Vocabulary: Aesthetics
Term ID Termsort descending Parent Description
5523 Cumberland County, Mississippi Allusion, Geographical
3051 Cumberland Gap|Cumberland Mountains Allusion, Geographical
4612 Cyclical Narrative
1686 Damocles sword Allusion, Mythical
3851 Dante's Inferno Allusion, Literary
5436 Das Kapital Allusion, Historical
5007 Dash Typography/Orthography
2662 Davis, Jefferson Allusion, Historical
5481 Daymond Allusion, Historical
3552 De Soto, Hernando Allusion, Historical
5069 De Spain creates camp Recurring Episodes
5223 Dead-eye Dick Allusion, Historical
3516 Death / Dead imagery Figures of Speech
1688 Debunking story Interpretation
5661 DeFrance, Abraham Allusion, Historical
4446 Dehumanizing Figures of Speech

Narrative/narrator uses a metaphor that dehumanizes a character. Popeye "had that vicious depthless quality of stamped tin," in Sanctuary.

3421 Delayed decoding Description

Used in instances when the initial description of an object is ambiguous or defamiliarized, and the narrative only later clarifies exactly what was being described. For example, in _Flags in the Dust_, a clarinet is initially described as "a slender tube frosted over with keys" (143). BR

1751 Delayed revelation Narrative

Any time in a narrative where something happens, but the exact nature of the event is not revealed till some time later. Faulkner uses this technique quite often. The example here is from Monk, where Monk had apparently been living in a house for several months, but the town does not find out about it until months later.

3484 Delilah Allusion, Biblical
Vocabulary: Themes and Motifs
Term ID Termsort descending Parent Description
5683 Cup Objects
5534 Curmudgeonly Character
3165 Curtains Objects
3079 Cushion Objects
4281 Cyclical Time
2196 Damask Objects
4236 Dark house Recurring Tropes
2343 Dead time Recurring Tropes
5226 Deadpan Story-telling
370 Death (First level term)
3332 Death by water / Drowning Death
4799 Death certificate Texts
2980 Death sentence Death
2257 Deathbed Death
3411 Decoration Day Community
2400 Decorum Values
1998 Deed Texts
730 Deer Animals
2593 Demijohn Objects
Vocabulary: Cultural Issues
Term ID Termsort descending Parent Description
4193 Cure Health and Illness
326 Curse Slavery
1244 Custody Law
4788 Cyclical Violence
5563 Daily life Segregation
3328 Damnation Religion
4682 Dancing Entertainment
714 Deafness Health and Illness
535 Death War
3916 Death from drinking Alcohol
2007 Declasse Class

Whenever a character has suffered a loss of social status, in particular those characters formerly connected with the prominent families of Jefferson. For example, Dan Grinnup who is Louis Grenier's family. J. Burgers

718 Defeat War
2698 Dehumanization Class
3009 Deist Religion
4267 Delirium Health and Illness
4971 Demagoguery Politics
2900 Democracy Politics
Vocabulary: Actions
Term ID Termsort descending Parent Description
4987 Curiosity Mental
2745 Curious Emotional
605 Cursing Verbal
1511 Curtsy Physical
5135 Cutting Physical
3171 Cynicism Emotional
5255 Dances Interaction, Social
2131 Dancing Physical
4338 Daring Verbal
3556 Day-dreaming Mental
5087 Debating Verbal
1467 Decay Non-human
713 Deception Moral
5129 Deciding Mental
1593 Decomposition Bodily
4591 Deduction Mental
720 Deer hunting Hunting

Event refers specifically to DEER hunting. JP

531 Defeat Moral
1654 Defeat Emotional
4625 Defecation Bodily
1133 Defending Legal

Serving as a defense attorney. JW

1076 Defiance Emotional
5622 Defining Verbal
1430 Dehumanization Violent

Treating a person through one's actions as if they are an object rather than a fellow human being. BR

1169 Deliberating Legal
2477 Delivering Physical
1536 Delivery Economic
4060 Demanding Verbal
4124 Dementia Emotional
Vocabulary: Relationships
Term ID Termsort descending Parent Description
537 Customer relations Commercial
908 Death Romantic
3118 Death of spouse Marital
Vocabulary: Environment
Term ID Termsort descending Parent Description
4825 Dangerous Atmospheric
870 Dark Atmospheric
698 Dawn Time of Day
1856 Daybreak Time of Day
2069 Daytime Time of Day
1918 Deathbed Domestic Space
607 Decay Olfactory
4665 Decayed house Place
4613 Decayed plantation Place
774 December Time of Year
5306 Decomposition Olfactory
699 Delta Natural
951 Delta rivers Natural