Term ID Vocabulary Parent Termsort descending Description
495 Aesthetics Figures of Speech Monument
2049 Environment Place Moon
1427 Environment Natural Moon
3946 Environment Otherworldly Moon / Lunar
603 Environment Atmospheric Moonlit
3935 Cultural Issues Economy Moonshine
3249 Cultural Issues Alcohol Moonshine
3934 Cultural Issues Crime Moonshining
350 Actions (First level term) Moral
1630 Themes and Motifs Values Moral authority
3722 Themes and Motifs Morals Morality
4405 Actions Verbal Moralizing
1092 Themes and Motifs (First level term) Morals
5390 Aesthetics Allusion, Historical Morgan, J.P.
4324 Aesthetics Allusion, Historical Morgan, John Hunt
492 Environment Time of Day Morning
2057 Aesthetics Allusion, Biblical Moses
1820 Themes and Motifs Animals Mosquitoes
3980 Environment Natural Moss
2336 Aesthetics Figures of Speech Moth
604 Relationships Familial Mother-daughter
1271 Relationships Familial Mother-daughter passim
4550 Relationships Familial Mother-in-law
4837 Relationships Familial Mother-infant
656 Relationships Familial Mother-son
2472 Relationships Familial Mother-son
1859 Relationships Familial Motherhood

As a part of one's identity. I created it when Temple Drake (in Requiem) notes that she had become a mother but never exorcised her culturally improper sexual desires. SR

1774 Themes and Motifs Psychological Motivation
2277 Cultural Issues Law Motor vehicle

This keyword notes the creation and enforcement of motor vehicle laws. Notably the prohibition on automobiles by Colonel John Sartoris. JB

2274 Environment Place Motordrome
2278 Cultural Issues Entertainment Motoring

Any time someone goes driving for recreational reasons. JB

2285 Cultural Issues Clothes Motoring clothes

Clothes that people wear when they go for a drive. JB

5393 Themes and Motifs Texts Mottoes
4765 Aesthetics Allusion, Geographical Mottstown
5386 Aesthetics Allusion, Geographical Mount Vernon
3540 Environment Natural Mountains
1656 Cultural Issues Clothes Mourning
3054 Actions Emotional Mourning
2491 Themes and Motifs Body Moustache
2995 Themes and Motifs Body Mouth
351 Actions (First level term) Movement
2271 Themes and Motifs Philosophical Movement
2242 Cultural Issues Migration Movement to city

This keyword refers to references or descriptions of characters who move from a less urban to a more urban environment, and is equally appropriate when someone moves from Frenchman's Bend to Jefferson and when someone from Jefferson moves to Memphis or New York. SR

1285 Cultural Issues Entertainment Movies
1287 Cultural Issues Mass Media Movies
4790 Themes and Motifs Death Moving a dead body
4953 Cultural Issues History Moving away
4806 Environment Auditory Moving wagon
5376 Aesthetics Allusion, Historical Mozart
3541 Environment Natural Mud
1128 Actions Movement Mule
661 Themes and Motifs Animals Mules
3207 Cultural Issues Cultural Identity Multiculturalism
4307 Relationships Romantic Multiple

I created this term for Gavin Stevens's multiple romantic relationships in Knight's Gambit to capture the emotional rather than sexual nature of his attachments.--LW

3561 Aesthetics Narrative Multiple quotations in a single paragraph
3152 Actions Verbal Mumbling
1722 Cultural Issues Government Municipal meeting
5568 Aesthetics Allusion, Historical Murat, Joachim
819 Actions Violent Murder
2229 Themes and Motifs Death Murder
750 Cultural Issues Crime Murder
2771 Environment Auditory Murmur
4637 Cultural Issues Entertainment Music
300 Cultural Issues Slavery Music
4481 Environment Auditory Music
1934 Themes and Motifs Art Music
4207 Aesthetics Figures of Speech Musical imagery
4317 Themes and Motifs Objects Musical instrument
2858 Environment Olfactory Must
1469 Cultural Issues Health and Illness Mute
4846 Actions Violent Mutilation
852 Themes and Motifs Arrivals/Departures Mysterious
877 Themes and Motifs Meaning Mystery
1172 Aesthetics Genre Conventions Mystery
2220 Themes and Motifs Objects Nail
2389 Themes and Motifs Character Naivety
5137 Themes and Motifs Body Naked
2019 Themes and Motifs Appearance Nakedness
1830 Themes and Motifs Animals Named bear Ben
860 Themes and Motifs Animals Named dog Lion
1166 Themes and Motifs Naming Named for historical figure
463 Themes and Motifs (First level term) Naming
2280 Cultural Issues Race Naming

The informal names given to people of another race, especially African-Americans. In particular, names like "Uncle" or "Mammy" stand out here. This is a bit distinct from "Naming slavery" as these practices post-date enslavement. JB

1057 Actions Verbal Naming self
311 Cultural Issues Slavery Naming slaves
5051 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Nancy confronts white man
3141 Themes and Motifs Objects Napkin
1685 Aesthetics Allusion, Historical Napoleon
5217 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Narcissa marries Bayard
5033 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Narcissa's anonymous letters
3848 Aesthetics Allusion, Mythical Narcissus
411 Aesthetics (First level term) Narrative
4382 Aesthetics Narrative Narrative anomaly
4395 Aesthetics Narrative Narrative shift
2901 Aesthetics Allusion, Geographical Nashville, Tennessee
4941 Aesthetics Allusion, Geographical Natchez Trace
4325 Aesthetics Allusion, Geographical Natchez, Mississippi
4246 Cultural Issues Identity, Cultural National
1713 Cultural Issues Government National authority
474 Cultural Issues (First level term) Nationality