Vocabulary: Aesthetics
Term ID Term Parentsort ascending Description
4054 Fire Symbolism
1315 Freudian Symbolism
1893 Hamsa Symbolism
4821 Impermanence Symbolism
4904 Rebirth Symbolism
3106 Reflection Symbolism

Created for when a text makes explicit reference to mirrored reflection that has potential symbolic importance - created to capture Benjy's repeated references to a mirror in the library (of fire, of Caddy) that in the present day is gone (leaving only a door-like discoloration on the wall where it once had been). -JBP

5623 Roman Symbolism
3758 Sexual symbol Symbolism
1323 Shadows Symbolism
4882 Shared humanity Symbolism
2981 Theatrical Symbolism
5625 Time Symbolism
5348 Address to reader Style
1451 Bricolage Style
966 Character portrait Style
1959 Cubism Style
3036 Index Style
3510 List Style
1888 Long sentence Style
3037 Long sentence passim Style
641 Neologism Style
3538 Numerous adjectives Style
2507 Present tense Style
1267 Unfinished sentence Style
Vocabulary: Themes and Motifs
Term ID Term Parentsort ascending Description
2700 Eternity Supernatural
3246 Folk customs Supernatural
3133 Folklore Supernatural
1883 Ghost Supernatural
2612 Haunted house Supernatural
2608 Haunting Supernatural
1003 Insight Supernatural
2382 Phantom Supernatural
1947 Place Supernatural
2613 Sickness Supernatural
2877 Signs / Omen Supernatural
2369 Soul / Spirit Supernatural
2385 Spell Supernatural
3134 Superstitions Supernatural
2373 Telepathy Supernatural
5498 Vision Supernatural
1520 Audience response Story-telling
3062 Collaborative Story-telling
571 Communal mythology Story-telling
5226 Deadpan Story-telling
4918 Explaining Story-telling
5613 Gestures Story-telling
4919 Hunting Story-telling
1671 Old days Story-telling
1806 Reminiscence Story-telling
4127 Retelling Story-telling
5232 Risque Story-telling
1131 Story-telling passim Story-telling
Vocabulary: Relationships
Term ID Term Parentsort ascending Description
597 Adversarial Social
1140 Assailant-victim Social
3895 Club Social
759 Conflict Social
4865 Coworker Social
3304 Crowds Social
1831 Fame Social
3764 Fellow alumni of a college or university Social
4961 Gang Social
3302 Homoerotic Social
1418 Homosocial Social
547 Homosocial rivalry 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

1263 Mentorship Social
752 Neighbor Social
828 Paternalism Social
664 Snobbery Social
4969 Social organizations Social
Vocabulary: Cultural Issues
Term ID Term Parentsort ascending Description
302 AANoSecondTerm Slavery
317 Abolition Slavery
305 African origins Slavery
328 Amelioration Slavery

To mark passages where white slave owners make some attempt to improve the condition of the slaves they own; the clearest example is way Buck and Buddy McCaslin treat their slaves. SR

3178 And progress Slavery
5564 As cause of Civil War Slavery
303 Biblical analogy Slavery
293 Biblical curse Slavery
288 Big house vs quarters Slavery
5609 Buying slaves Slavery
292 Civil War Slavery
287 Commodity Slavery
309 Concubinage Slavery
2446 Courtship Slavery
326 Curse Slavery
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

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

274 Domestic labor Slavery
330 Emancipation Slavery
291 Etiquette Slavery
299 Evil Slavery
313 Family Slavery
307 Field slaves vs house slaves Slavery
280 Forced migration Slavery
315 Freedom Slavery
283 Fugitive Slavery
3743 Galley slave Slavery
2512 Growth of Slavery
324 Guilt Slavery
4985 Housing Slavery