Keywords

Term ID Vocabularysort descending Parent Term Description
1774 Themes and Motifs Psychological Motivation
1779 Themes and Motifs Chaos/Order Divine plan
1783 Themes and Motifs Naming Alias
1788 Themes and Motifs Death Corpse
1789 Themes and Motifs Money Expenses
1790 Themes and Motifs Death Coffin
1797 Themes and Motifs Objects Pipe
1803 Themes and Motifs Objects Monument
1806 Themes and Motifs Story-telling Reminiscence
1807 Themes and Motifs Psychological Manipulation
1809 Themes and Motifs Animals Squirrel
1810 Themes and Motifs Objects Gun
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.

1814 Themes and Motifs Past Recent past

For events acknowledging recent occurrences that may or may not affect the present. (Added for end of "Lion," with Boon oblivious to events in the recent past while the narrator is thinking about them.)

1820 Themes and Motifs Animals Mosquitoes
1823 Themes and Motifs Objects Basket
1824 Themes and Motifs Objects Wreath
1825 Themes and Motifs Objects Ballot Box
1827 Themes and Motifs Objects Pokeberry juice
1830 Themes and Motifs Animals Named bear Ben
1832 Themes and Motifs Naming Importance of naming

When a character or narrator draws attention to a name - e.g., the narrator of "Lion" saying as "head bear," Old Ben "deserved a better name." JBP

1840 Themes and Motifs Animals Tigers
1841 Themes and Motifs Animals Elephants
1863 Themes and Motifs Home Homecoming
1864 Themes and Motifs Psychological Will to endure
1881 Themes and Motifs Memory Uncertain
1883 Themes and Motifs Supernatural Ghost
1887 Themes and Motifs Objects Wisteria
1894 Themes and Motifs Chaos/Order Creation
1897 Themes and Motifs Art Poetry
1906 Themes and Motifs Objects Photograph
1920 Themes and Motifs Community Secrecy
1921 Themes and Motifs Psychological Trauma
1923 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Paradox
1924 Themes and Motifs Morals Honor
1925 Themes and Motifs Objects Sword
1926 Themes and Motifs Character Teetotaler
1927 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Fatality
1932 Themes and Motifs Time Frozen / Static
1933 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Sun / Sunlight
1934 Themes and Motifs Art Music
1938 Themes and Motifs Appearance Similarity
1946 Themes and Motifs Objects Phaeton
1947 Themes and Motifs Supernatural Place
1948 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Threshold
1950 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Triumph
1957 Themes and Motifs Home Homesickness_Longing for home
1968 Themes and Motifs Absence/Loss Livestock
1982 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Belatedness
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

1986 Themes and Motifs Animals Fireflies
1992 Themes and Motifs Objects Saddlebag
1994 Themes and Motifs Values Determination
1995 Themes and Motifs Time Running out
1997 Themes and Motifs Money Gold
1998 Themes and Motifs Texts Deed
1999 Themes and Motifs Money Loot
2003 Themes and Motifs Body Teeth
2013 Themes and Motifs Time Continuity

Any time the past is consonant with the present, or a tradition is passed on. For example, the Hampton's being Sheriffs is a historical continuity. JB

2019 Themes and Motifs Appearance Nakedness
2020 Themes and Motifs Character Forbearance
2021 Themes and Motifs Objects Windows
2022 Themes and Motifs Character Artist
2023 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Dream
2024 Themes and Motifs Character Ruthless
2025 Themes and Motifs Character Vanity
2028 Themes and Motifs Objects Footprint
2030 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Solitude
2034 Themes and Motifs Objects Chandlier
2036 Themes and Motifs Animals Oxen
2043 Themes and Motifs Animals Wolf
2051 Themes and Motifs Time Future
2068 Themes and Motifs Objects Compass
2070 Themes and Motifs Objects Boat
2073 Themes and Motifs Death Animal Dog
2075 Themes and Motifs Objects Portmanteau
2076 Themes and Motifs Objects Tarpaulin
2080 Themes and Motifs Character Power
2082 Themes and Motifs Death Animal bear
2083 Themes and Motifs Community Posse
2084 Themes and Motifs Objects Flowers
2088 Themes and Motifs Character Swagger
2089 Themes and Motifs Absence/Loss Loss of animal companion
2090 Themes and Motifs Appearance Cosmetics
2092 Themes and Motifs Values Conscience
2093 Themes and Motifs Objects Pine knots
2094 Themes and Motifs Arrivals/Departures Leaving home
2100 Themes and Motifs Body Nose
2104 Themes and Motifs Character Unruliness
2108 Themes and Motifs Character Resolve
2110 Themes and Motifs Objects Thimble
2112 Themes and Motifs Memory Forgetting
2113 Themes and Motifs Character Playfulness
2117 Themes and Motifs Objects Guitar
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

2145 Themes and Motifs Body Scar
2150 Themes and Motifs Objects Stove
2151 Themes and Motifs Objects Dolls
2152 Themes and Motifs Money Refund
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

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