Keywords

Term ID Vocabularysort ascending Parent Term Description
2265 Themes and Motifs Death Burial
2266 Themes and Motifs Character Comforter
2269 Themes and Motifs Objects Fish
2271 Themes and Motifs Philosophical Movement
2272 Themes and Motifs Philosophical Luck
2296 Themes and Motifs Values Virtue
2304 Themes and Motifs Time Just in time

Whenever a character arrives or performs an action, or event happens "just in time" or in the "nick of time." That is, there is narrative anticipation for time running out, but things are saved at the last moment. JB

2308 Themes and Motifs Character Regal
2310 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Performance
2314 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Illusion
2322 Themes and Motifs Appearance Beautiful/handsome
2324 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Illusion
2331 Themes and Motifs Community Alienation
2332 Themes and Motifs Character Personality change
2333 Themes and Motifs Objects Hammer
2334 Themes and Motifs Character Integrity
2337 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Doom
2340 Themes and Motifs Objects Chamber pot
2342 Themes and Motifs Objects Keys
2343 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Dead time
2353 Themes and Motifs Past Innocence
2358 Themes and Motifs Character Sophistication
2359 Themes and Motifs Character Barbarism
2360 Themes and Motifs Psychological Unconscious
2366 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Imitation
2368 Themes and Motifs Character Provincialism
2369 Themes and Motifs Supernatural Soul / Spirit
2373 Themes and Motifs Supernatural Telepathy
2377 Themes and Motifs Art Objet d'art
2378 Themes and Motifs Meaning Meaninglessness
2379 Themes and Motifs Animals Ants
2382 Themes and Motifs Supernatural Phantom
2383 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Secret
2384 Themes and Motifs Values Devotion
2385 Themes and Motifs Supernatural Spell
2389 Themes and Motifs Character Naivety
2398 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Eternal feminine
2400 Themes and Motifs Values Decorum
2402 Themes and Motifs Philosophical Evolution
2403 Themes and Motifs Character Gambler
2406 Themes and Motifs Values Providence
2407 Themes and Motifs Character Inherited traits
2408 Themes and Motifs Morals Faith
2411 Themes and Motifs Naming Promotional
2416 Themes and Motifs Chaos/Order Restoring order
2418 Themes and Motifs Past Yoknapatawpha founders
2421 Themes and Motifs Exile Indian Removal
2427 Themes and Motifs Meaning Interpretation of symbol
2429 Themes and Motifs Community Preserving order
2433 Themes and Motifs Naming Change over time
2441 Themes and Motifs Body Weight
2450 Themes and Motifs Absence/Loss Loss of object
2451 Themes and Motifs Objects Hunting horn
2452 Themes and Motifs Objects Books
2453 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Searching
2454 Themes and Motifs Objects Keys
2455 Themes and Motifs Objects Locks
2460 Themes and Motifs Absence/Loss Attempt to find substitute
2462 Themes and Motifs Animals Pony
2464 Themes and Motifs Objects Fox-horn
2466 Themes and Motifs Objects Fan
2467 Themes and Motifs Animals Bumble-bee
2469 Themes and Motifs Objects Bottle
2470 Themes and Motifs Objects Wheel
2473 Themes and Motifs Animals Cows
2474 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Hands in pockets
2476 Themes and Motifs Objects Ice
2486 Themes and Motifs Animals Crickets
2491 Themes and Motifs Body Moustache
2494 Themes and Motifs Character Tenderness
2497 Themes and Motifs Objects Milk
2503 Themes and Motifs Arrivals/Departures Arrival in Yoknapatawpha
2509 Themes and Motifs Chaos/Order Creating order
2511 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Chasing a person

For the many instances when a human being is hunted by others - the slave in "Red Leaves," the architect in Absalom!, Christmas several times in Light in August, Miss Quentin in The Sound and the Fury, etc. SR

2515 Themes and Motifs Arrivals/Departures Departing Yoknapatawpha

For characters who leave Yoknapatawpha once and for all in a text - like Bayard Sartoris at the end of Flags in the Dust or Sarty Snopes in "Barn Burning." SR

2518 Themes and Motifs Objects Marble columns
2526 Themes and Motifs Values Durability
2527 Themes and Motifs Time Town clock
2531 Themes and Motifs Animals Pigeons
2532 Themes and Motifs Determinism Fated

Created to describe a situation that seems meant to be, as when Susan Reed seems destined for Hawkshaw's barbershop in "Hair." --LW & BR

2534 Themes and Motifs Objects Hand grip
2536 Themes and Motifs Objects Second-hand

These are items that get passed from person to person and re-purposed. Much of this happens in the Snopes family, but there are also other examples. JB

2537 Themes and Motifs Objects Gasoline

Any time gasoline and fuel is mentioned as an object, not with regard to smell. It occurs a number of times in The Reivers as a fetishistic object of modernity. JB

2553 Themes and Motifs Objects Plow
2559 Themes and Motifs Objects Gold tooth
2570 Themes and Motifs Animals Termites
2581 Themes and Motifs Animals Gamecock
2592 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Solitary
2593 Themes and Motifs Objects Demijohn
2594 Themes and Motifs Objects Tombstone
2598 Themes and Motifs Body Voice
2600 Themes and Motifs Time Permanence
2603 Themes and Motifs Objects Stove polish
2604 Themes and Motifs Meaning Absurdity
2607 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Sound of a gunshot
2608 Themes and Motifs Supernatural Haunting
2609 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Touch
2612 Themes and Motifs Supernatural Haunted house
2613 Themes and Motifs Supernatural Sickness
2615 Themes and Motifs Body Brain / mind

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