Term IDsort descending Vocabulary Parent Term Description
1728 Environment Place Wilderness-civilized boundary
1729 Actions Interaction, Social Civic discussion
1730 Cultural Issues Cultural Identity America and opportunity
1731 Themes and Motifs Texts Ledger
1732 Cultural Issues Government As source of money
1733 Cultural Issues Government US Post Office
1734 Cultural Issues Government US Bureau of Indian Affairs
1735 Cultural Issues Government Federal laws and regulations
1736 Actions Bodily Eating supper
1737 Cultural Issues Government Secrecy
1738 Actions Movement Random
1739 Themes and Motifs Animals Chickens/roosters
1740 Themes and Motifs Body Stomach/belly
1741 Themes and Motifs Absence/Loss Separation
1742 Actions Verbal Hushing
1743 Actions Bodily Hungering
1744 Cultural Issues Clothes Vest
1745 Cultural Issues Law Alienating

Any time the legal system alienates a person caught up in it, whether the person is guilty or not. The direct example here is Monk, but Mink Snopes is equally alienated, because he does not understand how the system works and suffers more dire consequences because of it.

1746 Cultural Issues Crime Gambling
1747 Cultural Issues Crime Vagrancy
1748 Cultural Issues Law Jury
1749 Actions Movement Swimming
1750 Actions Violent Threatening
1751 Aesthetics Narrative Delayed revelation

Any time in a narrative where something happens, but the exact nature of the event is not revealed till some time later. Faulkner uses this technique quite often. The example here is from Monk, where Monk had apparently been living in a house for several months, but the town does not find out about it until months later.

1752 Environment Time of Year Sunday

This should probably go under day of the week in col. 2, but it does not exist. My thinking is that there might be days that are more pronounced in Faulkner, notably the Sabbath and Wednesday prayer. The specific example is from Monk.

1753 Actions Moral Grave-digging or -violating

This is any time when someone is either digging a grave, or trying to disinter a body in a grave. I'm thinking of Mink moving Houston's body in The Hamlet and the Hound, but also Monk trying to dig up his grandmother in Monk.

1754 Actions Interaction, Social Charity

Here charity is understood as a communal act and is therefore a social interaction. JB

1755 Actions Verbal Speech

Any time someone give a speech, in this case Monk. JB

1756 Environment Public Filling Station
1757 Environment Time of Year Saturday
1758 Actions Legal Arraign
1759 Cultural Issues Education Rural school
1760 Environment Place Classroom
1761 Cultural Issues Education Illiteracy
1762 Cultural Issues Law Miscarriage of justice
1763 Actions Movement Train
1764 Environment Time of Year June
1765 Cultural Issues Health and Illness Pneumonia
1766 Actions Legal Pardon
1767 Environment Place Capital
1768 Environment Place Capitol
1769 Environment Place Penitentiary
1770 Actions Domestic Knitting
1771 Cultural Issues Law Pardon
1772 Cultural Issues Law Eyewitness
1773 Relationships Institutional Police-arrestee
1774 Themes and Motifs Psychological Motivation
1775 Cultural Issues Government Corruption
1776 Cultural Issues Law Clue
1777 Environment Place Gas station
1778 Cultural Issues Law Alibi
1779 Themes and Motifs Chaos/Order Divine plan
1780 Cultural Issues Religion Sin
1781 Actions Emotional Refusal
1782 Actions Verbal Banishment
1783 Themes and Motifs Naming Alias
1784 Environment Weather Heat
1785 Actions Emotional Indecision
1786 Environment Weather Sun
1787 Cultural Issues Clothes Handbag
1788 Themes and Motifs Death Corpse
1789 Themes and Motifs Money Expenses
1790 Themes and Motifs Death Coffin
1791 Cultural Issues Gender Traits

Indicates when a particular quality is attributed to a character on the basis of their gender, such as when Miss Belle Worsham is described as possessing "some old, timeless, female affinity for blood and grief" (p. 261) in "Go Down, Moses." BR

1792 Aesthetics Typography/Orthography Square brackets
1793 Cultural Issues Mass Media Advertising
1794 Cultural Issues Politics Republicanism
1795 Aesthetics Allusion, Historical Roman senator
1796 Environment Domestic Space Dilapidation
1797 Themes and Motifs Objects Pipe
1798 Aesthetics Language Call and response
1799 Relationships Familial Brother-sister
1800 Environment Auditory Voices
1801 Actions Verbal Apology
1802 Cultural Issues Race Integration
1803 Themes and Motifs Objects Monument
1804 Aesthetics Diction Imitation

When a character imitates or approximates the dialect of another, whose dialect they themselves do not use. BR

1805 Aesthetics Narrative Imagined conversation

When a narrator retrospectively imagines what they could have or wished they had said in a particular conversation. BR

1806 Themes and Motifs Story-telling Reminiscence
1807 Themes and Motifs Psychological Manipulation
1808 Cultural Issues War Scorched-earth policy

This refers specifically to the events describing the destruction of Southern plantations, cities, railroads, etc., by Union forces during the Civil War. Frequently the narratives associate these actions directly with "Sherman," a hated name in Faulkner's South.

1809 Themes and Motifs Animals Squirrel
1810 Themes and Motifs Objects Gun
1811 Actions Mental Realization
1812 Themes and Motifs Time Living in the present

Added to describe Boon Hogganbeck at end of "Lion" (and related texts like "The Bear" in GDM) - someone "living in the moment," with no regard at all to the past.

1813 Environment Natural Landmark

This term can be used for natural phenomena used as a landmark. (Added for the Gum Tree -- capitalized in the text -- used in "Lion" and related texts like "The Bear.")

1814 Themes and Motifs Past Recent past

For events acknowledging recent occurrences that may or may not affect the present. (Added for end of "Lion," with Boon oblivious to events in the recent past while the narrator is thinking about them.)

1815 Actions Emotional Frustration
1816 Actions Physical Hammering
1817 Actions Hunting Squirrel hunting
1818 Environment Place Grave
1819 Actions Physical Repair
1820 Themes and Motifs Animals Mosquitoes
1821 Aesthetics Figures of Speech Bird
1822 Environment Natural Spring
1823 Themes and Motifs Objects Basket
1824 Themes and Motifs Objects Wreath
1825 Themes and Motifs Objects Ballot Box
1826 Cultural Issues Clothes Beaver hat
1827 Themes and Motifs Objects Pokeberry juice