Keywords

Term ID Vocabulary Parent Termsort descending Description
3684 Aesthetics Diction "Is" / "Was" to refer to present or past

This could come under Style, too -- to capture when Faulkner uses simple words like "is" or "was" as synonyms for larger concepts of past or present. Added for Quentin, but could be used in As I Lay Dying too for Darl's rumination on the same. JBP

1202 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes "Wait"

Spoken by a character to pause or slow down narration by another character so s/he can process the significance or take over the narration. The classic examples are from ABSALOM, but it's a signature verbal formula across Faulkner. JW

3442 Aesthetics Allusion, Literary A Midsummer Night's Dream
302 Cultural Issues Slavery AANoSecondTerm
1354 Relationships Marital Abandonment
910 Themes and Motifs Absence/Loss Abandonment
905 Cultural Issues Government Abdication
4089 Aesthetics Allusion, Mythical Abduction myths
317 Cultural Issues Slavery Abolition
983 Cultural Issues Land-Use Aboriginal
3420 Cultural Issues Health and Illness Abortion
3451 Aesthetics Allusion, Biblical Abraham
2880 Themes and Motifs Time Abrupt shift in time

For when a narrative makes an abrupt or unexpected shift in time - as in Benjy's narrative in S&F.

1327 Themes and Motifs Absence/Loss Absence
617 Themes and Motifs Absence/Loss Absence as disguise

This was created to note Flem Snopes' calculated absence during the horse auction, the way he has orchestrated it from behind the scene. I'm not sure this occurs with anyone but Flem, but it occurs multiple times in his case. SR

1331 Themes and Motifs Absence/Loss Absence as loss
4512 Themes and Motifs Absence/Loss Absence of sound
358 Themes and Motifs (First level term) Absence/Loss
4597 Cultural Issues Alcohol Abstinence
1386 Aesthetics Tone Absurdist
2604 Themes and Motifs Meaning Absurdity
4074 Aesthetics Language Abundance or flow of words

For whenever a text makes a point of "words" (without necessarily listing specific ones) - generalizing about them. Added for when Quentin starts thinking about being "the words coming out" as he reflects on how could he be a virgin. JBP

3374 Cultural Issues Law Abuse of office
625 Relationships Marital Abusive
3314 Environment Public Academic quad / quadrangle
740 Aesthetics Diction Accent
2562 Actions Work Accident
1372 Cultural Issues Violence Accident
1689 Themes and Motifs Chaos/Order Accident
1977 Actions Economic Accounting

This does not merely describe the specific actions of an accountant, but any formal or informal balancing of the books be it Flem Snopes, Maury Priest, or Will Varner. JB

4419 Themes and Motifs Texts Accounts
2991 Actions Verbal Accusatory
548 Cultural Issues Law Acquittal
3629 Environment Olfactory Acrid
4062 Aesthetics Narrative Adage
2695 Aesthetics Allusion, Biblical Adam
1407 Cultural Issues Health and Illness Addiction
3370 Actions Communication Addressing for mail delivery
923 Cultural Issues Age Adolescence
2799 Relationships Friendship Adult friends
2892 Relationships Friendship Adult-child
1355 Relationships Marital Adultery
858 Relationships Sexual Adultery
517 Themes and Motifs Arrivals/Departures Advent
597 Relationships Social Adversarial
1793 Cultural Issues Mass Media Advertising
3201 Cultural Issues Economy Advertising
897 Cultural Issues War Aerial combat
4099 Aesthetics Figures of Speech Affirmation

Similar to the keyword for negation, but for when a text vaguely affirms or says yes about something. (Cf. Quentin saying "we did" and "yes Yes Yes yes" on 148-49 of SF.) JBP

2796 Aesthetics Allusion, Geographical Africa
2347 Cultural Issues Religion African American

Religion with regard to either African-Americans or the African-American community. The particular example here is of Lucius Priest in the The Reivers who imagines a "Negro" sermonizing about a moral decision. R 61.8. JB

3798 Themes and Motifs Art African American music
690 Aesthetics Diction African American vernacular dialect
305 Cultural Issues Slavery African origins
626 Themes and Motifs Community African-American
3521 Aesthetics Narrative African-American folk sayings
2232 Themes and Motifs Death Afterlife
1022 Environment Time of Day Afternoon
2663 Aesthetics Allusion, Mythical Agamemnon
464 Cultural Issues (First level term) Age
1082 Actions (First level term) Agricultural
1635 Cultural Issues Land-Use Agricultural
4033 Cultural Issues Progress Agricultural
1087 Cultural Issues (First level term) Agriculture
4104 Aesthetics Language Ah Ah Ah
4105 Aesthetics Language ah ah ah
1380 Aesthetics Language Ah-Ah-Ah
4326 Aesthetics Language Ah-h-h
3470 Aesthetics Allusion, Historical Ahenobarbus
3214 Themes and Motifs Objects Air gun
3035 Cultural Issues Progress Air travel
3252 Themes and Motifs Objects Airplane
4413 Actions Violent Airplane crash
4414 Environment Auditory Airplane sound
4195 Aesthetics Allusion, Geographical Alabama
4381 Aesthetics Allusion, Historical Alabama Secession Convention
1459 Themes and Motifs Arrivals/Departures Alarm

This is whenever a character arrives or departs to communicate a message of alarm. JB

465 Cultural Issues (First level term) Alcohol
2772 Environment Olfactory Alcohol
3915 Cultural Issues Alcohol Alcoholism
3181 Aesthetics Allusion, Historical Alexander
1783 Themes and Motifs Naming Alias
1778 Cultural Issues Law Alibi
1745 Cultural Issues Law Alienating

Any time the legal system alienates a person caught up in it, whether the person is guilty or not. The direct example here is Monk, but Mink Snopes is equally alienated, because he does not understand how the system works and suffers more dire consequences because of it.

2331 Themes and Motifs Community Alienation
4447 Themes and Motifs Exile Alienation from nature
2017 Aesthetics Typography/Orthography All caps
2872 Cultural Issues Gender All-male space
1147 Relationships Marital Alleged
2014 Environment Public Alley
3010 Themes and Motifs Animals Alligators
1095 Aesthetics (First level term) Allusion, Biblical
1096 Aesthetics (First level term) Allusion, Geographical
406 Aesthetics (First level term) Allusion, Historical
1097 Aesthetics (First level term) Allusion, Literary
1098 Aesthetics (First level term) Allusion, Mythical
3448 Themes and Motifs Absence/Loss Aloneness

As in the "aloneness" Addie Bundren seeks to have violated in As I Lay Dying. EKP

2936 Aesthetics Allusion, Geographical Alps
4065 Cultural Issues Identity, Personal Alter ego / other self
3215 Aesthetics Narrative Alternative story

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