Keywords

Term ID Vocabulary Parent Termsort descending Description
4682 Cultural Issues Entertainment Dancing
2131 Actions Physical Dancing
4825 Environment Atmospheric Dangerous
3851 Aesthetics Allusion, Literary Dante's Inferno
4338 Actions Verbal Daring
870 Environment Atmospheric Dark
4236 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Dark house
5436 Aesthetics Allusion, Historical Das Kapital
5007 Aesthetics Typography/Orthography Dash
2662 Aesthetics Allusion, Historical Davis, Jefferson
698 Environment Time of Day Dawn
3556 Actions Mental Day-dreaming
1856 Environment Time of Day Daybreak
5481 Aesthetics Allusion, Historical Daymond
2069 Environment Time of Day Daytime
3552 Aesthetics Allusion, Historical De Soto, Hernando
5069 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes De Spain creates camp
2343 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Dead time
5223 Aesthetics Allusion, Historical Dead-eye Dick
5226 Themes and Motifs Story-telling Deadpan
714 Cultural Issues Health and Illness Deafness
535 Cultural Issues War Death
370 Themes and Motifs (First level term) Death
908 Relationships Romantic Death
3516 Aesthetics Figures of Speech Death / Dead imagery
3332 Themes and Motifs Death Death by water / Drowning
4799 Themes and Motifs Texts Death certificate
3916 Cultural Issues Alcohol Death from drinking
3118 Relationships Marital Death of spouse
2980 Themes and Motifs Death Death sentence
1918 Environment Domestic Space Deathbed
2257 Themes and Motifs Death Deathbed
5087 Actions Verbal Debating
1688 Aesthetics Interpretation Debunking story
607 Environment Olfactory Decay
1467 Actions Non-human Decay
4665 Environment Place Decayed house
4613 Environment Place Decayed plantation
774 Environment Time of Year December
713 Actions Moral Deception
5129 Actions Mental Deciding
2007 Cultural Issues Class Declasse

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

1593 Actions Bodily Decomposition
5306 Environment Olfactory Decomposition
3411 Themes and Motifs Community Decoration Day
2400 Themes and Motifs Values Decorum
4591 Actions Mental Deduction
1998 Themes and Motifs Texts Deed
730 Themes and Motifs Animals Deer
720 Actions Hunting Deer hunting

Event refers specifically to DEER hunting. JP

531 Actions Moral Defeat
1654 Actions Emotional Defeat
718 Cultural Issues War Defeat
4625 Actions Bodily Defecation
1133 Actions Legal Defending

Serving as a defense attorney. JW

1076 Actions Emotional Defiance
2698 Cultural Issues Class Dehumanization
1430 Actions Violent Dehumanization

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

4446 Aesthetics Figures of Speech Dehumanizing

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

3009 Cultural Issues Religion Deist
3421 Aesthetics Description Delayed decoding

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 Aesthetics Narrative Delayed revelation

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.

1169 Actions Legal Deliberating
3484 Aesthetics Allusion, Biblical Delilah
4267 Cultural Issues Health and Illness Delirium
2477 Actions Physical Delivering
1536 Actions Economic Delivery
699 Environment Natural Delta
951 Environment Natural Delta rivers
4971 Cultural Issues Politics Demagoguery
4060 Actions Verbal Demanding
4124 Actions Emotional Dementia
2593 Themes and Motifs Objects Demijohn
2900 Cultural Issues Politics Democracy
2577 Cultural Issues Politics Democrat

In The Reivers Lucius Priest defines the various positions of Conservative, Liberal, Republican, and Democrat in the following manner: "Like this: a Republican is a man who made his money; a Liberal is a man who inherited his; a Democrat is a barefoot Liberal in a cross-country race; a Conservative is a Republican who has learned to read and write." (109) Though, these positions are hardly set in stone it is important to note the distinct separation between political outlook and political party. JB

781 Cultural Issues Government Demographics
320 Cultural Issues Slavery Demographics

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

1890 Aesthetics Allusion, Mythical Demon
2458 Aesthetics Allusion, Historical Demosthenes
5430 Actions Military Demotion
2134 Cultural Issues War Demotion
4462 Themes and Motifs Death Denial
4501 Actions Emotional Denial
1492 Actions Verbal Denial
4573 Themes and Motifs Psychological Denial
5183 Cultural Issues Clothes Denim
2515 Themes and Motifs Arrivals/Departures Departing Yoknapatawpha

For characters who leave Yoknapatawpha once and for all in a text - like Bayard Sartoris at the end of Flags in the Dust or Sarty Snopes in "Barn Burning." SR

1242 Themes and Motifs Arrivals/Departures Departure
4992 Cultural Issues Food Dependable
894 Cultural Issues War Deployment
3196 Cultural Issues Government Depression-era programs
1478 Cultural Issues War Deprivation

Individuals or groups who have been deprived of resources and comfort. JB

3845 Themes and Motifs Appearance Depth / deepness
764 Themes and Motifs Absence/Loss Deracination
1437 Environment Atmospheric Dereliction
4359 Relationships Familial Descendants
1099 Aesthetics (First level term) Description
2374 Aesthetics Figures of Speech Desert island
4763 Cultural Issues War Desertion
1233 Relationships Marital Desertion

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