Term IDsort ascending Vocabulary Parent Term Description
1367 Actions Physical Undressing
1366 Relationships Familial Physical discipline
1365 Cultural Issues Gender Maternal impulse
1364 Aesthetics Narrative Pause
1363 Actions Perceptual Nosiness
1362 Environment Place Corral
1361 Aesthetics Tone Sarcastic
1360 Cultural Issues Sexuality Female
1359 Actions Economic Scheming
1358 Cultural Issues Prejudice Socio-economic
1357 Cultural Issues Class Snopesism
1356 Environment Auditory Confused din
1355 Relationships Marital Adultery
1354 Relationships Marital Abandonment
1353 Cultural Issues Food As substitute
1352 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Life as repetition
1351 Relationships Familial Invented
1350 Themes and Motifs Death Car accident
1349 Themes and Motifs Death In childbirth
1348 Environment Place Hospital
1347 Themes and Motifs Determinism Lack of choice
1346 Cultural Issues Race Imaginary Negro men
1345 Themes and Motifs Futility When will it stop
1344 Actions Verbal Screaming
1343 Themes and Motifs Texts Letters
1342 Cultural Issues Sexuality Vicarious
1341 Actions Emotional Exultation
1340 Actions Mental Channeling

An unFaulknerian term for what Zilphia does when, in Jefferson, she lives "vicariously and transcendentally" inside the lives of her former husband and his new wife in another state, or what Darl does so often in As I Lay Dying. SR

1339 Actions Bodily Gaining weight
1338 Actions Perceptual Professional surveillance
1337 Cultural Issues Sexuality Frustration
1336 Aesthetics Allusion, Biblical Christ
1335 Actions Bodily Insomnia
1334 Relationships Marital Vicarious wedding
1333 Themes and Motifs Psychological Obsession
1332 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Nothingness
1331 Themes and Motifs Absence/Loss Absence as loss
1329 Environment Olfactory Evoking memory
1328 Relationships Marital Separated
1327 Themes and Motifs Absence/Loss Absence
1326 Environment Place Vacant house
1325 Environment Auditory Heartbeat
1324 Themes and Motifs Animals Metaphorical elephant
1323 Aesthetics Symbolism Shadows
1322 Themes and Motifs Past Past in present
1321 Relationships Marital Civil marriage
1320 Themes and Motifs Morals Chivalry
1319 Actions Verbal Promising
1318 Actions Bodily Fainting
1317 Actions Interaction, Private Courting
1316 Actions Physical Searching
1315 Aesthetics Symbolism Freudian
1314 Actions Mental Dreaming
1313 Cultural Issues Economy Buying a house
1312 Actions Economic Buying a house
1311 Actions Emotional Attraction
1310 Themes and Motifs Psychological Madness
1309 Cultural Issues Progress Country to city

To capture the movement of people from the countryside to more urban areas, including moving from Frenchman's Bend to Jefferson, as Zilphia Gant's mother and so many Snopeses do. SR

1308 Aesthetics Typography/Orthography Dots

This is for the occasions when Faulkner uses a series of dots as a feature of his prose - i.e. ". . ." or ". . . . . ." We can't call these dots ellipses, because they do not represent anything being left out of the text. The most disconcerting use of this technique is in "Miss Zilphia Gant." SR

1306 Cultural Issues Age Maturing
1305 Themes and Motifs Home Estranged
1304 Actions Verbal Family history
1303 Themes and Motifs Past Parental
1302 Actions Perceptual Strip searching
1301 Themes and Motifs Psychological Paranoia
1300 Actions Perceptual Surveillance
1299 Actions Perceptual Investigating
1298 Relationships Friendship Childhood friends
1297 Themes and Motifs Money Recovery
1296 Cultural Issues Health and Illness Medical advice
1295 Cultural Issues Health and Illness Anemia
1294 Actions Emotional Shame
1293 Actions Bodily Vomiting
1292 Actions Emotional Terror
1291 Cultural Issues Violence Child abuse
1290 Environment Place Playground
1289 Actions Play School recess
1288 Cultural Issues Age Childhood
1287 Cultural Issues Mass Media Movies
1286 Cultural Issues Mass Media Magazines
1285 Cultural Issues Entertainment Movies
1284 Cultural Issues Sexuality Appearance of
1283 Themes and Motifs Home Home as prison
1282 Themes and Motifs Absence/Loss Money|Wealth
1281 Actions Emotional Satisfaction
1280 Themes and Motifs Arrivals/Departures Return home
1279 Aesthetics Allusion, Mythical Vestal
1278 Aesthetics Allusion, Mythical Fate
1277 Actions Emotional Vengeful
1276 Environment Place Seedy parts of town
1275 Cultural Issues Violence Implied shooting
1274 Aesthetics Allusion, Literary Coleridge, Samuel
1273 Actions Verbal Complaining
1272 Cultural Issues Gender Masculine woman
1271 Relationships Familial Mother-daughter passim
1270 Environment Place Tavern
1269 Actions Verbal Warning
1268 Themes and Motifs Objects Candle
1267 Aesthetics Style Unfinished sentence
1266 Aesthetics Allusion, Literary Gulliver's Travels