Vocabulary: Environment
Term IDsort descending Term Parent Description
5244 Harvest Time of Year
5246 Between harvesting and planting Time of Year
5258 Gambling house Place
5264 Fire Atmospheric
5269 Milk Olfactory
5286 Bleak Atmospheric
5287 Ice Weather
5306 Decomposition Olfactory
5310 Airfield Public
5320 April Fool's Time of Year
5339 Burgeoning Atmospheric
Vocabulary: Aesthetics
Term IDsort descending Term Parent Description
5245 Dionysus Allusion, Mythical
5249 Alma Tadema Allusion, Historical
5250 Sexual goddesses Allusion, Mythical
5251 Venus Allusion, Mythical
5254 Washington Irving Allusion, Literary
5260 Pan Allusion, Mythical
5265 Mock-heroic Tone
5270 Suspended|Resumed Narrative
5271 Launcelot Allusion, Literary
5274 Magdalen Allusion, Biblical
5294 Helen Allusion, Mythical
5295 Brunhilde Allusion, Mythical
5297 Legal definitions Language
5311 Stereotypical Jewish accent Diction

Whenever the text imitates a Jewish accent. JHB

5313 Weber, Joe Allusion, Historical

Part of the vaudeville comedy duo Weber and Fields. JHB

5314 Fields, Lew Allusion, Historical

Part of the vaudeville comedy duo Weber and Fields. JHB

5317 Aaahhhhhhh Language
5325 YIPPPEEE Language
Vocabulary: Cultural Issues
Term IDsort descending Term Parent Description
5247 Basketball Entertainment
5256 County fair Entertainment
5257 Disordered Clothes
5261 Civil suit Law
5262 Male rescuer Gender
5263 Female in peril Gender
5277 Convict labor History
5279 Having sex Sexuality
5282 Racialized Crime
5283 Chain gang Law
5288 Sunday school Religion
5292 Panic of 1893 History
5296 Rural industry Economy
5298 Legal ownership Law
5299 Old South and start of the war History
5300 Plantation culture History
5302 Economic basis of racism Race
5305 Ownership Agriculture
5308 Market day Economy
5309 Aviation Law

Any law related to aviation. JHB

5312 Jewish Race

This is listed under cultural identity and ethnic identity, but in "Death Drag" it is very clear that this is a racial difference. The text states, "When he came up the spectators saw that he, like the limping man, was also a Jew. That is, they knew at once that two of the strangers were of a different race from themselves, without being able to say what the difference was" (188). Not sure if it makes to consolidate with the other forms of identifying Jewishness. JHB

5315 Gum Food

Chewing gum

5316 Fraud Crime

This type of fraud is distinct from action: moral :: fraud in the sense that there are legal consequences. The specific example here is from "Death Drag" where Ginsfarb has a plane that is unlicensed and purchased a license from another plane that was allowed to fly thereby "compound[ing] another felony" (194). JHB

5318 Veterans War

This is a general marker for anything to do with veterans. The specific instance is the relationship between Jock and Captain Warren in "Death Drag." Although this is technically a "relationship" between veterans, the occurrence is so rare that it makes more sense to create a generic term.

5321 Shirtless Clothes
5322 Rebirth Religion

Rebirth as either a goal or a result of Christianity. In this particular case, Uncle Willy's church wants him to be reborn in "Uncle Willy". (232

5324 Woman smoking Gender
5326 makeup Gender
5328 Guardianship Law
5331 Government regulations Agriculture
5332 Regulations Agriculture
5333 Racial resentment Race
5334 Store-bought vs moonshine Alcohol
5335 Furnish bill Agriculture
5340 Prices Economy
5341 Housing Segregation
5342 Uppitiness Race
Vocabulary: Actions
Term IDsort descending Term Parent Description
5248 Athletic competition Play
5255 Dances Interaction, Social
5267 Milking a cow Agricultural
5276 Questing Physical
5280 Ejaculating Bodily
5284 Hotel employee Work
5290 Child labor Agricultural
5293 Weaving Work
5307 Dismemberment Bodily
5319 Inject Bodily
5327 Bankrupcy Economic
5336 Sleeplessness Bodily
5337 Planting Agricultural
5343 Railroad workers Work
Vocabulary: Themes and Motifs
Term IDsort descending Term Parent Description
5252 Self-deception Character
5253 Fiddle Objects
5259 Notice Texts
5266 Disdaining money Money
5272 Idealism Values
5275 Absence as presence Absence/Loss
5278 Haunted by past Memory
5289 Saving Money
5291 Showing up Arrivals/Departures
5301 Confederate Money
5303 Possum Animals
5304 Owl Animals
5329 Right-of-way Recurring Tropes

Use to identify scenes where - because of race or class - one person is denied the right-of-way in a public space. The Sutpen children being 'ridden down' by a carriage, or Mink Snopes by Houston, and so on. Includes the related episodoes of Bayard Sartoris almost driving into wagons with Negroes in them. SR

5330 Stud fee Money
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

Vocabulary: Relationships
Term IDsort descending Term Parent Description
5268 Man-cow Interspecies
5273 Marriage vs freedom Marital
5281 Family as shackle Familial
5285 Support|Neglect Familial
5323 Church-Town Institutional

Relationship between any of the Churches and the Town in which they are situated. The specific example here is that even though Reverend Schultz and his church found a new clerk to replace Uncle Willy, no one trusted the new stranger.