Vocabulary: Themes and Motifs
Term ID Termsort descending Parent Description
4674 Canteen Objects
1385 Capture as loss Absence/Loss
670 Car Objects
1350 Car accident Death
3402 Cards Objects
2724 Carnival Community
906 Case file Texts
4853 Cash Money
5161 Catechism Objects
2722 Cats Animals
593 Cattle Animals
3855 Cautious Character
745 Census Texts
3066 Chair Objects
2340 Chamber pot Objects
2034 Chandlier Objects
2433 Change over time Naming
1369 Chaos Chaos/Order
385 Chaos/Order (First level term)
366 Character (First level term)
4656 Charity Values
2511 Chasing a person Recurring Tropes

For the many instances when a human being is hunted by others - the slave in "Red Leaves," the architect in Absalom!, Christmas several times in Light in August, Miss Quentin in The Sound and the Fury, etc. SR

Vocabulary: Cultural Issues
Term ID Termsort descending Parent Description
4252 Cap Clothes
1962 Capture War
2301 Car Technology
4593 Car theft Crime
4465 Car tire Technology
2226 Carpetbaggers History
1416 Cars Progress
4390 Caste system Class
2571 Castration Violence
4275 Casualties of war War
2808 Catholicism Religion
2544 Cattle rustling Crime
4805 Cemetery decorations Ritual
5283 Chain gang Law
2137 Challenge Religion

When characters actively set themselves at odds with a religious deity or institution, such as when Jewel in AILD gripes, "if there is a God what the hell is He for." EP

2920 Champagne Alcohol
4736 Chancellor Law
3395 Change of environment Health and Illness

Created for people like Melisandre Backus Harriss's children who relocate to Europe for their health.--LW

4271 Changing clothes Clothes
2047 Changing customs Modernity
2294 Changing relationships Gender

Any time the changing norms and values surrounding gender are commented upon. JB

3297 Chapel Service (morning prayers) Education
Vocabulary: Environment
Term ID Termsort descending Parent Description
1767 Capital Place
1768 Capitol Place
1961 Carpentry Auditory
2351 Carriage house Domestic Space
4296 Cars passing Auditory
4807 Car|truck movement Auditory
3445 Cave Natural
3593 Cavern / Grotto Natural
4100 Cedar trees Natural
2919 Cellar Domestic Space
3890 Cemetery Place
1669 Chaos Atmospheric
3623 Chapel Public
Vocabulary: Aesthetics
Term ID Termsort descending Parent Description
3005 Capitalization Typography/Orthography
4500 Capone, Al Allusion, Historical
2638 Carcassonne Allusion, Geographical
4564 Carolina Allusion, Geographical
1931 Cassandra Allusion, Mythical
5085 Cataline / Catiline Allusion, Literary
1496 Centaur Allusion, Mythical
5405 Central Park Allusion, Geographical
3423 Cerberus Allusion, Mythical
4303 Cervantes, Miguel de Allusion, Literary
1891 Chains Figures of Speech
5451 Chaplin, Charlie Allusion, Historical
1153 Character portrait Description
966 Character portrait Style
3579 Charles River Allusion, Geographical
3241 Charleston, South Carolina Allusion, Geographical
Vocabulary: Actions
Term ID Termsort descending Parent Description
3930 Capture Physical
4829 Capturing prisoners Military
499 Car Movement
3487 Car accident Violent
2942 Car horn Communication
2074 Card playing Play

Added for moments when it is unclear if (a) the game is poker, or (b) if gambling is occurring. -JBP

2501 Care Domestic
5577 Caressing Bodily
1448 Caring Emotional
888 Carpenter Work
1603 Carpentry Economic
1246 Carriage Movement
1952 Carrying Physical
4344 Cart Movement
3824 Castration Violent
2923 Celebration Interaction, Social
4213 Censorship Communication
3002 Changing one's mind Mental
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

3450 Chanting Verbal
2914 Charge/accuse Legal
1754 Charity Interaction, Social

Here charity is understood as a communal act and is therefore a social interaction. JB

3931 Chase Physical
1498 Chasing Movement
Vocabulary: Relationships
Term ID Termsort descending Parent Description
2214 Caretaker-mentally challenged person Hierarchical
4086 Certificate Marital
2725 Charity Civic