Keywords

Term ID Vocabulary Parentsort descending Term Description
4821 Aesthetics Symbolism Impermanence
4904 Aesthetics Symbolism Rebirth
3106 Aesthetics Symbolism Reflection

Created for when a text makes explicit reference to mirrored reflection that has potential symbolic importance - created to capture Benjy's repeated references to a mirror in the library (of fire, of Caddy) that in the present day is gone (leaving only a door-like discoloration on the wall where it once had been). -JBP

5623 Aesthetics Symbolism Roman
3758 Aesthetics Symbolism Sexual symbol
1323 Aesthetics Symbolism Shadows
4882 Aesthetics Symbolism Shared humanity
2981 Aesthetics Symbolism Theatrical
5625 Aesthetics Symbolism Time
5499 Cultural Issues Technology Appliance
5542 Cultural Issues Technology Atomic bomb
4026 Cultural Issues Technology Automobile
5553 Cultural Issues Technology Cadillac
2301 Cultural Issues Technology Car
4465 Cultural Issues Technology Car tire
5545 Cultural Issues Technology Construction equipment
5235 Cultural Issues Technology Cotton gin
2528 Cultural Issues Technology Electricity
1450 Cultural Issues Technology Elevator
1663 Cultural Issues Technology Invention
5576 Cultural Issues Technology Jaguar
5601 Cultural Issues Technology Lighting

For when a text makes explicit reference to electric lighting (as opposed to light from fires, candles, etc.) JBP

2529 Cultural Issues Technology Neon
5514 Cultural Issues Technology Plastics
4924 Cultural Issues Technology Printing
4639 Cultural Issues Technology Public telephone
5416 Cultural Issues Technology Race

Whenever someone has a different interaction with technology because of their race. This is usually a Black character who is ignorant of modernity. In this example, it is Job in "Uncle Willy" who doesn't know how to use a telephone.

4316 Cultural Issues Technology Radio
3386 Cultural Issues Technology Running water
3590 Cultural Issues Technology Ship's wheel
3586 Cultural Issues Technology Shipping schooner
3585 Cultural Issues Technology Shipping tugboat
3533 Cultural Issues Technology Steam locomotive
5511 Cultural Issues Technology Steamboats
4708 Cultural Issues Technology Streetcars
5384 Cultural Issues Technology Telegraph
2279 Cultural Issues Technology Telephone
1664 Cultural Issues Technology Television
4533 Cultural Issues Technology Typewriter
4419 Themes and Motifs Texts Accounts
4847 Themes and Motifs Texts Anthropological
4818 Themes and Motifs Texts Bible
906 Themes and Motifs Texts Case file
745 Themes and Motifs Texts Census
4709 Themes and Motifs Texts Christmas card
4051 Themes and Motifs Texts Citizenship papers
1678 Themes and Motifs Texts Civic records
4815 Themes and Motifs Texts Cook book
4799 Themes and Motifs Texts Death certificate
1998 Themes and Motifs Texts Deed
4860 Themes and Motifs Texts Drawing
4441 Themes and Motifs Texts Epitaph
3173 Themes and Motifs Texts Graffiti
1731 Themes and Motifs Texts Ledger
1705 Themes and Motifs Texts Letter of protest
1343 Themes and Motifs Texts Letters
2721 Themes and Motifs Texts Love letter
4703 Themes and Motifs Texts Magazine
4044 Themes and Motifs Texts Map
3023 Themes and Motifs Texts Military communications
5393 Themes and Motifs Texts Mottoes
1709 Themes and Motifs Texts Newspapers
4668 Themes and Motifs Texts Note
5259 Themes and Motifs Texts Notice
3092 Themes and Motifs Texts Novel
4045 Themes and Motifs Texts Plat
5004 Themes and Motifs Texts Poetry
5095 Themes and Motifs Texts Poster
4650 Themes and Motifs Texts School book
3000 Themes and Motifs Texts Telegram
4132 Themes and Motifs Texts Title
4871 Themes and Motifs Texts Translation
4601 Themes and Motifs Texts Treaty
4572 Themes and Motifs Texts Will
2880 Themes and Motifs Time Abrupt shift in time

For when a narrative makes an abrupt or unexpected shift in time - as in Benjy's narrative in S&F.

4950 Themes and Motifs Time And change
2749 Themes and Motifs Time Anticipation
3312 Themes and Motifs Time Awareness of time
3166 Themes and Motifs Time Being in time

Added to mark those moments when Quentin Compson explicitly refers to being "in" time -- subject to it, existing within it and unable to stop or evade its progression. This is opposite of course to those moments when he is "outside" of time and all that entails. JBP

3294 Themes and Motifs Time Being late / tardiness
3293 Themes and Motifs Time Being on time / punctuality
3167 Themes and Motifs Time Being outside of time
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

4281 Themes and Motifs Time Cyclical
3513 Themes and Motifs Time Duration of time
1932 Themes and Motifs Time Frozen / Static
2051 Themes and Motifs Time Future
2304 Themes and Motifs Time Just in time

Whenever a character arrives or performs an action, or event happens "just in time" or in the "nick of time." That is, there is narrative anticipation for time running out, but things are saved at the last moment. JB

1812 Themes and Motifs Time Living in the present

Added to describe Boon Hogganbeck at end of "Lion" (and related texts like "The Bear" in GDM) - someone "living in the moment," with no regard at all to the past.

2158 Themes and Motifs Time Long passage of time

Perhaps self-evident, but for when a text makes a huge jump in time very quickly -- Zilphia Gant sitting beside the window "for twelve years," for instance. JBP

4368 Themes and Motifs Time Lost time
3515 Themes and Motifs Time Measuring time
521 Themes and Motifs Time Past
2600 Themes and Motifs Time Permanence
2907 Themes and Motifs Time Return to present time
3463 Themes and Motifs Time Routine
1995 Themes and Motifs Time Running out
2964 Themes and Motifs Time Series of events experienced as long duration
4366 Themes and Motifs Time Simultaneity of time
3346 Themes and Motifs Time Timelessness

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