Keywords

Term ID Vocabulary Parentsort descending Term Description
2073 Themes and Motifs Death Animal Dog
2082 Themes and Motifs Death Animal bear
2229 Themes and Motifs Death Murder
2232 Themes and Motifs Death Afterlife
2257 Themes and Motifs Death Deathbed
2265 Themes and Motifs Death Burial
2699 Themes and Motifs Death Eulogy
2790 Themes and Motifs Death Moment of
2846 Themes and Motifs Death Wake

For gatherings of mourners prior to actual, formal funerals - for instance, in The Sound and the Fury on the occasion of Damuddy's death (which most likely is a wake rather than a funeral). -JBP

2878 Themes and Motifs Death Hearse
2910 Themes and Motifs Death Animal horse
2911 Themes and Motifs Death Bones
2980 Themes and Motifs Death Death sentence
3099 Themes and Motifs Death Anticipation of death
3270 Themes and Motifs Death Longing for death
3303 Themes and Motifs Death Like death
3332 Themes and Motifs Death Death by water / Drowning
3419 Themes and Motifs Death Liminal

For events in which the boundary between life and death is blurred, such as when Dewey Dell describes her father as looking "like right after the maul hits the steer and it no longer alive and dont yet know that it is dead." EKP

3518 Themes and Motifs Death Preparing for death
3717 Themes and Motifs Death Funeral pyre / cremation
3721 Themes and Motifs Death Compared to living
3841 Themes and Motifs Death Dying wish
3842 Themes and Motifs Death Compared to sleep
3861 Themes and Motifs Death Respect
3917 Themes and Motifs Death Killing oneself slowly
4335 Themes and Motifs Death Epitaph
4408 Themes and Motifs Death Disease
4428 Themes and Motifs Death And inheritance
4440 Themes and Motifs Death Plane accident
4462 Themes and Motifs Death Denial
4535 Themes and Motifs Death Animal mule
4677 Themes and Motifs Death Imagined
4746 Themes and Motifs Death Spousal
4747 Themes and Motifs Death Ambiguous circumstances
4790 Themes and Motifs Death Moving a dead body
4886 Themes and Motifs Death Suspicious
4933 Themes and Motifs Death Left for dead
4997 Themes and Motifs Death Child
5352 Themes and Motifs Death Of parent
1153 Aesthetics Description Character portrait
1204 Aesthetics Description Eyes
1973 Aesthetics Description Tableau
2270 Aesthetics Description Animate/Inanimate
2551 Aesthetics Description Landscape
3056 Aesthetics Description Stage direction
3144 Aesthetics Description Color red
3421 Aesthetics Description Delayed decoding

Used in instances when the initial description of an object is ambiguous or defamiliarized, and the narrative only later clarifies exactly what was being described. For example, in _Flags in the Dust_, a clarinet is initially described as "a slender tube frosted over with keys" (143). BR

3519 Aesthetics Description Weight / Burden
3583 Aesthetics Description Color brown
3584 Aesthetics Description Color of leaf tobacco
3645 Aesthetics Description Color bronze
3646 Aesthetics Description Color blue
3786 Aesthetics Description Color green
3822 Aesthetics Description Color gray
3873 Aesthetics Description Color yellow
3897 Aesthetics Description Color white
3961 Aesthetics Description Color pink
4075 Aesthetics Description Color lilac
4215 Aesthetics Description Location portrait
4507 Aesthetics Description Color maroon
4508 Aesthetics Description Color purple
5243 Aesthetics Description Grotesque
1347 Themes and Motifs Determinism Lack of choice
2532 Themes and Motifs Determinism Fated

Created to describe a situation that seems meant to be, as when Susan Reed seems destined for Hawkshaw's barbershop in "Hair." --LW & BR

4741 Themes and Motifs Determinism And an animal
4878 Themes and Motifs Determinism Genetic
4892 Themes and Motifs Determinism Vs human agency
5114 Themes and Motifs Determinism Gendered
622 Aesthetics Diction Western vernacular
690 Aesthetics Diction African American vernacular dialect
705 Aesthetics Diction Racist term
740 Aesthetics Diction Accent
849 Aesthetics Diction Double entendre
930 Aesthetics Diction Neologism

This keyword can be used for terms and words invented by Faulkner, including portmanteau words, hyphenated words (e.g., "ax-squared"), non-hyphenated words (e.g., "deathcolored"), onomatopoeic words, or other similar constructions. Not all hyphenated words would qualify as a neologism, such as "mud-caked" or "three-foot-high" which are too commonplace to qualify as neologisms. -CR

979 Aesthetics Diction Rural vernacular
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

1804 Aesthetics Diction Imitation

When a character imitates or approximates the dialect of another, whose dialect they themselves do not use. BR

3305 Aesthetics Diction Misogynistic wording
3684 Aesthetics Diction "Is" / "Was" to refer to present or past

This could come under Style, too -- to capture when Faulkner uses simple words like "is" or "was" as synonyms for larger concepts of past or present. Added for Quentin, but could be used in As I Lay Dying too for Darl's rumination on the same. JBP

3871 Aesthetics Diction Southern dialect
3927 Aesthetics Diction Ethnic slur
4034 Aesthetics Diction Malapropism
4899 Aesthetics Diction Northern dialect
5311 Aesthetics Diction Stereotypical Jewish accent

Whenever the text imitates a Jewish accent. JHB

1111 Actions Domestic Camping
1125 Actions Domestic Cooking
1189 Actions Domestic Washing
1205 Actions Domestic Cleaning
1206 Actions Domestic Nursing
1207 Actions Domestic Milking
1209 Actions Domestic Child care
1213 Actions Domestic Sewing
1236 Actions Domestic Feeding
1515 Actions Domestic Polish
1644 Actions Domestic Teaching
1770 Actions Domestic Knitting
1916 Actions Domestic Discipline
1951 Actions Domestic Housekeeping
2132 Actions Domestic Food preparation

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