Term IDsort descending Vocabulary Parent Term Description
2029 Actions Emotional Patience
2030 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Solitude
2031 Actions Emotional Amazement
2032 Aesthetics Figures of Speech Electricity
2033 Actions Interaction, Social Greeting
2034 Themes and Motifs Objects Chandlier
2035 Cultural Issues Government Uncle Sam
2036 Themes and Motifs Animals Oxen
2037 Environment Place Medical practice

Any place where "doctoring" is practiced whether that is formal, as with Peabody, or more informal. JB

2038 Cultural Issues Law Informal arrangement

Whenever there is an arrangement between two or multiple parties that is not strictly legal, but is adhered to as law. For example, Judge Steven's arrangement with Maury Priest over the actions of Ludus and Boon in the Reivers. This won't hold up in a court of law, but is adhered to by both parties. J. Burgers

2039 Environment Public Street
2040 Environment Time of Year Friday
2041 Relationships Ancestral Parent's great-grandparent
2042 Cultural Issues Race Genealogy

Any time a character's possible racial ancestries is germane to the text. J. Burgers

2043 Themes and Motifs Animals Wolf
2044 Environment Place River-bottom
2045 Environment Time of Year Hunting season
2046 Cultural Issues Land-Use Logging
2047 Cultural Issues Modernity Changing customs
2048 Actions Movement Truck
2049 Environment Place Moon
2050 Environment Place Mars
2051 Themes and Motifs Time Future
2052 Relationships Interspecies Man-mule
2053 Actions Hunting Guiding
2054 Cultural Issues Hunting and Fishing Marksmanship
2055 Actions Work Livery stable
2056 Actions Work Banking
2057 Aesthetics Allusion, Biblical Moses
2058 Relationships Familial Clan
2059 Cultural Issues Materialism Status

Any material acquisition that signifies a marker of status. Lucius Priest buying an automobile because Colonel Sartoris had one. J. Burgers.

2060 Cultural Issues Progress Electrification
2061 Actions Work Mechanic
2062 Actions Movement Crash
2063 Environment Olfactory Gasoline
2064 Cultural Issues Clothes Driving gear
2065 Actions Emotional Intimidation
2066 Actions Bodily Eating breakfast
2067 Actions Perceptual Unknowable

This term is intended to refer to when a character looks at but cannot fathom what a character (or animal) is thinking. (Keyed originally to refer to Lion in "Lion.") -JBP

2068 Themes and Motifs Objects Compass
2069 Environment Time of Day Daytime
2070 Themes and Motifs Objects Boat
2071 Environment Natural River
2072 Actions Violent Killing of animals

This was added to refer to violence related to the killing of animals, either by humans or by other animals. (Some overlap, perhaps, with Animal predatory behavior.) -JBP

2073 Themes and Motifs Death Animal Dog
2074 Actions Play Card playing

Added for moments when it is unclear if (a) the game is poker, or (b) if gambling is occurring. -JBP

2075 Themes and Motifs Objects Portmanteau
2076 Themes and Motifs Objects Tarpaulin
2077 Actions Hunting Injury

Added for when hunters (or hunting dogs) are injured while hunting -- as Boon (and Lion) are. -JBP

2078 Actions Interaction, Social Confrontation
2079 Aesthetics Allusion, Historical John L. Sullivan
2080 Themes and Motifs Character Power
2081 Aesthetics Narrative Reported narration

For when a character reports what some other character has told him/her about something that has happened - typically for things that the narrator was not present to see in person. -JBP

2082 Themes and Motifs Death Animal bear
2083 Themes and Motifs Community Posse
2084 Themes and Motifs Objects Flowers
2085 Aesthetics Narrative Present-time reference

For when a character switches from past-tense narration (about past events) to refer to the present time and/or how he/she feels "now." -JBP

2086 Actions Emotional Respect
2087 Actions Verbal Singing
2088 Themes and Motifs Character Swagger
2089 Themes and Motifs Absence/Loss Loss of animal companion
2090 Themes and Motifs Appearance Cosmetics
2091 Aesthetics Figures of Speech Rain
2092 Themes and Motifs Values Conscience
2093 Themes and Motifs Objects Pine knots
2094 Themes and Motifs Arrivals/Departures Leaving home
2095 Aesthetics Figures of Speech Seed
2096 Aesthetics Narrative Chronological enjambment

When the narrative apposes two chronologically distant moments in a single sentence, right on top of each other.

2097 Cultural Issues Clothes Suit
2098 Actions Movement Sneaking
2099 Environment Atmospheric Sunlight
2100 Themes and Motifs Body Nose
2101 Cultural Issues War Civil War
2102 Actions Verbal Exaggeration
2103 Aesthetics Genre Conventions Melodrama
2104 Themes and Motifs Character Unruliness
2105 Aesthetics Allusion, Historical Richard I of England
2106 Cultural Issues Religion Methodism
2107 Cultural Issues Group Mentality Social Shaming
2108 Themes and Motifs Character Resolve
2109 Actions Emotional Hysteria
2110 Themes and Motifs Objects Thimble
2111 Actions Verbal Teasing
2112 Themes and Motifs Memory Forgetting
2113 Themes and Motifs Character Playfulness
2114 Environment Atmospheric Firelight
2115 Environment Weather Frost
2116 Cultural Issues Clothes Coat
2117 Themes and Motifs Objects Guitar
2118 Actions Emotional Nostalgia
2119 Actions Economic Stock trading

Term for those who buy or sell "stock" - horses, mules, etc. -JBP

2120 Actions Economic Horse trading
2121 Themes and Motifs Money Owed

This keyword is for when a character claims or otherwise believes he or she is owed money (to repay a debt, as payment for labor, etc.). -JBP

2122 Actions Economic Selling a house or place
2123 Actions Economic Buying a shop or store
2124 Environment Domestic Space Confined living quarters

Refers to when a text draws attention to the relative smallness or confined nature of where a character resides - a "single room twelve feet square," for example. -JBP

2125 Environment Place Vacant lot
2126 Actions Bodily Coughing
2127 Actions Physical Finding

For when the text refers to the explicit act of someone or something being found; may include things found that were not actually being searched for. (Cf. Luster's search for a quarter, and the other things he finds.) -JBP

2128 Actions Physical Discovering

For instances when a character literally discovers someone or something -- Mrs. Gant finding her daughter with a boy lying together in a blanket, for instance. Distinct from the MENTAL act of discovery (which is also a keyword in this database). -JBP