Term ID Vocabulary Parent Termsort descending Description
4877 Cultural Issues Crime Numbers
5585 Actions Emotional Numbness
3538 Aesthetics Style Numerous adjectives
1378 Cultural Issues Health and Illness Nursing
1206 Actions Domestic Nursing
677 Actions Emotional Nurturing
4081 Themes and Motifs Objects Oars
1463 Cultural Issues Health and Illness Obesity
2918 Actions Physical Obeying / obedience
461 Themes and Motifs (First level term) Objects
2377 Themes and Motifs Art Objet d'art
2256 Relationships Intergenerational Obligation
4191 Actions Perceptual Observing
1333 Themes and Motifs Psychological Obsession
4035 Actions Legal Obstructing justice / law enforcement officer
2731 Environment Time of Year October
2653 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Odor
3117 Themes and Motifs Absence/Loss Of loved one
5352 Themes and Motifs Death Of parent
3926 Cultural Issues Ethnicity Offensive terminology
3366 Actions Economic Offering to buy
3048 Actions Economic Offering to sell
2949 Environment Domestic Space Office
5015 Actions Work Office
942 Environment Place Office
3058 Environment Place Official office
1904 Aesthetics Allusion, Mythical Ogre
3974 Aesthetics Language Oh Oh Oh Oh
5433 Aesthetics Allusion, Geographical Ohio
3812 Cultural Issues Economy Oil business
4944 Environment Place Okatoba
4914 Aesthetics Allusion, Geographical Oklahoma
1617 Cultural Issues Age Old age
2860 Aesthetics Allusion, Geographical Old Bailey
4341 Aesthetics Allusion, Geographical Old Bailey
5024 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Old Bayard's death
1627 Themes and Motifs Past Old days
1671 Themes and Motifs Story-telling Old days
5041 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Old Frenchman's arrival
4943 Environment Place Old Jefferson
4097 Aesthetics Figures of Speech Old maid
3240 Aesthetics Allusion, Geographical Old Point Comfort, Virginia
5299 Cultural Issues History Old South and start of the war
4959 Aesthetics Allusion, Biblical Old Testament
3567 Aesthetics Allusion, Biblical Old Testament Book of Isaiah
3866 Aesthetics Allusion, Biblical Old Testament Book of Proverbs
3712 Aesthetics Allusion, Biblical Old Testament Book of Psalms
3862 Aesthetics Allusion, Biblical Old Testament Book Song of Songs
3003 Cultural Issues Identity, Personal Old vs new selves
1567 Cultural Issues Nationality Old vs New World
2201 Environment Olfactory Old woman smell

For when Faulkner texts make explicit reference to the smell of elderly (old) women - "faint odor of old maidens" in "Go Down, Moses," the "rank smell of female old flesh" in "Absalom," etc. (Question: Does Faulkner ever reference the smell of old MEN?) JBP

335 Environment (First level term) Olfactory
4017 Actions Verbal Omission
1720 Cultural Issues Identity, Personal On frontier
4695 Cultural Issues War On homefront
3870 Environment Time of Day One o'clock p.m.
5521 Cultural Issues Politics One-Party
1963 Aesthetics Typography/Orthography Onomatopoeia
1985 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Open secret

Any moment when everyone or many people in a place know something to be true, but they pretend not to know it. For example, everyone knows Linda is not Flem's child, but pretends to not know, just as everyone pretends John Powell brings his gun to work but people pretend he does not. JB

3354 Themes and Motifs Objects Opera glass
3546 Themes and Motifs Community Opinion
2258 Themes and Motifs Character Opportunism
4007 Environment Atmospheric Oppressive
3881 Environment Natural Orchard
4835 Themes and Motifs Chaos/Order Order
4048 Themes and Motifs Chaos/Order Order in a courtroom
3265 Actions Verbal Ordering
4652 Themes and Motifs Community Ordinary
5162 Themes and Motifs Objects Organ
3975 Cultural Issues Sexuality Orgasm
3122 Aesthetics Narrative Origin
913 Relationships Familial Orphan
5150 Environment Place Orphanage
4084 Aesthetics Allusion, Literary Othello
336 Environment (First level term) Otherworldly
1387 Themes and Motifs Chaos/Order Out of ordered place

This phrase derives from the last words of The Sound and the Fury: "each in its ordered place." It is used when the expected order is radically unsettled, such as when one of the spotted horses goes inside Mrs. Littlejohn's house or the mule gets into Mrs. Hait's yard, and so on. SR

1462 Environment Domestic Space Outhouse
4745 Cultural Issues Cultural Identity Outlander
2543 Environment Place Outlaw country

On a number of occasions, Faulkner makes reference to stretches of outlaw country. Places where illegal and illicit practices transpire, but there is no enforcement by local or federal authority. This is particular in reference to Frenchman's Bend in the Hamlet, but also Ballenbaugh's historic emergence in the Reivers. JB

886 Actions Emotional Outrage
756 Themes and Motifs Absence/Loss Over time
1026 Cultural Issues Clothes Overalls
1383 Actions Perceptual Overhearing
3682 Environment Olfactory Oversweet organic

Honeysuckle, but also the blooms from the "heaven tree" in Sanctuary, etc.

4334 Actions Emotional Overwhelmed
2743 Aesthetics Tone Overwrought

This label is as subjective as it is possibly contentious, yet I have created for those instances in which the tone appears too highfalutin, philosophical, or otherwise "fancy" in relation to the subject matter at hand. The specific example, is from The Reivers when Lucius Priest constantly reflects on his younger self in mock-epic fashion to describe his battles with "Virtue". JB

2121 Themes and Motifs Money Owed

This keyword is for when a character claims or otherwise believes he or she is owed money (to repay a debt, as payment for labor, etc.). -JBP

5304 Themes and Motifs Animals Owl
3381 Environment Auditory Owls
282 Cultural Issues Slavery Ownership

For moments in the texts where owning slaves is evoked as a marker of status or wealth, as when Jason Compson connects his family pride to the fact that his ancestors owned slaves. SR

4947 Cultural Issues Land-Use Ownership
939 Themes and Motifs Animals Ownership
5305 Cultural Issues Agriculture Ownership
2541 Actions Movement Ox
2036 Themes and Motifs Animals Oxen
3465 Cultural Issues Education Oxford
3599 Aesthetics Allusion, Geographical Oxford, England
4371 Aesthetics Allusion, Geographical Oxford, Mississippi
1892 Aesthetics Figures of Speech Oxymoron
2830 Aesthetics Allusion, Geographical Ozarks