Keywords

Term IDsort ascending Vocabulary Parent Term Description
2274 Environment Place Motordrome
2273 Environment Weather Storm
2272 Themes and Motifs Philosophical Luck
2271 Themes and Motifs Philosophical Movement
2270 Aesthetics Description Animate/Inanimate
2269 Themes and Motifs Objects Fish
2268 Cultural Issues Clothes Nightgown
2267 Cultural Issues Gender Labor
2266 Themes and Motifs Character Comforter
2265 Themes and Motifs Death Burial
2264 Actions Emotional Passivity
2263 Actions Mental Fatalism
2262 Environment Public Store porch
2261 Actions Moral Exploitation
2260 Actions Agricultural Cotton picking
2259 Actions Interaction, Social Male gathering

Added "Male gathering" to capture those moments where men gather in public spaces, like porches, stores, and on the street.--LW

2258 Themes and Motifs Character Opportunism
2257 Themes and Motifs Death Deathbed
2256 Relationships Intergenerational Obligation
2255 Actions Verbal Persuasion
2254 Actions Moral Rationalization
2253 Environment Olfactory Trees
2252 Environment Natural Trees
2251 Themes and Motifs Animals Pigs
2250 Actions Physical Crawling
2249 Themes and Motifs Objects Magnet
2248 Relationships Interracial Boss-employee
2247 Cultural Issues Labor Industrial
2246 Aesthetics Allusion, Mythical Juno
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

2242 Cultural Issues Migration Movement to city

This keyword refers to references or descriptions of characters who move from a less urban to a more urban environment, and is equally appropriate when someone moves from Frenchman's Bend to Jefferson and when someone from Jefferson moves to Memphis or New York. SR

2241 Cultural Issues Migration Intraregional migration

This keyword is for characters who move out of Yoknapatawpha to another place inside the South - the "South" being defined in this instance as the former slave-holding states, including the 3 (Missouri, Kentucky and Maryland) that did not secede from the Union. The most typical instance of intraregional migration involves black characters who move to Memphis, like Versh in The Sound and the Fury.  SR

Also it can be used for characters who move into Yoknapatawpha from another place in the South. CR and JJ

2240 Environment Olfactory Smelling death
2239 Cultural Issues Entertainment Football
2238 Relationships Commercial Boss-underling
2237 Themes and Motifs Memory Collective memory
2236 Themes and Motifs Objects Anchovies
2235 Themes and Motifs Character Recklessness
2234 Environment Atmospheric Spectral
2233 Environment Place Railroad
2232 Themes and Motifs Death Afterlife
2231 Actions Economic Frugality
2230 Aesthetics Language Hymn
2229 Themes and Motifs Death Murder
2228 Cultural Issues Alcohol Wine
2227 Actions Emotional Exhaustion
2226 Cultural Issues History Carpetbaggers
2225 Cultural Issues Clothes Boots
2224 Environment Weather Warmth
2223 Themes and Motifs Appearance Scruffiness
2222 Aesthetics Figures of Speech Animals compared to people
2221 Environment Natural Stars
2220 Themes and Motifs Objects Nail
2219 Actions Mental Misunderstanding
2218 Actions Emotional Moaning
2217 Themes and Motifs Money Stolen
2216 Themes and Motifs Money Lost
2215 Environment Public Golf course
2214 Relationships Hierarchical Caretaker-mentally challenged person
2213 Cultural Issues Entertainment Traveling show

Any kind of traveling show - the show in "The Sound and the Fury," for instance, or the circus in "Light in August." JBP

2212 Aesthetics Narrative Stream of consciousness narration
2211 Aesthetics Narrative Unreliable narrator
2210 Cultural Issues Food Birthday cake
2209 Cultural Issues Ritual Birthday
2208 Themes and Motifs Objects Flag
2207 Actions Mental Impairment
2206 Themes and Motifs Psychological Learning disability
2205 Actions Play Sports Golf
2204 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Confederate monument
2203 Aesthetics Allusion, Literary Negro spirituals
2202 Cultural Issues Slavery Legacy after emancipation

Refers to when a text alludes to the legacy of slavery years (or decades) after the end of slavery. It was created to tag the references to "sold my Benjamin" in "Go Down, Moses" - a story whose very title alludes to slavery. JBP

2201 Environment Olfactory Old woman smell

For when Faulkner texts make explicit reference to the smell of elderly (old) women - "faint odor of old maidens" in "Go Down, Moses," the "rank smell of female old flesh" in "Absalom," etc. (Question: Does Faulkner ever reference the smell of old MEN?) JBP

2200 Themes and Motifs Money Collecting money

Added for when Gavin Stevens raises money to pay for the funeral in "Go Down, Moses"; can be used for anytime characters take a collection or otherwise raise money for some cause. JBP

2199 Cultural Issues Ritual Funeral arrangements
2198 Themes and Motifs Objects Candelabra
2197 Themes and Motifs Objects Porcelain
2196 Themes and Motifs Objects Damask
2195 Themes and Motifs Values Propriety
2194 Actions Bodily Playing music
2193 Themes and Motifs Objects Piano
2192 Actions Play Children playing
2191 Aesthetics Allusion, Literary Greek tragedy
2190 Aesthetics Allusion, Mythical Clytemnestra
2189 Aesthetics Allusion, Mythical Dragon's teeth
2188 Actions Emotional Vindictive
2187 Aesthetics Allusion, Literary Bluebeard
2186 Themes and Motifs Morals Protest
2185 Environment Atmospheric Claustrophobic
2184 Actions Emotional Hate
2183 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Destiny
2182 Aesthetics Narrative Quotation as thought

For when a text says a character "thinks" or "thought" something - often as a passage in quotation marks but also sometimes in italics. In those cases, perhaps the "Italics" keyword should also be applied. JBP

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

2180 Actions Bodily Waking
2179 Cultural Issues Health and Illness Poisoning
2178 Actions Bodily Bathing and/or personal hygiene
2177 Actions Mental Imagining
2176 Actions Perceptual Reading / Researching
2175 Actions Communication Newspaper columns and notices

For references to items in newspapers that aren't exactly news articles - "agony advice columns," for instance (in "Miss Zilpha Gant"), or obituaries, or similar items. JBP

2174 Cultural Issues Sexuality Conception/Conceiving a child

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