Keywords

Term ID Vocabulary Parentsort ascending Term Description
2474 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Hands in pockets
2314 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Illusion
2324 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Illusion
2366 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Imitation
4905 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Killing first deer/marked with blood
4483 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Laughter as sign of madness
1352 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Life as repetition
3271 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Little sister
2659 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Mausoleum
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

1332 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Nothingness
2653 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Odor
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

1923 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Paradox
2310 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Performance
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

2626 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Reality
2946 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Recovery
2631 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Restoration / rebuilding
4398 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Reunion
4367 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Revenge
5329 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Right-of-way

Use to identify scenes where - because of race or class - one person is denied the right-of-way in a public space. The Sutpen children being 'ridden down' by a carriage, or Mink Snopes by Houston, and so on. Includes the related episodoes of Bayard Sartoris almost driving into wagons with Negroes in them. SR

1541 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Scandal
2453 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Searching
2383 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Secret
3043 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Sending someone to Jackson
845 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Sexual power
3064 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Shadows
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

2978 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Smelled like trees
3746 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Sole owner and proprietor
2592 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Solitary
2030 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Solitude
2607 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Sound of a gunshot
3418 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Stillness
1933 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Sun / Sunlight
3539 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Thinking of home
1948 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Threshold
1259 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Tomorrow and tomorrow
2609 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Touch
1950 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Triumph
779 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Trying to say
1024 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Twilight
873 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Upward mobility
4210 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Vanishing
3417 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Vitality
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

5077 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Ab's war wound
5056 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Architect captured
5046 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Battle of Jefferson
5218 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Bayard and the lost generation
5029 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Bayard avenges Johnny
5034 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Benjy accosts schoolgirl
5204 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Benjy committed
5036 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Benjy's name changed
5053 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Boon shoots Negro
5048 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Buck and Buddy's experiment
5038 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Burying Sartoris silver
5031 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Byron robs bank
5055 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Byron Snopes' children
5074 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Caddy's marriage ends
5073 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Caddy's wedding
5028 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Colonel Sartoris killed
5208 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Compson land acquired
5207 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Compsons sell pasture
5058 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Confederate monument unveiled
5213 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Confederate raid in Memphis
5069 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes De Spain creates camp
5039 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Doom becomes chief
5063 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Driving to Goodwin's
5047 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Etching name on window
5071 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Eula's medallion unveiled
5042 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes First settlers arrive
5060 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Flem and Eula marry
5215 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Flem reaches Jefferson
5054 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes General Compson's military record
5210 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Harriss' death
5068 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Henry kills Bon
5070 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Houston murdered
5075 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Ikkemotubbe becomes "Doom"
5043 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Indian removal
5059 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Jefferson's first car
5027 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Jenny arrives
5030 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Johnny Sartoris shot down
5061 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Looking upon evil
5212 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Mannie Hait cashes check
5211 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Mannie's death
5072 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes McCarron ambushed
5035 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Miss Quentin runs away
5051 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Nancy confronts white man
5217 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Narcissa marries Bayard
5033 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Narcissa's anonymous letters
5025 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Negro voting
5024 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Old Bayard's death
5041 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Old Frenchman's arrival
5220 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Plantation to housing development
5067 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Popeye's execution
5076 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Quentin's suicide
2245 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Recurring event, intertextual

When Faulkner in one text refers to or re-writes an event that also occurs in other text(s), for example the account of Miss Quentin climbing down the pear tree (in The Sound and the Fury) or the rain pipe (as the same event has it in the "Appendix" and The Mansion. SR

2244 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Recurring event, intratextual

When Faulkner refers to or re-writes an event more than once inside a single text, for example the four references to Caddy's muddy drawers in Benjy and Quentin's sections of The Sound and the Fury. SR

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