Keywords

Term ID Vocabularysort descending Parent Term Description
1186 Aesthetics Narrative Collaborative narration

Any time multiple characters or voices participate in relating a story. JW

1204 Aesthetics Description Eyes
1215 Aesthetics Allusion, Historical Longstreet, James
1265 Aesthetics Allusion, Geographical France
1266 Aesthetics Allusion, Literary Gulliver's Travels
1267 Aesthetics Style Unfinished sentence
1274 Aesthetics Allusion, Literary Coleridge, Samuel
1278 Aesthetics Allusion, Mythical Fate
1279 Aesthetics Allusion, Mythical Vestal
1308 Aesthetics Typography/Orthography Dots

This is for the occasions when Faulkner uses a series of dots as a feature of his prose - i.e. ". . ." or ". . . . . ." We can't call these dots ellipses, because they do not represent anything being left out of the text. The most disconcerting use of this technique is in "Miss Zilphia Gant." SR

1315 Aesthetics Symbolism Freudian
1323 Aesthetics Symbolism Shadows
1336 Aesthetics Allusion, Biblical Christ
1361 Aesthetics Tone Sarcastic
1364 Aesthetics Narrative Pause
1370 Aesthetics Tone Farce
1380 Aesthetics Language Ah-Ah-Ah
1386 Aesthetics Tone Absurdist
1423 Aesthetics Figures of Speech Pathetic fallacy
1425 Aesthetics Language Ellipsis
1449 Aesthetics Language Interjection

A cry that expresses an emotion (Ouch! Ugh!) or functions as a command or request (Shhh!). BR

1451 Aesthetics Style Bricolage
1470 Aesthetics Narrative Conversation with oneself
1484 Aesthetics Figures of Speech Harvest
1486 Aesthetics Allusion, Historical Forrest, Nathan Bedford
1496 Aesthetics Allusion, Mythical Centaur
1526 Aesthetics Allusion, Biblical Angel
1533 Aesthetics Figures of Speech Flag
1542 Aesthetics Typography/Orthography Inscription
1545 Aesthetics Figures of Speech Face
1547 Aesthetics Figures of Speech Tomb
1560 Aesthetics Symbolism Blood
1605 Aesthetics Diction Hill dialect
1606 Aesthetics Diction Native American languages

I created this for "The Old People," 204.2, because the emphasis is on the "old tongue" that Sam Fathers speaks. LW

1636 Aesthetics Language Indian
1637 Aesthetics Narrative Epiphany
1638 Aesthetics Narrative Anti-climax
1639 Aesthetics Narrative Withholding
1650 Aesthetics Narrative Self-Reflective
1659 Aesthetics Narrative Frame

Though somewhat obvious, this refers to a "nested" narrative where a story is told by someone to someone else. The example here is the opening of The Reivers, where the entire text is framed as being told to Lucius III by Lucius II. JB

1661 Aesthetics Allusion, Historical Explorers
1685 Aesthetics Allusion, Historical Napoleon
1686 Aesthetics Allusion, Mythical Damocles sword
1687 Aesthetics Narrative Parentheses
1688 Aesthetics Interpretation Debunking story
1692 Aesthetics Interpretation Ambiguity
1698 Aesthetics Allusion, Historical Dillinger, John
1699 Aesthetics Allusion, Historical James, Jesse
1715 Aesthetics Symbolism Created by characters
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.

1792 Aesthetics Typography/Orthography Square brackets
1795 Aesthetics Allusion, Historical Roman senator
1798 Aesthetics Language Call and response
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

1821 Aesthetics Figures of Speech Bird
1828 Aesthetics Allusion, Historical Boxers Sullivan and Kilrain
1829 Aesthetics Allusion, Historical Boxers Dempsey and Tunney
1852 Aesthetics Narrative Commentary
1869 Aesthetics Allusion, Historical Bonaparte, Napoleon
1871 Aesthetics Allusion, Historical Coke upon Littleton
1872 Aesthetics Allusion, Literary Josephus, Flavius
1873 Aesthetics Allusion, Literary Koran
1874 Aesthetics Allusion, Historical Mississippi Reports
1875 Aesthetics Allusion, Literary Taylor, Jeremy
1876 Aesthetics Allusion, Literary Scott, Walter
1877 Aesthetics Allusion, Literary Cooper, James Fenimore
1878 Aesthetics Allusion, Literary Dumas, Alexandre
1885 Aesthetics Allusion, Biblical Crucifixion
1886 Aesthetics Figures of Speech Voice
1888 Aesthetics Style Long sentence
1889 Aesthetics Metafictional Painting
1890 Aesthetics Allusion, Mythical Demon
1891 Aesthetics Figures of Speech Chains
1892 Aesthetics Figures of Speech Oxymoron
1893 Aesthetics Symbolism Hamsa
1895 Aesthetics Allusion, Biblical Genesis
1901 Aesthetics Narrative Anticipation
1902 Aesthetics Figures of Speech Disease
1903 Aesthetics Figures of Speech Skeleton
1904 Aesthetics Allusion, Mythical Ogre
1905 Aesthetics Allusion, Biblical Hell
1907 Aesthetics Allusion, Mythical Niobe
1928 Aesthetics Allusion, Biblical Heaven
1930 Aesthetics Allusion, Biblical Divine intervention
1931 Aesthetics Allusion, Mythical Cassandra
1936 Aesthetics Allusion, Mythical Djinn
1937 Aesthetics Figures of Speech Tornado
1939 Aesthetics Figures of Speech Replica
1949 Aesthetics Figures of Speech Breath
1959 Aesthetics Style Cubism
1963 Aesthetics Typography/Orthography Onomatopoeia
1964 Aesthetics Typography/Orthography Spacing
1973 Aesthetics Description Tableau
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.

1981 Aesthetics Figures of Speech Personification
1989 Aesthetics Narrative Revision
1990 Aesthetics Allusion, Literary Ancient Greek Chorus
1991 Aesthetics Figures of Speech Clay
2015 Aesthetics Narrative Reconstructed

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