Term ID Vocabulary Parent Termsort ascending Description
827 Environment Atmospheric Devastation
371 Themes and Motifs (First level term) Determinism
1994 Themes and Motifs Values Determination
4749 Aesthetics Genre Conventions Detective fiction
2356 Actions Emotional Detachment
1835 Actions Violent Destructive behavior

Should "destructive" be a second-level category for "Actions"? (Violent seems wrong for things like vandalism.) -JBP

3022 Actions Military Destruction of enemy property
2702 Cultural Issues War Destruction
4713 Themes and Motifs Home Destroyed
2183 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Destiny
506 Actions Emotional Despair
1565 Cultural Issues Sexuality Desire
4349 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Design
903 Themes and Motifs Arrivals/Departures Desertion-family
4763 Cultural Issues War Desertion
1233 Relationships Marital Desertion
3811 Relationships Sexual Desertion
2374 Aesthetics Figures of Speech Desert island
1099 Aesthetics (First level term) Description
4359 Relationships Familial Descendants
5624 Aesthetics Diction Derogatory socio-economic term
1437 Environment Atmospheric Dereliction
764 Themes and Motifs Absence/Loss Deracination
3845 Themes and Motifs Appearance Depth / deepness
1478 Cultural Issues War Deprivation

Individuals or groups who have been deprived of resources and comfort. JB

3196 Cultural Issues Government Depression-era programs
894 Cultural Issues War Deployment
4992 Cultural Issues Food Dependable
1242 Themes and Motifs Arrivals/Departures Departure
2515 Themes and Motifs Arrivals/Departures Departing Yoknapatawpha

For characters who leave Yoknapatawpha once and for all in a text - like Bayard Sartoris at the end of Flags in the Dust or Sarty Snopes in "Barn Burning." SR

5183 Cultural Issues Clothes Denim
4462 Themes and Motifs Death Denial
4501 Actions Emotional Denial
1492 Actions Verbal Denial
4573 Themes and Motifs Psychological Denial
5430 Actions Military Demotion
2134 Cultural Issues War Demotion
2458 Aesthetics Allusion, Historical Demosthenes
1890 Aesthetics Allusion, Mythical Demon
781 Cultural Issues Government Demographics
320 Cultural Issues Slavery Demographics

For passages that include specific numbers about the people or places involved, as when Bayard says that before the War on Sundays, there would be 10 slaves at the service for every 1 white person. SR

2577 Cultural Issues Politics Democrat

In The Reivers Lucius Priest defines the various positions of Conservative, Liberal, Republican, and Democrat in the following manner: "Like this: a Republican is a man who made his money; a Liberal is a man who inherited his; a Democrat is a barefoot Liberal in a cross-country race; a Conservative is a Republican who has learned to read and write." (109) Though, these positions are hardly set in stone it is important to note the distinct separation between political outlook and political party. JB

2900 Cultural Issues Politics Democracy
2593 Themes and Motifs Objects Demijohn
4124 Actions Emotional Dementia
4060 Actions Verbal Demanding
4971 Cultural Issues Politics Demagoguery
951 Environment Natural Delta rivers
699 Environment Natural Delta
1536 Actions Economic Delivery
2477 Actions Physical Delivering
4267 Cultural Issues Health and Illness Delirium
3484 Aesthetics Allusion, Biblical Delilah
1169 Actions Legal Deliberating
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.

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

3009 Cultural Issues Religion Deist
4446 Aesthetics Figures of Speech Dehumanizing

Narrative/narrator uses a metaphor that dehumanizes a character. Popeye "had that vicious depthless quality of stamped tin," in Sanctuary.

2698 Cultural Issues Class Dehumanization
1430 Actions Violent Dehumanization

Treating a person through one's actions as if they are an object rather than a fellow human being. BR

5661 Aesthetics Allusion, Historical DeFrance, Abraham
5622 Actions Verbal Defining
1076 Actions Emotional Defiance
1133 Actions Legal Defending

Serving as a defense attorney. JW

4625 Actions Bodily Defecation
531 Actions Moral Defeat
1654 Actions Emotional Defeat
718 Cultural Issues War Defeat
720 Actions Hunting Deer hunting

Event refers specifically to DEER hunting. JP

730 Themes and Motifs Animals Deer
1998 Themes and Motifs Texts Deed
4591 Actions Mental Deduction
2400 Themes and Motifs Values Decorum
3411 Themes and Motifs Community Decoration Day
1593 Actions Bodily Decomposition
5306 Environment Olfactory Decomposition
2007 Cultural Issues Class Declasse

Whenever a character has suffered a loss of social status, in particular those characters formerly connected with the prominent families of Jefferson. For example, Dan Grinnup who is Louis Grenier's family. J. Burgers

5129 Actions Mental Deciding
713 Actions Moral Deception
774 Environment Time of Year December
4613 Environment Place Decayed plantation
4665 Environment Place Decayed house
607 Environment Olfactory Decay
1467 Actions Non-human Decay
1688 Aesthetics Interpretation Debunking story
5087 Actions Verbal Debating
1918 Environment Domestic Space Deathbed
2257 Themes and Motifs Death Deathbed
2980 Themes and Motifs Death Death sentence
3118 Relationships Marital Death of spouse
3916 Cultural Issues Alcohol Death from drinking
4799 Themes and Motifs Texts Death certificate
3332 Themes and Motifs Death Death by water / Drowning
3516 Aesthetics Figures of Speech Death / Dead imagery
535 Cultural Issues War Death
370 Themes and Motifs (First level term) Death
908 Relationships Romantic Death
714 Cultural Issues Health and Illness Deafness
5226 Themes and Motifs Story-telling Deadpan
5223 Aesthetics Allusion, Historical Dead-eye Dick