Keywords

Term ID Vocabulary Parentsort descending Term Description
313 Cultural Issues Slavery Family
314 Cultural Issues Slavery Discipline

For passages that depict or refer to any elements of the system by which slaves were policed or punished, like the "Patrollers" who patrolled roads after dark to prevent slaves from leaving plantations. SR

315 Cultural Issues Slavery Freedom
316 Cultural Issues Slavery Minstrelsy

Used to mark the passages where the representation of a slave or group of slaves draws on the representational conventions of blackface minstrelsy, where slaves were depicted as comically inferior to whites. The scene in "Retreat" where Ringo "hollers and moans and hollers again" for "Marse John" and "Bayard and Colonel and Marse John and Granny" is an instance of this. SR

317 Cultural Issues Slavery Abolition
318 Cultural Issues Slavery Re-enslavement

The clearest example of this occurs in "Raid," when Granny tells the slaves she has recovered from the Union Army to go "home," to their former masters, and they seem to obey her. SR

319 Cultural Issues Slavery Religion
320 Cultural Issues Slavery Demographics

For passages that include specific numbers about the people or places involved, as when Bayard says that before the War on Sundays, there would be 10 slaves at the service for every 1 white person. SR

324 Cultural Issues Slavery Guilt
325 Cultural Issues Slavery Transhistorical
326 Cultural Issues Slavery Curse
327 Cultural Issues Slavery Southern curse
328 Cultural Issues Slavery Amelioration

To mark passages where white slave owners make some attempt to improve the condition of the slaves they own; the clearest example is way Buck and Buddy McCaslin treat their slaves. SR

329 Cultural Issues Slavery Indian slave-owners
330 Cultural Issues Slavery Emancipation
2202 Cultural Issues Slavery Legacy after emancipation

Refers to when a text alludes to the legacy of slavery years (or decades) after the end of slavery. It was created to tag the references to "sold my Benjamin" in "Go Down, Moses" - a story whose very title alludes to slavery. JBP

2419 Cultural Issues Slavery Local origins
2446 Cultural Issues Slavery Courtship
2504 Cultural Issues Slavery Imported

To indicate when slaves began their lives (in either freedom or slavery) outside the U.S. The most obvious example are the slaves Sutpen brings with him from the Caribbean. SR

2512 Cultural Issues Slavery Growth of
3178 Cultural Issues Slavery And progress
3743 Cultural Issues Slavery Galley slave
4778 Cultural Issues Slavery Humiliation
4814 Cultural Issues Slavery Segregation of space
4852 Cultural Issues Slavery Re-arrangements during War
4985 Cultural Issues Slavery Housing
5564 Cultural Issues Slavery As cause of Civil War
5609 Cultural Issues Slavery Buying slaves
547 Relationships Social Homosocial rivalry
597 Relationships Social Adversarial
664 Relationships Social Snobbery
752 Relationships Social Neighbor
759 Relationships Social Conflict
828 Relationships Social Paternalism
1140 Relationships Social Assailant-victim
1263 Relationships Social Mentorship
1418 Relationships Social Homosocial
1420 Relationships Social Isolation

This term describes moments when a character is isolated or ostracized from the wider social community. BR
Also used this term when a person intentionally isolates him/herself from the larger community. JJ

1831 Relationships Social Fame
3302 Relationships Social Homoerotic
3304 Relationships Social Crowds
3764 Relationships Social Fellow alumni of a college or university
3895 Relationships Social Club
4865 Relationships Social Coworker
4961 Relationships Social Gang
4969 Relationships Social Social organizations
571 Themes and Motifs Story-telling Communal mythology
1131 Themes and Motifs Story-telling Story-telling passim
1520 Themes and Motifs Story-telling Audience response
1671 Themes and Motifs Story-telling Old days
1806 Themes and Motifs Story-telling Reminiscence
3062 Themes and Motifs Story-telling Collaborative
4127 Themes and Motifs Story-telling Retelling
4918 Themes and Motifs Story-telling Explaining
4919 Themes and Motifs Story-telling Hunting
5226 Themes and Motifs Story-telling Deadpan
5232 Themes and Motifs Story-telling Risque
5613 Themes and Motifs Story-telling Gestures
641 Aesthetics Style Neologism
966 Aesthetics Style Character portrait
1267 Aesthetics Style Unfinished sentence
1451 Aesthetics Style Bricolage
1888 Aesthetics Style Long sentence
1959 Aesthetics Style Cubism
2507 Aesthetics Style Present tense
3036 Aesthetics Style Index
3037 Aesthetics Style Long sentence passim
3510 Aesthetics Style List
3538 Aesthetics Style Numerous adjectives
5348 Aesthetics Style Address to reader
1003 Themes and Motifs Supernatural Insight
1883 Themes and Motifs Supernatural Ghost
1947 Themes and Motifs Supernatural Place
2369 Themes and Motifs Supernatural Soul / Spirit
2373 Themes and Motifs Supernatural Telepathy
2382 Themes and Motifs Supernatural Phantom
2385 Themes and Motifs Supernatural Spell
2608 Themes and Motifs Supernatural Haunting
2612 Themes and Motifs Supernatural Haunted house
2613 Themes and Motifs Supernatural Sickness
2700 Themes and Motifs Supernatural Eternity
2877 Themes and Motifs Supernatural Signs / Omen
3133 Themes and Motifs Supernatural Folklore
3134 Themes and Motifs Supernatural Superstitions
3246 Themes and Motifs Supernatural Folk customs
5498 Themes and Motifs Supernatural Vision
1315 Aesthetics Symbolism Freudian
1323 Aesthetics Symbolism Shadows
1560 Aesthetics Symbolism Blood
1715 Aesthetics Symbolism Created by characters
1893 Aesthetics Symbolism Hamsa
2506 Aesthetics Symbolism Christian
2928 Aesthetics Symbolism Archetype

I did not see archetype anywhere else in the keyword list, so I added it here under symbolism - for when a text refers to something clearly archetypal, like the tree in S&F. -JBP

2981 Aesthetics Symbolism Theatrical
3106 Aesthetics Symbolism Reflection

Created for when a text makes explicit reference to mirrored reflection that has potential symbolic importance - created to capture Benjy's repeated references to a mirror in the library (of fire, of Caddy) that in the present day is gone (leaving only a door-like discoloration on the wall where it once had been). -JBP

3758 Aesthetics Symbolism Sexual symbol
4054 Aesthetics Symbolism Fire
4152 Aesthetics Symbolism Cleansing power of water
4821 Aesthetics Symbolism Impermanence
4882 Aesthetics Symbolism Shared humanity

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