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Term ID Vocabulary Parentsort descending Term Description
3882 Themes and Motifs Animals Insects bees
3883 Themes and Motifs Animals Insects butterflies
4146 Themes and Motifs Animals Insects crickets
3814 Themes and Motifs Animals Insects lice
3843 Themes and Motifs Animals Insects mayflies
5619 Themes and Motifs Animals Insects tick
1222 Themes and Motifs Animals Lightning bugs
2795 Themes and Motifs Animals Lion
1324 Themes and Motifs Animals Metaphorical elephant
4666 Themes and Motifs Animals Mice
3245 Themes and Motifs Animals Mockingbird
1820 Themes and Motifs Animals Mosquitoes
661 Themes and Motifs Animals Mules
1830 Themes and Motifs Animals Named bear Ben
860 Themes and Motifs Animals Named dog Lion
5304 Themes and Motifs Animals Owl
939 Themes and Motifs Animals Ownership
2036 Themes and Motifs Animals Oxen
999 Themes and Motifs Animals Panther
2531 Themes and Motifs Animals Pigeons
2251 Themes and Motifs Animals Pigs
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

2462 Themes and Motifs Animals Pony
5303 Themes and Motifs Animals Possum
1052 Themes and Motifs Animals Quail
717 Themes and Motifs Animals Rabbit
925 Themes and Motifs Animals Raccoon
1719 Themes and Motifs Animals Race horse
1535 Themes and Motifs Animals Rat
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

5176 Themes and Motifs Animals Sheep
1590 Themes and Motifs Animals Snake
3318 Themes and Motifs Animals Sparrow
1809 Themes and Motifs Animals Squirrel
4503 Themes and Motifs Animals Swallows
4839 Themes and Motifs Animals Tending to animal
2570 Themes and Motifs Animals Termites
1840 Themes and Motifs Animals Tigers
736 Themes and Motifs Animals Turkey
4802 Themes and Motifs Animals Turtles
694 Themes and Motifs Animals Whippoorwills
606 Themes and Motifs Animals Wild horses
1002 Themes and Motifs Animals Wildcats
2043 Themes and Motifs Animals Wolf
4357 Themes and Motifs Animals Woodpecker|Lord-to-God
5231 Themes and Motifs Appearance As character
3480 Themes and Motifs Appearance Baldness
2322 Themes and Motifs Appearance Beautiful/handsome
1243 Themes and Motifs Appearance Complexion
3522 Themes and Motifs Appearance Condition of heaviness
2090 Themes and Motifs Appearance Cosmetics
3845 Themes and Motifs Appearance Depth / deepness
3913 Themes and Motifs Appearance Diminishment / fading
3605 Themes and Motifs Appearance Dirty
3942 Themes and Motifs Appearance Fatness / obesity
4434 Themes and Motifs Appearance Feminine
3976 Themes and Motifs Appearance Hair pigtails
1609 Themes and Motifs Appearance Inscrutable

I added this for "The Old People," 205.3, to reflect the lack of emotion that Sam Fathers shows. LW

3978 Themes and Motifs Appearance Invisibility
3920 Themes and Motifs Appearance Librarian look
2019 Themes and Motifs Appearance Nakedness
4197 Themes and Motifs Appearance Nondescript
1613 Themes and Motifs Appearance Perspective

I added this for "The Old People," 206.5, to describe how the narrator sees Sam Fathers growing smaller and smaller as the hunting party leaves him behind. I don't really like the term that I chose but I couldn't think of anything else. LW

3762 Themes and Motifs Appearance Pretending / Feigning
4242 Themes and Motifs Appearance Racialized
4801 Themes and Motifs Appearance Red necks
2223 Themes and Motifs Appearance Scruffiness
1938 Themes and Motifs Appearance Similarity
3844 Themes and Motifs Appearance Surface
3476 Themes and Motifs Appearance Ugliness
517 Themes and Motifs Arrivals/Departures Advent
1459 Themes and Motifs Arrivals/Departures Alarm

This is whenever a character arrives or departs to communicate a message of alarm. JB

1667 Themes and Motifs Arrivals/Departures Arrival
2503 Themes and Motifs Arrivals/Departures Arrival in Yoknapatawpha
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

1242 Themes and Motifs Arrivals/Departures Departure
903 Themes and Motifs Arrivals/Departures Desertion-family
989 Themes and Motifs Arrivals/Departures Jailbreak
2656 Themes and Motifs Arrivals/Departures Leaving
2094 Themes and Motifs Arrivals/Departures Leaving home
852 Themes and Motifs Arrivals/Departures Mysterious
995 Themes and Motifs Arrivals/Departures Relocation
576 Themes and Motifs Arrivals/Departures Return
4693 Themes and Motifs Arrivals/Departures Return from war
1280 Themes and Motifs Arrivals/Departures Return home
4198 Themes and Motifs Arrivals/Departures Return to Yoknapatawpha
787 Themes and Motifs Arrivals/Departures Run away
573 Themes and Motifs Arrivals/Departures Secrecy

This term is for occasions when people leave a place in order to hide something from their neighbors, as when Flem and Eula go to Texas so that the birth of her illegitimate child can be kept secret from the population of Frenchman's Bend. SR

5291 Themes and Motifs Arrivals/Departures Showing up
2998 Themes and Motifs Arrivals/Departures Slipping out at night

I needed a way to convey characters who secretly leave at night for some reason - Miss Quentin in S&F, but there is also Lena Grove and Joe Christmas in Light in August and probably others. Perhaps this could/should be a recurring trope? -JBP

3798 Themes and Motifs Art African American music
5377 Themes and Motifs Art And civilization
3444 Themes and Motifs Art Artistic creation
3272 Themes and Motifs Art Christian art or iconography
4720 Themes and Motifs Art Classical music
4437 Themes and Motifs Art Jazz music
4670 Themes and Motifs Art Lithographs
1934 Themes and Motifs Art Music
2377 Themes and Motifs Art Objet d'art
1544 Themes and Motifs Art Painting

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