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Term ID Vocabularysort ascending Parent Term Description
4095 Themes and Motifs Objects Plant mint
4116 Themes and Motifs Money Treasure
4118 Themes and Motifs Objects Metal detector
4119 Themes and Motifs Money Check
4120 Themes and Motifs Money Silver dollar
4123 Themes and Motifs Naming Wrong name
4127 Themes and Motifs Story-telling Retelling
4132 Themes and Motifs Texts Title
4134 Themes and Motifs Money Inheritance
4136 Themes and Motifs Community Knowledge
4146 Themes and Motifs Animals Insects crickets
4148 Themes and Motifs Absence/Loss Missing
4150 Themes and Motifs Objects Willow tree
4161 Themes and Motifs Objects Scythe
4171 Themes and Motifs Animals Sentience

Created to capture passages which describe an animal as thinking, knowing - specifically, for the way the horse and the hunting dogs "know where" the deer was hiding "as good as we did" in "Race at Morning," a knowledge that is seen is their behavior (299). SR

4177 Themes and Motifs Animals Point-of-view

Created for a moment in "Race at Morning" when the narrator imagines what the hunted deer is seeing and thinking. There may not be other instances of this, but to open up the narrative to the subjectivity of an animal seems worth noting. SR

4188 Themes and Motifs Home Distance from home

For moments when somebody thinks how far they've come from where they live. SR

4197 Themes and Motifs Appearance Nondescript
4198 Themes and Motifs Arrivals/Departures Return to Yoknapatawpha
4205 Themes and Motifs Objects Farming tools
4206 Themes and Motifs Past Past vs present
4209 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Apparition
4210 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Vanishing
4211 Themes and Motifs Body Physical disability
4214 Themes and Motifs Objects Construction tools
4216 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Apotheosis
4218 Themes and Motifs Futility Nothing to do

"There's nothing else I can do now," Elly thinks (207). Reaching a point where no further options or ways forward can be imagined.

4224 Themes and Motifs Psychological Repression
4236 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Dark house
4242 Themes and Motifs Appearance Racialized
4250 Themes and Motifs Values Family values

Not to be confused with the contemporary politically charged term. Rather, these are values shared by all or most members of the family. It's what your mamma or daddy taught you. JB and EP

4255 Themes and Motifs Body Symbolism

This term refers to the body itself being referred to symbolically, as when in AILD Peabody says death is "no more than a single family or tenant moving out of a tenement or a town" or the subadar in "Ad Astra" referring to the body as "a room in the inn . . . where we hide for a little while" (420). CR

4256 Themes and Motifs Objects Vegetation
4257 Themes and Motifs Home Getting away
4258 Themes and Motifs Philosophical Individualism

Beyond self-reliance, this concept also folds in ideas of treating people as individuals and a deep skepticism about organizations, institutions, or perspectives that group people together. In its base form it is anti-government, anti-collectivist, anti-group think, but not a full-fledged political doctrine like Libertarianism. JB and EP

4259 Themes and Motifs Character Bravado
4261 Themes and Motifs Home Neglect
4278 Themes and Motifs Objects Matchstick
4281 Themes and Motifs Time Cyclical
4283 Themes and Motifs Home Substitute
4284 Themes and Motifs Past Traumatic
4286 Themes and Motifs Chaos/Order Balance
4289 Themes and Motifs Meaning Maybe as concept
4294 Themes and Motifs Time Unsynchronized clocks
4306 Themes and Motifs Objects Engagement ring
4317 Themes and Motifs Objects Musical instrument
4318 Themes and Motifs Objects Satchel
4329 Themes and Motifs Character Inexperience
4335 Themes and Motifs Death Epitaph
4339 Themes and Motifs Body Mental disability
4345 Themes and Motifs Character Constitutive moment
4349 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Design
4350 Themes and Motifs Character Self-reliance
4357 Themes and Motifs Animals Woodpecker|Lord-to-God
4362 Themes and Motifs Character Conviction
4365 Themes and Motifs Character Shrewdness
4366 Themes and Motifs Time Simultaneity of time
4367 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Revenge
4368 Themes and Motifs Time Lost time
4374 Themes and Motifs Home Belonging
4398 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Reunion
4399 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Glory
4401 Themes and Motifs Objects Hatchet
4408 Themes and Motifs Death Disease
4417 Themes and Motifs Objects Camera
4418 Themes and Motifs Absence/Loss Substitute
4419 Themes and Motifs Texts Accounts
4421 Themes and Motifs Objects tent
4423 Themes and Motifs Objects Flashlight
4424 Themes and Motifs Community Stranger

I'm thinking of the times when someone enters a community who is unknown and the collective community has suspicions about this character. A clear example would be Lena Grove. (jj)

4427 Themes and Motifs Values Success
4428 Themes and Motifs Death And inheritance
4434 Themes and Motifs Appearance Feminine
4437 Themes and Motifs Art Jazz music
4440 Themes and Motifs Death Plane accident
4441 Themes and Motifs Texts Epitaph
4444 Themes and Motifs Objects rubber tree
4447 Themes and Motifs Exile Alienation from nature
4457 Themes and Motifs Meaning Maternity
4460 Themes and Motifs Character Helpless
4462 Themes and Motifs Death Denial
4469 Themes and Motifs Animals Insect boll weevil
4476 Themes and Motifs Values Family honor
4477 Themes and Motifs Money Money order
4478 Themes and Motifs Character Self-righteousness
4479 Themes and Motifs Character Superhuman strength
4483 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Laughter as sign of madness
4484 Themes and Motifs Character stoic
4503 Themes and Motifs Animals Swallows
4509 Themes and Motifs Animals Bluejays
4510 Themes and Motifs Objects Firewood
4511 Themes and Motifs Chaos/Order Emptiness
4512 Themes and Motifs Absence/Loss Absence of sound
4513 Themes and Motifs Money As symbol

I added this term for when money is representative of something, like Chick's shame in Intruder. LW

4514 Themes and Motifs Objects Pear tree
4516 Themes and Motifs Objects Saw
4525 Themes and Motifs Home Improvements
4528 Themes and Motifs Body Prosthetic
4534 Themes and Motifs Money Wasting
4535 Themes and Motifs Death Animal mule

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