Keywords

Term ID Vocabulary Parentsort descending Term Description
5035 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Miss Quentin runs away
5051 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Nancy confronts white man
5217 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Narcissa marries Bayard
5033 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Narcissa's anonymous letters
5025 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Negro voting
5024 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Old Bayard's death
5041 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Old Frenchman's arrival
5220 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Plantation to housing development
5067 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Popeye's execution
5076 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Quentin's suicide
2245 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Recurring event, intertextual

When Faulkner in one text refers to or re-writes an event that also occurs in other text(s), for example the account of Miss Quentin climbing down the pear tree (in The Sound and the Fury) or the rain pipe (as the same event has it in the "Appendix" and The Mansion. SR

2244 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Recurring event, intratextual

When Faulkner refers to or re-writes an event more than once inside a single text, for example the four references to Caddy's muddy drawers in Benjy and Quentin's sections of The Sound and the Fury. SR

5050 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Rider in jail
5049 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Ringo whips Ab
5040 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Sartoris builds railroad
5026 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Sartoris captures Yankees
5045 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Sartoris deposed
5078 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Sartoris escapes Yankees
5044 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Sartoris raises regiment
5057 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Sutpen rejects KKK
5052 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Sutpen's arrival
5064 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Temple at Goodwin's
5065 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Temple at Reba's
5062 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Temple leaves train
5066 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Temple testifying
5037 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Texas horses auctioned
5219 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Trying to kill Gualdres
5631 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Wash charges posse
5630 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Wash kills Sutpen
5206 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Will Mayes lynched
5032 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Young Bayard's death
1202 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes "Wait"

Spoken by a character to pause or slow down narration by another character so s/he can process the significance or take over the narration. The classic examples are from ABSALOM, but it's a signature verbal formula across Faulkner. JW

4216 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Apotheosis
4209 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Apparition
1982 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Belatedness
3850 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Beyond

I added this keyword to mark places where a character or text contemplates or imagines exceeding ordinary or usual boundaries. Specifically, this was added for when Quentin starts imagining "a hell beyond that" for him and Caddy. It can be used when "beyond" or a similar construction is used in figurative ways. JBP

2511 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Chasing a person

For the many instances when a human being is hunted by others - the slave in "Red Leaves," the architect in Absalom!, Christmas several times in Light in August, Miss Quentin in The Sound and the Fury, etc. SR

2204 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Confederate monument
5338 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Constitutive moment

A moment in a character's story when something happens that changes the arc of his or her life. For example, when in Absalom! Thomas Sutpen is turned away from the front door of that Tidewater plantation. Or in The Mansion, when Houston tells Mink Snopes he still owes the one dollar "pound fee" (28). SR

4236 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Dark house
2343 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Dead time
4349 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Design
2183 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Destiny
2337 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Doom
609 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Door
2023 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Dream
2671 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Dream turns to dust
2625 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Echo
1177 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Endurance
2398 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Eternal feminine
2623 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Fairy-tale
1927 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Fatality
3279 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Father said
875 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Fire on the hearth
2651 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Fixation

The action or process of fixing or being fixed. For instance, In AA!, characters find themselves fixed in place, unable to move beyond something either spatially or conceptually. JC

1032 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Gaze
4399 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Glory
1256 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Going fast
785 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Going to Texas
867 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Gossip
2474 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Hands in pockets
2314 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Illusion
2366 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Imitation
4905 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Killing first deer/marked with blood
4483 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Laughter as sign of madness
1352 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Life as repetition
3271 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Little sister
2659 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Mausoleum
2622 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Mediation

Used to describe the state of being mediated, especially a relationship where the perceiver looks upon or through a medium. JC

1332 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Nothingness
2653 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Odor
1985 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Open secret

Any moment when everyone or many people in a place know something to be true, but they pretend not to know it. For example, everyone knows Linda is not Flem's child, but pretends to not know, just as everyone pretends John Powell brings his gun to work but people pretend he does not. JB

1923 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Paradox
2310 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Performance
2181 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Precognition / Something to happen

For when a character precognitively senses or says that "something" is going to happen to him/her - e.g., Joe Christmas, Miss Zilphia Gant. JBP

2626 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Reality
2946 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Recovery
2631 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Restoration / rebuilding
4398 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Reunion
4367 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Revenge
5329 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Right-of-way

Use to identify scenes where - because of race or class - one person is denied the right-of-way in a public space. The Sutpen children being 'ridden down' by a carriage, or Mink Snopes by Houston, and so on. Includes the related episodoes of Bayard Sartoris almost driving into wagons with Negroes in them. SR

1541 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Scandal
2453 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Searching
2383 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Secret
3043 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Sending someone to Jackson
845 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Sexual power
3064 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Shadows
2876 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Sleeping in same bed

For when two characters (usually black and white) sleep in the same bed; Benjy with Luster in S&F, Lucas and Henry in GDM, etc. -JBP

2978 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Smelled like trees
3746 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Sole owner and proprietor
2592 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Solitary
2030 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Solitude
2607 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Sound of a gunshot
3418 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Stillness
1933 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Sun / Sunlight
3539 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Thinking of home
1948 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Threshold
1259 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Tomorrow and tomorrow
2609 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Touch
1950 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Triumph

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