figures of Speech
1542 Inscription Typography/Orthography
1545 Face Figures of Speech
1547 Tomb Figures of Speech
1560 Blood Symbolism
1605 Hill dialect Diction
1606 Native American languages Diction

I created this for "The Old People," 204.2, because the emphasis is on the "old tongue" that Sam Fathers speaks. LW

Vocabulary: Relationships
Term IDsort descending Term Parent Description
1540 Minister and parishioner Institutional
1551 Master-servant Interracial
1554 Man-horse Interspecies
1557 Indian-white Interracial
1562 Surrogate Familial
1568 Man-nature Interspecies
1573 Extra-marital Romantic
1575 Romantic Interracial
1576 Extended family Familial
1581 Marriage Interracial
1594 Master-slave Hierarchical
1621 Interracial Marital
1622 Forced Marital
1624 Indian-white Interracial
Vocabulary: Environment
Term IDsort descending Term Parent Description
1548 Wilderness Natural

I'm wondering how this is different from "woods" and if they two terms might need to be meshed into one. Are woods more domestic or something? LW
I'm using wilderness when it is directly discussed in the text as a presence, a living thing as in GDM (i.e., "the wilderness breathed again" (174)) JJ

1589 Doom Atmospheric
1595 Swamp Natural
1608 November Time of Year