Term IDsort ascending Vocabulary Parent Term Description
5431 Themes and Motifs Character Reactionary
5430 Actions Military Demotion
5429 Aesthetics Allusion, Literary East Lynne
5428 Actions Military Raising troops
5427 Aesthetics Allusion, Historical Ptolemy
5426 Aesthetics Allusion, Historical Newton, Isaac
5425 Themes and Motifs Character Conventional
5424 Actions Work House painter
5423 Aesthetics Allusion, Historical Kreisler, Fritz
5422 Cultural Issues History Lost Generation
5421 Aesthetics Allusion, Geographical Memphis Junction
5420 Aesthetics Allusion, Literary Thackeray
5419 Actions Moral Aiding and abetting
5418 Cultural Issues Race Black body

Whenever a Black body is described or there is a touch between a White body and Black body. For example, the unnamed narrator describing Job's body in "Uncle Willy": "he felt like a handful of scrawny dried sticks" (246).

5417 Environment Auditory Engine
5416 Cultural Issues Technology Race

Whenever someone has a different interaction with technology because of their race. This is usually a Black character who is ignorant of modernity. In this example, it is Job in "Uncle Willy" who doesn't know how to use a telephone.

5415 Cultural Issues Race Indistinguishable

Whenever a white and black character cannot be distinguished from one another, or when a white character looks black and vice versa. I'm thinking here of Uncle Willy and Secretary in the plane in "Uncle Willy", "Uncle Willy and Secretary side by side and looking exactly alike, I don't mean in the face but exactly alike two tines of a garden fork look exactly alike before they chop into the ground" (244). JB

5414 Aesthetics Allusion, Geographical China
5413 Cultural Issues Race Black foresight

Any time a black character appears to have a premonition or intuition about how events will play out. I'm thinking her of Job in "Uncle Willy" who melancholically tags along even though he knows things will end badly. The same could be said for any number of Black servants who are forced to entertain their master's fancies. Dilsey is another example. JB

5412 Aesthetics Allusion, Geographical Keeley Institute, Memphis
5411 Aesthetics Allusion, Geographical Asia
5410 Aesthetics Allusion, Geographical Pacific islands
5409 Cultural Issues Progress Pace of travel
5408 Cultural Issues Clothes Aviation clothes
5407 Themes and Motifs Money Meaning of
5406 Themes and Motifs Objects Cigarette lighter
5405 Aesthetics Allusion, Geographical Central Park
5404 Cultural Issues History Italian invasion of Ethiopia
5403 Aesthetics Allusion, Geographical Stork Club
5402 Aesthetics Allusion, Geographical Twenty-One Club
5401 Themes and Motifs Meaning Aesthetic experience
5400 Environment Place Artist's studio
5399 Aesthetics Allusion, Historical Burgoyne, General John
5398 Aesthetics Allusion, Geographical Blue Ridge Mountains
5397 Cultural Issues Identity, Personal Ancestral
5396 Aesthetics Allusion, Biblical Jacob
5395 Cultural Issues History League of Nations
5394 Cultural Issues Government Congress
5393 Themes and Motifs Texts Mottoes
5392 Aesthetics Allusion, Historical Hill, A.T.
5391 Aesthetics Allusion, Historical Harriman, E.H.
5390 Aesthetics Allusion, Historical Morgan, J.P.
5389 Aesthetics Allusion, Historical Astor, John Jacob
5388 Aesthetics Allusion, Historical Burr, Aaron
5387 Aesthetics Allusion, Historical Hamilton, Alexander
5386 Aesthetics Allusion, Geographical Mount Vernon
5385 Relationships Marital Intergenerational
5384 Cultural Issues Technology Telegraph
5383 Cultural Issues Religion Baptism
5382 Themes and Motifs Character Generous
5381 Cultural Issues Education University of Mississippi
5380 Aesthetics Allusion, Literary Francesca
5379 Aesthetics Allusion, Biblical Judith
5378 Aesthetics Allusion, Mythical Paris
5377 Themes and Motifs Art And civilization
5376 Aesthetics Allusion, Historical Mozart
5375 Cultural Issues Cultural Identity And nationality
5374 Aesthetics Language Italian
5373 Cultural Issues History European Revolutions of 1848
5372 Cultural Issues Race Aryan
5371 Cultural Issues Gender Gentleman
5370 Aesthetics Allusion, Mythical Yoknapatawpha as mythic Greece
5369 Aesthetics Allusion, Mythical Menelaus
5368 Environment Place Cotillion Club
5367 Aesthetics Allusion, Geographical West Point
5366 Aesthetics Allusion, Geographical Florida
5365 Actions Economic Eviction
5364 Cultural Issues Education Phi Beta Kappa
5363 Aesthetics Allusion, Geographical Greenwich Village
5362 Cultural Issues History Cold War
5361 Actions Movement Hitch-hiking
5360 Cultural Issues Progress Paving
5359 Aesthetics Allusion, Geographical San Diego, California
5358 Cultural Issues Religion Sect
5357 Environment Time of Year Valentine's Day
5356 Cultural Issues History Communism
5355 Cultural Issues History Spanish Civil War
5354 Cultural Issues Sexuality Wonderful
5353 Relationships Marital Honeymoon
5352 Themes and Motifs Death Of parent
5351 Cultural Issues History Mexican Rebellion
5350 Cultural Issues Sexuality Male vitality
5349 Cultural Issues Sexuality Adult-adolescent
5348 Aesthetics Style Address to reader
5347 Aesthetics Allusion, Literary Sherlock Holmes
5345 Cultural Issues Law Insanity plea
5344 Cultural Issues Law Parole
5343 Actions Work Railroad workers
5342 Cultural Issues Race Uppitiness
5341 Cultural Issues Segregation Housing
5340 Cultural Issues Economy Prices
5339 Environment Atmospheric Burgeoning
5338 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Constitutive moment

A moment in a character's story when something happens that changes the arc of his or her life. For example, when in Absalom! Thomas Sutpen is turned away from the front door of that Tidewater plantation. Or in The Mansion, when Houston tells Mink Snopes he still owes the one dollar "pound fee" (28). SR

5337 Actions Agricultural Planting
5336 Actions Bodily Sleeplessness
5335 Cultural Issues Agriculture Furnish bill
5334 Cultural Issues Alcohol Store-bought vs moonshine
5333 Cultural Issues Race Racial resentment
5332 Cultural Issues Agriculture Regulations
5331 Cultural Issues Agriculture Government regulations