Keywords

Term ID Vocabulary Parentsort descending Term Description
5067 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Popeye's execution
5068 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Henry kills Bon
5069 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes De Spain creates camp
5070 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Houston murdered
5071 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Eula's medallion unveiled
5072 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes McCarron ambushed
5073 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Caddy's wedding
5074 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Caddy's marriage ends
5075 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Ikkemotubbe becomes "Doom"
5076 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Quentin's suicide
5077 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Ab's war wound
5078 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Sartoris escapes Yankees
5204 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Benjy committed
5206 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Will Mayes lynched
5207 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Compsons sell pasture
5208 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Compson land acquired
5210 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Harriss' death
5211 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Mannie's death
5212 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Mannie Hait cashes check
5213 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Confederate raid in Memphis
5215 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Flem reaches Jefferson
5217 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Narcissa marries Bayard
5218 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Bayard and the lost generation
5219 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Trying to kill Gualdres
5220 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Plantation to housing development
5611 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Benjy castrated
609 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Door
779 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Trying to say
785 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Going to Texas
845 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Sexual power
867 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Gossip
873 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Upward mobility
875 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Fire on the hearth
1024 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Twilight
1032 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Gaze
1177 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Endurance
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

1256 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Going fast
1259 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Tomorrow and tomorrow
1332 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Nothingness
1352 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Life as repetition
1541 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Scandal
1923 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Paradox
1927 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Fatality
1933 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Sun / Sunlight
1948 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Threshold
1950 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Triumph
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

2023 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Dream
2030 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Solitude
2181 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Precognition / Something to happen

For when a character precognitively senses or says that "something" is going to happen to him/her - e.g., Joe Christmas, Miss Zilphia Gant. JBP

2183 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Destiny
2204 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Confederate monument
2310 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Performance
2314 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Illusion
2324 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Illusion
2337 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Doom
2343 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Dead time
2366 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Imitation
2383 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Secret
2398 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Eternal feminine
2453 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Searching
2474 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Hands in pockets
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

2592 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Solitary
2607 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Sound of a gunshot
2609 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Touch
2622 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Mediation

Used to describe the state of being mediated, especially a relationship where the perceiver looks upon or through a medium. JC

2623 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Fairy-tale
2625 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Echo
2626 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Reality
2631 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Restoration / rebuilding
2651 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Fixation

The action or process of fixing or being fixed. For instance, In AA!, characters find themselves fixed in place, unable to move beyond something either spatially or conceptually. JC

2653 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Odor
2659 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Mausoleum
2671 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Dream turns to dust
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

2946 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Recovery
2978 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Smelled like trees
3043 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Sending someone to Jackson
3064 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Shadows
3271 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Little sister
3279 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Father said
3417 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Vitality
3418 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Stillness
3539 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Thinking of home
3746 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Sole owner and proprietor
3850 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Beyond

I added this keyword to mark places where a character or text contemplates or imagines exceeding ordinary or usual boundaries. Specifically, this was added for when Quentin starts imagining "a hell beyond that" for him and Caddy. It can be used when "beyond" or a similar construction is used in figurative ways. JBP

4209 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Apparition
4210 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Vanishing
4216 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Apotheosis
4236 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Dark house
4349 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Design
4367 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Revenge
4398 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Reunion
4399 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Glory
4483 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Laughter as sign of madness
4905 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Killing first deer/marked with blood
4910 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Year the stars fell

Added to refer to Faulkner's reference in at least two texts to 1833, "the year the stars fell" (in Appendix and in Go Down, Moses). Seems to refer to an actual historical event of a massive meteor shower that year which many interpreted as an omen, possibly even of end of times. Here is one article referencing the event: https://www.ancestry.com/contextux/historicalinsights/night-stars-fell-m.... JBP

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