Keywords

Term ID Vocabularysort descending Parent Term Description
3417 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Vitality
3418 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Stillness
3419 Themes and Motifs Death Liminal

For events in which the boundary between life and death is blurred, such as when Dewey Dell describes her father as looking "like right after the maul hits the steer and it no longer alive and dont yet know that it is dead." EKP

3426 Themes and Motifs Psychological Disembodiment
3428 Themes and Motifs Objects Ship
3431 Themes and Motifs Objects Vase
3437 Themes and Motifs Community Populace
3444 Themes and Motifs Art Artistic creation
3448 Themes and Motifs Absence/Loss Aloneness

As in the "aloneness" Addie Bundren seeks to have violated in As I Lay Dying. EKP

3455 Themes and Motifs Past Anxiety about|Resistance to change
3456 Themes and Motifs Character Duty
3457 Themes and Motifs Character Bookishness
3463 Themes and Motifs Time Routine
3476 Themes and Motifs Appearance Ugliness
3477 Themes and Motifs Objects Tea
3480 Themes and Motifs Appearance Baldness
3502 Themes and Motifs Objects Jeweler's loupe / magnifying glass
3503 Themes and Motifs Money Nickel coin
3506 Themes and Motifs Objects Lamp or lantern
3509 Themes and Motifs Philosophical Metaphysics
3513 Themes and Motifs Time Duration of time
3515 Themes and Motifs Time Measuring time
3518 Themes and Motifs Death Preparing for death
3520 Themes and Motifs Philosophical Human experience
3522 Themes and Motifs Appearance Condition of heaviness
3530 Themes and Motifs Money Quarter coin
3536 Themes and Motifs Character Childlike
3537 Themes and Motifs Character Reliability
3539 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Thinking of home
3546 Themes and Motifs Community Opinion
3554 Themes and Motifs Body Fingers
3560 Themes and Motifs Past Personal past
3563 Themes and Motifs Body Bowels
3573 Themes and Motifs Body Knee
3576 Themes and Motifs Animals Gulls
3582 Themes and Motifs Body Skin
3589 Themes and Motifs Body Male body
3598 Themes and Motifs Community Conformity
3605 Themes and Motifs Appearance Dirty
3621 Themes and Motifs Naming Long name
3625 Themes and Motifs Naming French noble names
3633 Themes and Motifs Objects Parcel
3640 Themes and Motifs Objects Train
3641 Themes and Motifs Character Precision
3665 Themes and Motifs Animals Fleas
3668 Themes and Motifs Character Bravery
3671 Themes and Motifs Character Courteous
3674 Themes and Motifs Money Bill
3687 Themes and Motifs Body Heels
3700 Themes and Motifs Objects Luggage
3703 Themes and Motifs Community Columbus Day
3713 Themes and Motifs Objects Crib / Cradle
3717 Themes and Motifs Death Funeral pyre / cremation
3721 Themes and Motifs Death Compared to living
3722 Themes and Motifs Morals Morality
3734 Themes and Motifs Chaos/Order Confusion
3737 Themes and Motifs Art Photograph
3738 Themes and Motifs Objects Apple tree
3740 Themes and Motifs Body Eyelashes
3746 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Sole owner and proprietor
3750 Themes and Motifs Objects Flower orchid
3762 Themes and Motifs Appearance Pretending / Feigning
3798 Themes and Motifs Art African American music
3800 Themes and Motifs Objects Cigarette
3809 Themes and Motifs Morals Dishonor
3814 Themes and Motifs Animals Insects lice
3815 Themes and Motifs Objects Coal oil
3820 Themes and Motifs Meaning Paternity
3826 Themes and Motifs Absence/Loss Losing vs never having

Added for when Quentin makes the observation, about a man who castrated himself, "It's not not having them. It's never to have had them." I believe similar ideas crop up elsewhere in Faulkner - distinguishing between having and losing, or never having in the first place. JBP

3832 Themes and Motifs Philosophical Unnatural / Contrary to nature
3833 Themes and Motifs Meaning Limitations of words / language
3841 Themes and Motifs Death Dying wish
3842 Themes and Motifs Death Compared to sleep
3843 Themes and Motifs Animals Insects mayflies
3844 Themes and Motifs Appearance Surface
3845 Themes and Motifs Appearance Depth / deepness
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

3855 Themes and Motifs Character Cautious
3857 Themes and Motifs Animals Fish trout
3858 Themes and Motifs Animals Insect fly
3861 Themes and Motifs Death Respect
3865 Themes and Motifs Money Prize value
3878 Themes and Motifs Philosophical Infinity
3880 Themes and Motifs Character Blackguard
3882 Themes and Motifs Animals Insects bees
3883 Themes and Motifs Animals Insects butterflies
3886 Themes and Motifs Philosophical Progenitive / Self-reproductive
3891 Themes and Motifs Body Jaw
3896 Themes and Motifs Character Scoundrel
3902 Themes and Motifs Philosophical Reduction / summing up
3905 Themes and Motifs Philosophical Tedious / tedium
3911 Themes and Motifs Objects Elm tree
3913 Themes and Motifs Appearance Diminishment / fading
3917 Themes and Motifs Death Killing oneself slowly
3920 Themes and Motifs Appearance Librarian look
3942 Themes and Motifs Appearance Fatness / obesity
3951 Themes and Motifs Body Hips
3952 Themes and Motifs Body Thighs
3964 Themes and Motifs Money Coin
3971 Themes and Motifs Objects Ladder

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