Term ID Vocabulary Parent Termsort descending Description
4036 Cultural Issues Law Constitutional right to remain silent
5338 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Constitutive moment

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

4345 Themes and Motifs Character Constitutive moment
1529 Actions Work Construction
4214 Themes and Motifs Objects Construction tools
3198 Cultural Issues Progress Consumerism
4949 Cultural Issues Economy Consumption

This term is meant to capture the buying of goods--food, staples, hardware, etc.; goods to be bought and sold. JJ

1173 Actions Mental Contemplation
3280 Aesthetics Language Contemporary slang
2606 Actions Emotional Contempt
3088 Aesthetics Narrative Contested

I created this to capture scenes when two or more characters interrupt each other's attempt to create a narrative - specifically, in the context of the way Gavin (and sometimes the Governor) seize on parts of Temple's story that she would rather not dwell on. SR

2013 Themes and Motifs Time Continuity

Any time the past is consonant with the present, or a tradition is passed on. For example, the Hampton's being Sheriffs is a historical continuity. JB

5225 Cultural Issues Economy Contract
4549 Cultural Issues Law Contract
1528 Cultural Issues Government Contract
601 Themes and Motifs Chaos/Order Control
3632 Cultural Issues Health and Illness Convalescence
794 Actions Interaction, Private Conversation
797 Actions Verbal Conversation
1470 Aesthetics Narrative Conversation with oneself
2547 Actions Interaction, Social Conversion

Whenever a religious person changes someone's mind on religion. The example here is Hightower taming Ballanbaugh's through violent conversion. JB

5277 Cultural Issues History Convict labor
4362 Themes and Motifs Character Conviction
4718 Cultural Issues Law Conviction
4815 Themes and Motifs Texts Cook book
1118 Actions Physical Cooking
1125 Actions Domestic Cooking
4568 Aesthetics Allusion, Historical Coolidge, Calvin
3784 Environment Weather Coolness
1877 Aesthetics Allusion, Literary Cooper, James Fenimore
4856 Themes and Motifs Community Cooperation
4379 Aesthetics Allusion, Geographical Corinth, Mississippi
1178 Cultural Issues Agriculture Corn
1184 Cultural Issues Land-Use Corn farming
693 Environment Time of Year Corn planting time
692 Environment (First level term) Corn-planting time
4702 Themes and Motifs Objects Corncob
2864 Aesthetics Allusion, Historical Corot, Jean-Baptiste-Camille
1525 Themes and Motifs Objects Corpse
1788 Themes and Motifs Death Corpse
1362 Environment Place Corral
2394 Actions Moral Corrupting
1775 Cultural Issues Government Corruption
2815 Cultural Issues Law Corruption
2090 Themes and Motifs Appearance Cosmetics
4276 Cultural Issues War Cost of war
1179 Cultural Issues Agriculture Cotton
972 Cultural Issues Land-Use Cotton farming
5235 Cultural Issues Technology Cotton gin
2260 Actions Agricultural Cotton picking
2420 Cultural Issues Economy Cotton planting
695 Environment Place Cottonfield
2126 Actions Bodily Coughing
4057 Actions Legal Counsel
3548 Actions Mental Counting
534 Environment Place Country store
1309 Cultural Issues Progress Country to city

To capture the movement of people from the countryside to more urban areas, including moving from Frenchman's Bend to Jefferson, as Zilphia Gant's mother and so many Snopeses do. SR

3661 Cultural Issues Cultural Identity Country vs city
929 Environment Place Country vs city
4739 Cultural Issues Law County attorney
5256 Cultural Issues Entertainment County fair
4093 Aesthetics Figures of Speech Coupled
684 Themes and Motifs Values Courage
493 Environment Public Court
3671 Themes and Motifs Character Courteous
5200 Environment Public Courthouse
1317 Actions Interaction, Private Courting
4697 Environment Place Courtroom
4092 Environment Public Courtroom
545 Relationships Romantic Courtship
2446 Cultural Issues Slavery Courtship
815 Relationships Familial Cousin
811 Relationships Familial Cousin-cousin
3892 Aesthetics Allusion, Geographical Coventry, England
2741 Themes and Motifs Character Coward
4865 Relationships Social Coworker
2473 Themes and Motifs Animals Cows
5143 Cultural Issues Food Crackers
2062 Actions Movement Crash
2250 Actions Physical Crawling
1715 Aesthetics Symbolism Created by characters
4742 Cultural Issues Group Mentality Creating an Other
2509 Themes and Motifs Chaos/Order Creating order
1894 Themes and Motifs Chaos/Order Creation
2670 Aesthetics Figures of Speech Creditor
926 Environment Natural Creek
851 Environment Natural Creek bottom
2690 Environment Atmospheric Creepy
3713 Themes and Motifs Objects Crib / Cradle
2486 Themes and Motifs Animals Crickets
429 Cultural Issues (First level term) Crime
655 Environment Place Crime scene
4037 Cultural Issues Law Criminal assault
4038 Cultural Issues Law Criminal assault and battery
833 Cultural Issues Clothes Cross dressing
2364 Cultural Issues Gender Cross-dress
1039 Actions Movement Crossing
1596 Themes and Motifs Community Crowd
2018 Environment Atmospheric Crowded
4727 Actions Physical Crowding