Keywords

Term ID Vocabulary Parent Termsort ascending Description
4105 Aesthetics Language ah ah ah
1087 Cultural Issues (First level term) Agriculture
1082 Actions (First level term) Agricultural
1635 Cultural Issues Land-Use Agricultural
4033 Cultural Issues Progress Agricultural
5606 Cultural Issues Age Agelessness
464 Cultural Issues (First level term) Age
2663 Aesthetics Allusion, Mythical Agamemnon
1022 Environment Time of Day Afternoon
2232 Themes and Motifs Death Afterlife
3521 Aesthetics Narrative African-American folk sayings
626 Themes and Motifs Community African-American
305 Cultural Issues Slavery African origins
690 Aesthetics Diction African American vernacular dialect
3798 Themes and Motifs Art African American music
2347 Cultural Issues Religion African American

Religion with regard to either African-Americans or the African-American community. The particular example here is of Lucius Priest in the The Reivers who imagines a "Negro" sermonizing about a moral decision. R 61.8. JB

2796 Aesthetics Allusion, Geographical Africa
4099 Aesthetics Figures of Speech Affirmation

Similar to the keyword for negation, but for when a text vaguely affirms or says yes about something. (Cf. Quentin saying "we did" and "yes Yes Yes yes" on 148-49 of SF.) JBP

5401 Themes and Motifs Meaning Aesthetic experience
897 Cultural Issues War Aerial combat
1793 Cultural Issues Mass Media Advertising
3201 Cultural Issues Economy Advertising
597 Relationships Social Adversarial
517 Themes and Motifs Arrivals/Departures Advent
1355 Relationships Marital Adultery
858 Relationships Sexual Adultery
2892 Relationships Friendship Adult-child
5349 Cultural Issues Sexuality Adult-adolescent
2799 Relationships Friendship Adult friends
5159 Relationships Familial Adoptive
923 Cultural Issues Age Adolescence
3370 Actions Communication Addressing for mail delivery
5348 Aesthetics Style Address to reader
1407 Cultural Issues Health and Illness Addiction
2695 Aesthetics Allusion, Biblical Adam
4062 Aesthetics Narrative Adage
3629 Environment Olfactory Acrid
548 Cultural Issues Law Acquittal
2991 Actions Verbal Accusatory
4419 Themes and Motifs Texts Accounts
1977 Actions Economic Accounting

This does not merely describe the specific actions of an accountant, but any formal or informal balancing of the books be it Flem Snopes, Maury Priest, or Will Varner. JB

2562 Actions Work Accident
1372 Cultural Issues Violence Accident
1689 Themes and Motifs Chaos/Order Accident
5171 Actions Mental Accepting
740 Aesthetics Diction Accent
3314 Environment Public Academic quad / quadrangle
5089 Cultural Issues Education Academia
625 Relationships Marital Abusive
3374 Cultural Issues Law Abuse of office
4074 Aesthetics Language Abundance or flow of words

For whenever a text makes a point of "words" (without necessarily listing specific ones) - generalizing about them. Added for when Quentin starts thinking about being "the words coming out" as he reflects on how could he be a virgin. JBP

2604 Themes and Motifs Meaning Absurdity
1386 Aesthetics Tone Absurdist
4597 Cultural Issues Alcohol Abstinence
358 Themes and Motifs (First level term) Absence/Loss
4512 Themes and Motifs Absence/Loss Absence of sound
5275 Themes and Motifs Absence/Loss Absence as presence
1331 Themes and Motifs Absence/Loss Absence as loss
617 Themes and Motifs Absence/Loss Absence as disguise

This was created to note Flem Snopes' calculated absence during the horse auction, the way he has orchestrated it from behind the scene. I'm not sure this occurs with anyone but Flem, but it occurs multiple times in his case. SR

1327 Themes and Motifs Absence/Loss Absence
2880 Themes and Motifs Time Abrupt shift in time

For when a narrative makes an abrupt or unexpected shift in time - as in Benjy's narrative in S&F.

3451 Aesthetics Allusion, Biblical Abraham
3420 Cultural Issues Health and Illness Abortion
983 Cultural Issues Land-Use Aboriginal
317 Cultural Issues Slavery Abolition
4089 Aesthetics Allusion, Mythical Abduction myths
905 Cultural Issues Government Abdication
1354 Relationships Marital Abandonment
910 Themes and Motifs Absence/Loss Abandonment
5077 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Ab's war wound
302 Cultural Issues Slavery AANoSecondTerm
5317 Aesthetics Language Aaahhhhhhh
3442 Aesthetics Allusion, Literary A Midsummer Night's Dream
5614 Cultural Issues History 1860 Election of Lincoln
1202 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes "Wait"

Spoken by a character to pause or slow down narration by another character so s/he can process the significance or take over the narration. The classic examples are from ABSALOM, but it's a signature verbal formula across Faulkner. JW

3684 Aesthetics Diction "Is" / "Was" to refer to present or past

This could come under Style, too -- to capture when Faulkner uses simple words like "is" or "was" as synonyms for larger concepts of past or present. Added for Quentin, but could be used in As I Lay Dying too for Darl's rumination on the same. JBP

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