Term IDsort descending Vocabulary Parent Term Description
1929 Cultural Issues Religion Institutional
1930 Aesthetics Allusion, Biblical Divine intervention
1931 Aesthetics Allusion, Mythical Cassandra
1932 Themes and Motifs Time Frozen / Static
1933 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Sun / Sunlight
1934 Themes and Motifs Art Music
1935 Cultural Issues Religion Sabbath
1936 Aesthetics Allusion, Mythical Djinn
1937 Aesthetics Figures of Speech Tornado
1938 Themes and Motifs Appearance Similarity
1939 Aesthetics Figures of Speech Replica
1940 Cultural Issues Race Stereotype: teeth
1941 Actions Movement Racing
1942 Environment Public Church
1943 Environment Atmospheric Thunder
1944 Actions Perceptual Eavesdropping
1945 Cultural Issues Gender Inversion
1946 Themes and Motifs Objects Phaeton
1947 Themes and Motifs Supernatural Place
1948 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Threshold
1949 Aesthetics Figures of Speech Breath
1950 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Triumph
1951 Actions Domestic Housekeeping
1952 Actions Physical Carrying
1953 Relationships Familial Twins
1954 Relationships Familial Brother-brother
1955 Actions Play Poker
1956 Actions Verbal Praising
1957 Themes and Motifs Home Homesickness_Longing for home
1958 Environment Time of Year July
1959 Aesthetics Style Cubism
1960 Environment Auditory Sawing
1961 Environment Auditory Carpentry
1962 Cultural Issues War Capture
1963 Aesthetics Typography/Orthography Onomatopoeia
1964 Aesthetics Typography/Orthography Spacing
1965 Cultural Issues Economy Domestic
1966 Actions Mental Economizing

When a character invests effort in thinking strategically about personal or household economy, such as when Cora Tull attempts to pay for her pricey chickens by selling cakes made with the eggs of those chickens in AILD. EP

1967 Actions Military Escape
1968 Themes and Motifs Absence/Loss Livestock
1969 Actions Violent Arson
1970 Actions Physical Restraining
1971 Cultural Issues Religion Piety
1972 Actions Emotional Resentment
1973 Aesthetics Description Tableau
1974 Cultural Issues Law Wanted poster

Any paraphernalia used to publicly identify a possible criminal. The example used is from The Reivers, which refers to a "Bertillon chart or a police poster" (3). JB

1975 Aesthetics Narrative Second-person directed

Whenever the narrator of the text refers to "you" as a specific subject or auditor, as is the case with Lucius II referring to Lucius III in the Reivers. This is slightly more nuanced than storytelling, which is generic. Instead this is a narrative crafted with a particular auditor in mind.

1976 Environment Time of Year May
1977 Actions Economic Accounting

This does not merely describe the specific actions of an accountant, but any formal or informal balancing of the books be it Flem Snopes, Maury Priest, or Will Varner. JB

1978 Cultural Issues Entertainment Baseball
1979 Relationships Ancestral Great-grandparent
1980 Actions Physical Kicking
1981 Aesthetics Figures of Speech Personification
1982 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Belatedness
1983 Cultural Issues Law Firearms

Any formal or informal practices regarding firearms that are functionally law, whether these practices are recognized in a court or not. For example, the assumption that no one in Maury Priest's workplace would bring a gun in the Reivers or the shop owner who refuses to sells Mink ammunition in the Mansion. This definition also includes legal violations of laws surrounding firearms. JB

1984 Actions Interaction, Social Concealment

Any time a character hides something from his peer group or society at large. The particular instance here is John Powell concealing his pistol from the men in the livery stable.

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

1986 Themes and Motifs Animals Fireflies
1987 Environment Domestic Space Sitting room
1988 Environment Auditory Bells
1989 Aesthetics Narrative Revision
1990 Aesthetics Allusion, Literary Ancient Greek Chorus
1991 Aesthetics Figures of Speech Clay
1992 Themes and Motifs Objects Saddlebag
1993 Environment Place Hotel
1994 Themes and Motifs Values Determination
1995 Themes and Motifs Time Running out
1996 Actions Mental Inquiry
1997 Themes and Motifs Money Gold
1998 Themes and Motifs Texts Deed
1999 Themes and Motifs Money Loot
2000 Cultural Issues Clothes Frock coat
2001 Cultural Issues Crime Waistcoat
2002 Cultural Issues Clothes Hat
2003 Themes and Motifs Body Teeth
2004 Environment Place Poorhouse
2005 Cultural Issues Clothes Green eyeshade
2006 Actions Emotional Theatricality
2007 Cultural Issues Class Declasse

Whenever a character has suffered a loss of social status, in particular those characters formerly connected with the prominent families of Jefferson. For example, Dan Grinnup who is Louis Grenier's family. J. Burgers

2008 Actions Work Driving

When someone is driving people around for a living. JB

2009 Cultural Issues Class Homelessness
2010 Environment Place Livery stable
2011 Actions Interaction, Social Noblesse oblige

Any time of social contract that is maintained that relies on implied class differences. The term is a bit murky, but Faulkner refers to it explicitly and implicitly on a number of occasions. The agreement between Maury Priest and John Powell, and the remission of Miss Emily's taxes are examples. JB

2012 Environment Place Lot
2013 Themes and Motifs Time Continuity

Any time the past is consonant with the present, or a tradition is passed on. For example, the Hampton's being Sheriffs is a historical continuity. JB

2014 Environment Public Alley
2015 Aesthetics Narrative Reconstructed
2016 Environment Place Pond
2017 Aesthetics Typography/Orthography All caps
2018 Environment Atmospheric Crowded
2019 Themes and Motifs Appearance Nakedness
2020 Themes and Motifs Character Forbearance
2021 Themes and Motifs Objects Windows
2022 Themes and Motifs Character Artist
2023 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Dream
2024 Themes and Motifs Character Ruthless
2025 Themes and Motifs Character Vanity
2026 Environment Place Slave Quarters
2027 Environment Place Smokehouse
2028 Themes and Motifs Objects Footprint