Term ID Vocabulary Parent Termsort descending Description
2876 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Sleeping in same bed

For when two characters (usually black and white) sleep in the same bed; Benjy with Luster in S&F, Lucas and Henry in GDM, etc. -JBP

2999 Cultural Issues Health and Illness Sleeping pill
5336 Actions Bodily Sleeplessness
4600 Actions Bodily Sleepy
1455 Themes and Motifs Objects Slipper
2998 Themes and Motifs Arrivals/Departures Slipping out at night

I needed a way to convey characters who secretly leave at night for some reason - Miss Quentin in S&F, but there is also Lena Grove and Joe Christmas in Light in August and probably others. Perhaps this could/should be a recurring trope? -JBP

4027 Aesthetics Figures of Speech Slot machine
4505 Cultural Issues Health and Illness Smallpox
2978 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Smelled like trees
2800 Actions Bodily Smelling
498 Actions Perceptual Smelling
4450 Environment Olfactory Smelling black
2240 Environment Olfactory Smelling death
2930 Environment Olfactory Smelling trees
3575 Environment Olfactory Smelling water
4569 Aesthetics Allusion, Historical Smith, Al
5111 Aesthetics Allusion, Literary Smith, Thorne
4540 Environment Olfactory Smoke
3780 Cultural Issues Progress Smoke stack
2027 Environment Place Smokehouse
802 Actions Bodily Smoking
4743 Cultural Issues Health and Illness Smoking habit
5468 Aesthetics Allusion, Literary Smollett, Tobias
1590 Themes and Motifs Animals Snake
2618 Aesthetics Allusion, Biblical Snake
2098 Actions Movement Sneaking
4922 Aesthetics Language snicksnicksnick...
664 Relationships Social Snobbery
1357 Cultural Issues Class Snopesism
3468 Actions Bodily Snoring
2747 Environment Weather Snow
4567 Themes and Motifs Objects Soap
2988 Cultural Issues Alcohol Sobriety
4978 Cultural Issues Progress Social
405 Relationships (First level term) Social
4603 Actions Verbal Social criticism
3020 Themes and Motifs Money Social force
676 Themes and Motifs Community Social life
3452 Cultural Issues Class Social mobility
4646 Themes and Motifs Chaos/Order Social order|disorder
4969 Relationships Social Social organizations
2422 Actions Interaction, Social Social protest
3089 Relationships Marital Social respectability
2107 Cultural Issues Group Mentality Social Shaming
275 Cultural Issues Slavery Social value
2456 Cultural Issues Religion Social welfare as substitute
1358 Cultural Issues Prejudice Socio-economic
2885 Cultural Issues Clothes Socks
4781 Cultural Issues Food Soda
1176 Cultural Issues Agriculture Soil quality
709 Cultural Issues Identity, Personal Soldier
3746 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Sole owner and proprietor
2585 Cultural Issues Race Solidarity

Whenever characters feel a relationship or shared purpose with another character due to racial affinity. In the specific example, Lucius imagines that Ned and Minnie have some type of relationship because they are both African-American (117). JB

2592 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Solitary
2030 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Solitude
4611 Aesthetics Allusion, Biblical Solomon
2358 Themes and Motifs Character Sophistication
2369 Themes and Motifs Supernatural Soul / Spirit
2607 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Sound of a gunshot
4353 Environment Auditory Sound of drums
3478 Aesthetics Allusion, Geographical South America
3653 Aesthetics Allusion, Geographical South Bend, Indiana
3307 Aesthetics Allusion, Geographical South Carolina
3180 Cultural Issues Identity, Cultural South vs North
327 Cultural Issues Slavery Southern curse
3871 Aesthetics Diction Southern dialect
3663 Cultural Issues Cultural Identity Southern identity
3028 Cultural Issues History Southern secession
4233 Cultural Issues Identity, Cultural Southern stereotype
924 Cultural Issues Gender Southern woman
3360 Cultural Issues Materialism Souvenir
3486 Actions Work Sowing
4960 Aesthetics Figures of Speech Space program
1964 Aesthetics Typography/Orthography Spacing
4937 Aesthetics Allusion, Geographical Spain
5017 Aesthetics Language Spanish
4301 Actions Communication Spanish
2142 Cultural Issues War Spanish American War
5355 Cultural Issues History Spanish Civil War
4579 Aesthetics Allusion, Historical Spanish-American War
3318 Themes and Motifs Animals Sparrow
2960 Environment Place Speakeasy
4592 Actions Communication Speaking
4023 Cultural Issues Clothes Spectacles
4576 Actions Interaction, Social Spectate

Whenever a group of people are watching an event unfold. For example, when the soldiers watch Buck and Buddy play cards in the Unvanquished (50). JB

2234 Environment Atmospheric Spectral
519 Actions Verbal Speculation
1234 Actions Mental Speculation
1755 Actions Verbal Speech

Any time someone give a speech, in this case Monk. JB

2289 Cultural Issues Modernity Speed

Any time characters experience new speeds as a result of modernization. This could be speeds achieved by car, train, or flight, but also more abstract speeds like the speed of communication due to the telephone. The specific example is when Lucius Priest accidentally spits in his wife's face while motoring. JB

2385 Themes and Motifs Supernatural Spell
5438 Aesthetics Allusion, Literary Spenser, Edmund
541 Cultural Issues Age Spinsterhood
4901 Environment Atmospheric Spiritual
1634 Cultural Issues Land-Use Spiritual
1917 Actions Movement Spitting
2288 Actions Bodily Spitting
1487 Cultural Issues War Spoils
3840 Actions Play Sport-fencing
731 Cultural Issues Clothes Sports