Term IDsort ascending Vocabulary Parent Term Description
2372 Aesthetics Allusion, Geographical Memphis, Tennessee
2371 Aesthetics Metafictional Projection
2370 Aesthetics Figures of Speech Bloom
2369 Themes and Motifs Supernatural Soul / Spirit
2368 Themes and Motifs Character Provincialism
2367 Aesthetics Figures of Speech Talisman
2366 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Imitation
2365 Aesthetics Allusion, Literary Arabian Nights
2364 Cultural Issues Gender Cross-dress
2363 Cultural Issues Clothes Gown
2362 Cultural Issues Clothes Cloak
2361 Relationships Friendship Male-male attraction
2360 Themes and Motifs Psychological Unconscious
2359 Themes and Motifs Character Barbarism
2358 Themes and Motifs Character Sophistication
2357 Aesthetics Allusion, Historical Roman consul
2356 Actions Emotional Detachment
2355 Actions Interaction, Private Seducing
2354 Aesthetics Allusion, Historical Scythian
2353 Themes and Motifs Past Innocence
2352 Aesthetics Allusion, Biblical Satan
2351 Environment Domestic Space Carriage house
2350 Actions Communication Telegraph
2349 Actions Mental Unaware
2348 Cultural Issues Agriculture Grist mill

This is for any general discussion of grist mills as a farm implement. JB

2347 Cultural Issues Religion African American

Religion with regard to either African-Americans or the African-American community. The particular example here is of Lucius Priest in the The Reivers who imagines a "Negro" sermonizing about a moral decision. R 61.8. JB

2346 Actions Emotional Ambivalence
2345 Aesthetics Figures of Speech Thunderclap
2344 Environment Time of Year Christmas Eve
2343 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Dead time
2342 Themes and Motifs Objects Keys
2341 Aesthetics Allusion, Literary Vampire
2340 Themes and Motifs Objects Chamber pot
2339 Relationships Familial Aunt-niece
2338 Cultural Issues Class Birthright
2337 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Doom
2336 Aesthetics Figures of Speech Moth
2335 Cultural Issues Crime Looting
2334 Themes and Motifs Character Integrity
2333 Themes and Motifs Objects Hammer
2332 Themes and Motifs Character Personality change
2331 Themes and Motifs Community Alienation
2330 Cultural Issues Clothes Confederate uniform
2329 Aesthetics Figures of Speech Military analogy
2328 Aesthetics Figures of Speech Sacrifice
2327 Aesthetics Allusion, Historical Fort Sumter
2326 Aesthetics Allusion, Historical Lincoln, Abraham
2325 Actions Verbal Telling
2323 Aesthetics Metafictional Picture/image
2322 Themes and Motifs Appearance Beautiful/handsome
2321 Aesthetics Allusion, Mythical Phoenix
2320 Aesthetics Allusion, Literary Macbeth
2319 Aesthetics Figures of Speech Stage manager
2318 Aesthetics Figures of Speech Woodpile
2317 Relationships Familial Aunt-nephew
2316 Cultural Issues Clothes Trousseau
2315 Aesthetics Narrative Summary
2314 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Illusion
2313 Aesthetics Figures of Speech Butterfly
2312 Aesthetics Allusion, Mythical Styx
2311 Cultural Issues Class Aristocratic posing
2310 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Performance
2309 Aesthetics Allusion, Mythical Shades
2308 Themes and Motifs Character Regal
2307 Aesthetics Typography/Orthography Lack of Punctuation
2306 Environment Time of Year Planting time
2305 Actions Emotional Regret
2304 Themes and Motifs Time Just in time

Whenever a character arrives or performs an action, or event happens "just in time" or in the "nick of time." That is, there is narrative anticipation for time running out, but things are saved at the last moment. JB

2303 Cultural Issues Hunting and Fishing Recreation
2302 Actions Bodily Blinking
2301 Cultural Issues Technology Car
2300 Aesthetics Allusion, Literary Faustus
2299 Actions Bodily Losing weight
2298 Cultural Issues Sexuality Promiscuity
2297 Actions Emotional Hurried
2296 Themes and Motifs Values Virtue
2295 Relationships Interracial Domestic

This term denotes significant moments in interracial relationships within the domestic sphere. This is outside of the more binary Master-Slave or Master-Servant relationship. For example, the African-American servants in the Priest household feel little compunction about yelling at Boon, a white man. This term therefore captures those moments in which domestic labor did not cut along distinctly racial lines, although they do have a racial charge. JB

2294 Cultural Issues Gender Changing relationships

Any time the changing norms and values surrounding gender are commented upon. JB

2293 Aesthetics Allusion, Geographical University of Mississippi
2292 Actions Domestic Packing
2291 Aesthetics Language Profanity

Any time a character uses profanity. JB

2290 Aesthetics Allusion, Historical Ford, Henry
2289 Cultural Issues Modernity Speed

Any time characters experience new speeds as a result of modernization. This could be speeds achieved by car, train, or flight, but also more abstract speeds like the speed of communication due to the telephone. The specific example is when Lucius Priest accidentally spits in his wife's face while motoring. JB

2288 Actions Bodily Spitting
2287 Aesthetics Figures of Speech Expression

Any common expression, saying, or proverb that Faulkner uses. For example, "cat on a hot stove" or "sticks out like a horse in a duck pond." JB

2286 Actions Interaction, Social Gentleman's agreement

Set of non-legally binding norms and values between two men. Distinct from Noblesse Oblige this is not class based, but gender based. Faulkner also uses this ironically at times. JB

2285 Cultural Issues Clothes Motoring clothes

Clothes that people wear when they go for a drive. JB

2284 Aesthetics Language Hee hee hee
2283 Actions Perceptual Spying

Any time a character or characters looks at someone or something while attempting to remain undetected. JB

2282 Actions Moral Scheming

Any action that plots or plans to gain a material or social advantage over someone through immoral means. This is separate from economic scheming, which is often directly tied to a commercial situation. It is also not like deception, because the deception has not happened yet. The specific example is Boon "scheming" to take out the car, but there are other instances of characters ratiocinating or plotting to do so. JB

2281 Environment Domestic Space Garage

Any structure used for the storage of a motor vehicle. In The Reivers this is continuously referred to as the "carriage house", but since it is now an automobile that it houses, I am calling it a garage. This might be more useful for scholars than carriage house. JB

2280 Cultural Issues Race Naming

The informal names given to people of another race, especially African-Americans. In particular, names like "Uncle" or "Mammy" stand out here. This is a bit distinct from "Naming slavery" as these practices post-date enslavement. JB

2279 Cultural Issues Technology Telephone
2278 Cultural Issues Entertainment Motoring

Any time someone goes driving for recreational reasons. JB

2277 Cultural Issues Law Motor vehicle

This keyword notes the creation and enforcement of motor vehicle laws. Notably the prohibition on automobiles by Colonel John Sartoris. JB

2276 Cultural Issues Land-Use Recreation

Any time a natural space becomes a place of leisure or recreation. This includes the "motordome" behind Mr Buffaloe's house, as well has land-use for picnics, campaign rallies, and fairs. JB

2275 Cultural Issues Education Informal

Any time a character "learns-by-doing" or receives some type of mentorship into a trade or profession. The specific example here is Mr Buffaloe teaching Boon how to operate a car. JB

2274 Environment Place Motordrome
2273 Environment Weather Storm
2272 Themes and Motifs Philosophical Luck