Keywords

Term ID Vocabularysort descending Parent Term Description
3062 Themes and Motifs Story-telling Collaborative
3267 Themes and Motifs Objects Collar box
2200 Themes and Motifs Money Collecting money

Added for when Gavin Stevens raises money to pay for the funeral in "Go Down, Moses"; can be used for anytime characters take a collection or otherwise raise money for some cause. JBP

2237 Themes and Motifs Memory Collective memory
3703 Themes and Motifs Community Columbus Day
2266 Themes and Motifs Character Comforter
4952 Themes and Motifs Naming Commercial origins
571 Themes and Motifs Story-telling Communal mythology
368 Themes and Motifs (First level term) Community
3721 Themes and Motifs Death Compared to living
3842 Themes and Motifs Death Compared to sleep
2068 Themes and Motifs Objects Compass
1243 Themes and Motifs Appearance Complexion
3522 Themes and Motifs Appearance Condition of heaviness
2744 Themes and Motifs Objects Condom
5301 Themes and Motifs Money Confederate
2204 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Confederate monument
3598 Themes and Motifs Community Conformity
3734 Themes and Motifs Chaos/Order Confusion
2092 Themes and Motifs Values Conscience
2938 Themes and Motifs Values Conservatism

Here conservatism is meant as a value and is politically agnostic. It is roughly being used as prudence, common sense, and tradition all wrapped up in one. JB

4345 Themes and Motifs Character Constitutive moment
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

4214 Themes and Motifs Objects Construction tools
2013 Themes and Motifs Time Continuity

Any time the past is consonant with the present, or a tradition is passed on. For example, the Hampton's being Sheriffs is a historical continuity. JB

601 Themes and Motifs Chaos/Order Control
5425 Themes and Motifs Character Conventional
4362 Themes and Motifs Character Conviction
4815 Themes and Motifs Texts Cook book
4856 Themes and Motifs Community Cooperation
4702 Themes and Motifs Objects Corncob
1525 Themes and Motifs Objects Corpse
1788 Themes and Motifs Death Corpse
2090 Themes and Motifs Appearance Cosmetics
684 Themes and Motifs Values Courage
3671 Themes and Motifs Character Courteous
2741 Themes and Motifs Character Coward
2473 Themes and Motifs Animals Cows
2509 Themes and Motifs Chaos/Order Creating order
1894 Themes and Motifs Chaos/Order Creation
3713 Themes and Motifs Objects Crib / Cradle
2486 Themes and Motifs Animals Crickets
1596 Themes and Motifs Community Crowd
2904 Themes and Motifs Character Cruel
1546 Themes and Motifs Objects Crystal
5534 Themes and Motifs Character Curmudgeonly
3165 Themes and Motifs Objects Curtains
3079 Themes and Motifs Objects Cushion
4281 Themes and Motifs Time Cyclical
2196 Themes and Motifs Objects Damask
4236 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Dark house
2343 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Dead time
5226 Themes and Motifs Story-telling Deadpan
370 Themes and Motifs (First level term) Death
3332 Themes and Motifs Death Death by water / Drowning
4799 Themes and Motifs Texts Death certificate
2980 Themes and Motifs Death Death sentence
2257 Themes and Motifs Death Deathbed
3411 Themes and Motifs Community Decoration Day
2400 Themes and Motifs Values Decorum
1998 Themes and Motifs Texts Deed
730 Themes and Motifs Animals Deer
2593 Themes and Motifs Objects Demijohn
4462 Themes and Motifs Death Denial
4573 Themes and Motifs Psychological Denial
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

1242 Themes and Motifs Arrivals/Departures Departure
3845 Themes and Motifs Appearance Depth / deepness
764 Themes and Motifs Absence/Loss Deracination
903 Themes and Motifs Arrivals/Departures Desertion-family
4349 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Design
2183 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Destiny
4713 Themes and Motifs Home Destroyed
1994 Themes and Motifs Values Determination
371 Themes and Motifs (First level term) Determinism
2384 Themes and Motifs Values Devotion
4683 Themes and Motifs Objects Dice
1531 Themes and Motifs Values Dignity
3913 Themes and Motifs Appearance Diminishment / fading
3605 Themes and Motifs Appearance Dirty
1725 Themes and Motifs Absence/Loss Disappearance
3174 Themes and Motifs Past Discovering it
5266 Themes and Motifs Money Disdaining money
4408 Themes and Motifs Death Disease
3426 Themes and Motifs Psychological Disembodiment
5187 Themes and Motifs Objects Dishes
3809 Themes and Motifs Morals Dishonor
503 Themes and Motifs Chaos/Order Disorder
3012 Themes and Motifs Exile Dispossession
4188 Themes and Motifs Home Distance from home

For moments when somebody thinks how far they've come from where they live. SR

1779 Themes and Motifs Chaos/Order Divine plan
4008 Themes and Motifs Animals Dog-fox
3067 Themes and Motifs Objects Dogfennel
618 Themes and Motifs Animals Dogs
2151 Themes and Motifs Objects Dolls
4993 Themes and Motifs Chaos/Order Domestic
2337 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Doom
609 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Door
1063 Themes and Motifs Money Dowry
4860 Themes and Motifs Texts Drawing

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