Keywords

Term ID Vocabulary Parent Termsort ascending Description
3417 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Vitality
4986 Actions Mental Visualize
1539 Actions Interaction, Social Visiting
4406 Cultural Issues Ritual Visit
5498 Themes and Motifs Supernatural Vision
2296 Themes and Motifs Values Virtue
1884 Cultural Issues Sexuality Virginity
2993 Cultural Issues Education Virginia
4560 Aesthetics Allusion, Geographical Virginia
4494 Aesthetics Allusion, Literary Virgil
3787 Aesthetics Figures of Speech Violent in figurative sense

For when a text uses "violent" in a figurative sense for things not actually violent -- violent fecundity, for instance, or "cheap violent blues" of someone's clothing. JBP

2848 Themes and Motifs Character Violent
356 Actions (First level term) Violent
4828 Cultural Issues War Violence against civilians
3260 Actions Violent Violence against animals
277 Cultural Issues Slavery Violence
4058 Relationships Marital Violence
249 Cultural Issues (First level term) Violence
3966 Environment Natural Vines
2188 Actions Emotional Vindictive
1424 Cultural Issues Crime Vigilantism

This denotes moments where characters appoint themselves to punish a crime (real or imagined). BR

3636 Aesthetics Allusion, Geographical Vicksburg
4813 Aesthetics Allusion, Historical Vicksburg
1334 Relationships Marital Vicarious wedding
1342 Cultural Issues Sexuality Vicarious
5544 Cultural Issues Government Veterans Administration
5318 Cultural Issues War Veterans

This is a general marker for anything to do with veterans. The specific instance is the relationship between Jock and Captain Warren in "Death Drag." Although this is technically a "relationship" between veterans, the occurrence is so rare that it makes more sense to create a generic term.

1279 Aesthetics Allusion, Mythical Vestal
1744 Cultural Issues Clothes Vest
4170 Aesthetics Figures of Speech Vernacular
355 Actions (First level term) Verbal
770 Environment Domestic Space Veranda
5251 Aesthetics Allusion, Mythical Venus
3430 Aesthetics Allusion, Geographical Venice
1277 Actions Emotional Vengeful
943 Actions Violent Vengeance
1670 Cultural Issues Clothes Veil
4256 Themes and Motifs Objects Vegetation
3431 Themes and Motifs Objects Vase
2719 Aesthetics Allusion, Historical Vardaman, James K.
2025 Themes and Motifs Character Vanity
1000 Themes and Motifs Absence/Loss Vanishing Indian
4210 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Vanishing
4323 Aesthetics Allusion, Historical Van Dorn, Earl
2341 Aesthetics Allusion, Literary Vampire
395 Themes and Motifs (First level term) Values
912 Themes and Motifs Values Valor
3728 Aesthetics Allusion, Biblical Valley of the shadow of death
5175 Environment Natural Valley
5444 Aesthetics Allusion, Mythical Valhalla
5357 Environment Time of Year Valentine's Day
5535 Cultural Issues Education Valedictorian
1747 Cultural Issues Crime Vagrancy
2125 Environment Place Vacant lot
1326 Environment Place Vacant house
3239 Aesthetics Allusion, Geographical Utah Beach
1464 Cultural Issues Government Usurpation
1550 Themes and Motifs Naming Using Indians as names
4762 Cultural Issues Race Using a Negro as messenger
1733 Cultural Issues Government US Post Office
1734 Cultural Issues Government US Bureau of Indian Affairs
2770 Environment Olfactory Urine
4629 Actions Bodily Urinating
4869 Cultural Issues Clothes Urban
873 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Upward mobility
1461 Environment Domestic Space Upstairs
5342 Cultural Issues Race Uppitiness
4783 Themes and Motifs Community Upliftment

Whenever a member of the community takes it upon him or herself to "uplift" the rest of the members of the community, whether they want to be uplifted or not. The specific example is John Sartoris in The Unvanquished who has grand plans for the people of Jefferson (223).

4294 Themes and Motifs Time Unsynchronized clocks
1231 Cultural Issues Health and Illness Unspecified sickness
3107 Aesthetics Ambiguity Unspecified shapes
2428 Actions Communication Unsent message
2983 Environment Auditory Unseen voice
2104 Themes and Motifs Character Unruliness
2947 Relationships Romantic Unrequited
2211 Aesthetics Narrative Unreliable narrator
3832 Themes and Motifs Philosophical Unnatural / Contrary to nature
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

4752 Themes and Motifs Character Unknowable
4293 Aesthetics Allusion, Geographical University of Virginia
5381 Cultural Issues Education University of Mississippi
2293 Aesthetics Allusion, Geographical University of Mississippi
1456 Cultural Issues War Unity

This keyword describes the way in which war calls upon disparate people to fight for the same ideal. The specific example this is based on is Southerners ultimately fighting in the United States army in later wars, but could also described the camaraderie between allied nations. Joost Burgers

737 Cultural Issues War Union Army
891 Cultural Issues Clothes Uniform
4982 Aesthetics Narrative Unidentified character
3830 Aesthetics Allusion, Mythical Unicorn
1267 Aesthetics Style Unfinished sentence
4183 Environment Atmospheric Unfamiliar place

When the action of a story takes someone into a place they've never been before, for example the "strange country" that the chase of the deer reaches in "Race at Morning" (301).

555 Cultural Issues Clothes Undressing
1367 Actions Physical Undressing
981 Actions Mental Understanding
933 Aesthetics Typography/Orthography Underlining
1374 Cultural Issues Clothes Underclothes, male
1375 Cultural Issues Clothes Underclothes, female
4700 Aesthetics Narrative Under oath
2360 Themes and Motifs Psychological Unconscious
2974 Relationships Familial Uncle-niece
2444 Relationships Intergenerational Uncle-nephew
496 Relationships Familial Uncle-nephew

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