Term ID Vocabulary Parent Termsort descending Description
4475 Aesthetics Allusion, Biblical Leprosy
3806 Aesthetics Allusion, Mythical Lethe
788 Themes and Motifs Objects Letter
1494 Actions Communication Letter
1705 Themes and Motifs Texts Letter of protest
1343 Themes and Motifs Texts Letters
3906 Aesthetics Allusion, Geographical Lexington, Virginia
2578 Cultural Issues Politics Liberal

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

1695 Themes and Motifs Values Liberty
3920 Themes and Motifs Appearance Librarian look
789 Environment Domestic Space Library
733 Environment Place Library
5597 Themes and Motifs Objects License Plate
3821 Environment Natural Lichen / fungi
3766 Cultural Issues Education Life after graduation
1352 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Life as repetition
3147 Actions Physical Lifting
728 Environment Atmospheric Light
5601 Cultural Issues Technology Lighting

For when a text makes explicit reference to electric lighting (as opposed to light from fires, candles, etc.) JBP

1222 Themes and Motifs Animals Lightning bugs
3303 Themes and Motifs Death Like death
2693 Aesthetics Allusion, Biblical Lilith
3221 Aesthetics Allusion, Mythical Lilith
5656 Aesthetics Allusion, Literary Lilliput
5515 Aesthetics Allusion, Geographical Limbourg, Belgium
3419 Themes and Motifs Death Liminal

For events in which the boundary between life and death is blurred, such as when Dewey Dell describes her father as looking "like right after the maul hits the steer and it no longer alive and dont yet know that it is dead." EKP

3833 Themes and Motifs Meaning Limitations of words / language
3652 Actions Movement Limousine
4411 Actions Bodily Limping
1441 Actions Movement Limping
2326 Aesthetics Allusion, Historical Lincoln, Abraham
3217 Aesthetics Allusion, Historical Lind, Jenny
2795 Themes and Motifs Animals Lion
2794 Actions Hunting Lion hunting
3990 Themes and Motifs Body Lips
3510 Aesthetics Style List
944 Actions Verbal Listen
697 Actions Perceptual Listening
4315 Actions Communication Listening
4670 Themes and Motifs Art Lithographs
3271 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Little sister
2055 Actions Work Livery stable
2010 Environment Place Livery stable
4907 Cultural Issues Agriculture Livestock
1968 Themes and Motifs Absence/Loss Livestock
1868 Actions Agricultural Livestock care
4773 Environment Domestic Space Livestock pen
1812 Themes and Motifs Time Living in the present

Added to describe Boon Hogganbeck at end of "Lion" (and related texts like "The Bear" in GDM) - someone "living in the moment," with no regard at all to the past.

5084 Aesthetics Allusion, Literary Livy
3363 Actions Physical Loading
2728 Cultural Issues Government Local laws and regulations
3863 Cultural Issues Hunting and Fishing Local legend
3382 Themes and Motifs Community Local legends

I created this term in response to the local legend of Melisandre Backus Harriss that Chick inherits in "Knight's Gambit."--LW

2419 Cultural Issues Slavery Local origins
5566 Cultural Issues Politics Local political bosses
4215 Aesthetics Description Location portrait
4101 Aesthetics Figures of Speech Locked
3155 Actions Physical Locking a door
1717 Actions Legal Locking up
2455 Themes and Motifs Objects Locks
2485 Environment Olfactory Locust
2548 Environment Domestic Space Loft
1181 Environment Domestic Space Log house
2760 Environment Domestic Space Log yard
2046 Cultural Issues Land-Use Logging
4360 Actions Mental Logically reasoning
2827 Aesthetics Allusion, Geographical London
2157 Environment Place Lonelier parts of town

Term for when a text makes reference to parts of town with fewer people or streets -- outskirts, edge of town, "less frequented" (as in "Miss Zilphia Gant"), and so forth. JBP

5440 Aesthetics Allusion, Geographical Long Island, New York
3621 Themes and Motifs Naming Long name
2158 Themes and Motifs Time Long passage of time

Perhaps self-evident, but for when a text makes a huge jump in time very quickly -- Zilphia Gant sitting beside the window "for twelve years," for instance. JBP

1888 Aesthetics Style Long sentence
3037 Aesthetics Style Long sentence passim
3447 Actions Emotional Longing
3270 Themes and Motifs Death Longing for death
1215 Aesthetics Allusion, Historical Longstreet, James
5146 Actions Bodily Looking
689 Actions Perceptual Looking
3497 Actions Perceptual Looking away
3955 Actions Perceptual Looking back
5061 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Looking upon evil
4812 Aesthetics Allusion, Historical Lookout Mountain
2596 Aesthetics Figures of Speech Loom
1999 Themes and Motifs Money Loot
2335 Cultural Issues Crime Looting
2819 Aesthetics Allusion, Literary Lord Fauntleroy
5554 Aesthetics Allusion, Geographical Los Angeles
4680 Actions Bodily Losing consciousness
2563 Actions Work Losing job
3826 Themes and Motifs Absence/Loss Losing vs never having

Added for when Quentin makes the observation, about a man who castrated himself, "It's not not having them. It's never to have had them." I believe similar ideas crop up elsewhere in Faulkner - distinguishing between having and losing, or never having in the first place. JBP

2299 Actions Bodily Losing weight
2089 Themes and Motifs Absence/Loss Loss of animal companion
5570 Cultural Issues Health and Illness Loss of eyesight
2439 Cultural Issues Land-Use Loss of flora
3132 Themes and Motifs Absence/Loss Loss of innocence
2450 Themes and Motifs Absence/Loss Loss of object
767 Cultural Issues Land-Use Loss of wilderness
2438 Cultural Issues Land-Use Loss of wildlife
2216 Themes and Motifs Money Lost
948 Cultural Issues Region Lost Cause