Term ID Vocabulary Parent Termsort descending Description
591 Themes and Motifs Values Truth/Lies
4704 Themes and Motifs Home Trying to go home
5219 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Trying to kill Gualdres
779 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Trying to say
5122 Environment Time of Year Tuesday
5470 Aesthetics Allusion, Geographical Tunbridge Wells, England
736 Themes and Motifs Animals Turkey
1626 Actions Hunting Turkey hunting
3989 Actions Physical Turning away
4802 Themes and Motifs Animals Turtles
2417 Relationships Intergenerational Tutor-student
5556 Aesthetics Allusion, Geographical Tutwiler, Mississippi
5402 Aesthetics Allusion, Geographical Twenty-One Club
1024 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Twilight
500 Environment Time of Day Twilight
3595 Environment Atmospheric Twinkling
1953 Relationships Familial Twins
5664 Environment Time of Day Two o'clock a.m.
5638 Environment Time of Day Two o'clock p.m.
4533 Cultural Issues Technology Typewriter
416 Aesthetics (First level term) Typography/Orthography
4079 Cultural Issues War U.S. Army
4050 Cultural Issues Nationality U.S. citizenship
3476 Themes and Motifs Appearance Ugliness
2605 Actions Verbal Ultimatum
1658 Themes and Motifs Objects Umbrella
1422 Cultural Issues Sexuality Unattractiveness
2349 Actions Mental Unaware
1881 Themes and Motifs Memory Uncertain
4159 Relationships Familial Uncertain relationship
575 Actions Mental Uncertainty
4655 Cultural Issues Religion Uncharitable
3528 Cultural Issues Race Uncle as term for black man
2818 Aesthetics Allusion, Literary Uncle Remus
2035 Cultural Issues Government Uncle Sam
3697 Cultural Issues Race Uncle Tom
3696 Aesthetics Allusion, Literary Uncle Tom's Cabin
2444 Relationships Intergenerational Uncle-nephew
496 Relationships Familial Uncle-nephew
2974 Relationships Familial Uncle-niece
2360 Themes and Motifs Psychological Unconscious
4700 Aesthetics Narrative Under oath
1375 Cultural Issues Clothes Underclothes, female
1374 Cultural Issues Clothes Underclothes, male
933 Aesthetics Typography/Orthography Underlining
981 Actions Mental Understanding
555 Cultural Issues Clothes Undressing
1367 Actions Physical Undressing
5592 Cultural Issues Labor Unemployment
4183 Environment Atmospheric Unfamiliar place

When the action of a story takes someone into a place they've never been before, for example the "strange country" that the chase of the deer reaches in "Race at Morning" (301).

1267 Aesthetics Style Unfinished sentence
3830 Aesthetics Allusion, Mythical Unicorn
4982 Aesthetics Narrative Unidentified character
891 Cultural Issues Clothes Uniform
737 Cultural Issues War Union Army
1456 Cultural Issues War Unity

This keyword describes the way in which war calls upon disparate people to fight for the same ideal. The specific example this is based on is Southerners ultimately fighting in the United States army in later wars, but could also described the camaraderie between allied nations. Joost Burgers

5381 Cultural Issues Education University of Mississippi
2293 Aesthetics Allusion, Geographical University of Mississippi
4293 Aesthetics Allusion, Geographical University of Virginia
2067 Actions Perceptual Unknowable

This term is intended to refer to when a character looks at but cannot fathom what a character (or animal) is thinking. (Keyed originally to refer to Lion in "Lion.") -JBP

4752 Themes and Motifs Character Unknowable
3832 Themes and Motifs Philosophical Unnatural / Contrary to nature
2211 Aesthetics Narrative Unreliable narrator
2947 Relationships Romantic Unrequited
2104 Themes and Motifs Character Unruliness
2983 Environment Auditory Unseen voice
2428 Actions Communication Unsent message
3107 Aesthetics Ambiguity Unspecified shapes
1231 Cultural Issues Health and Illness Unspecified sickness
4294 Themes and Motifs Time Unsynchronized clocks
4783 Themes and Motifs Community Upliftment

Whenever a member of the community takes it upon him or herself to "uplift" the rest of the members of the community, whether they want to be uplifted or not. The specific example is John Sartoris in The Unvanquished who has grand plans for the people of Jefferson (223).

5342 Cultural Issues Race Uppitiness
1461 Environment Domestic Space Upstairs
873 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Upward mobility
4869 Cultural Issues Clothes Urban
4629 Actions Bodily Urinating
2770 Environment Olfactory Urine
1734 Cultural Issues Government US Bureau of Indian Affairs
1733 Cultural Issues Government US Post Office
4762 Cultural Issues Race Using a Negro as messenger
1550 Themes and Motifs Naming Using Indians as names
1464 Cultural Issues Government Usurpation
3239 Aesthetics Allusion, Geographical Utah Beach
1326 Environment Place Vacant house
2125 Environment Place Vacant lot
1747 Cultural Issues Crime Vagrancy
5535 Cultural Issues Education Valedictorian
5357 Environment Time of Year Valentine's Day
5444 Aesthetics Allusion, Mythical Valhalla
5175 Environment Natural Valley
3728 Aesthetics Allusion, Biblical Valley of the shadow of death
912 Themes and Motifs Values Valor
395 Themes and Motifs (First level term) Values
2341 Aesthetics Allusion, Literary Vampire
4323 Aesthetics Allusion, Historical Van Dorn, Earl
4210 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Vanishing
1000 Themes and Motifs Absence/Loss Vanishing Indian
2025 Themes and Motifs Character Vanity
2719 Aesthetics Allusion, Historical Vardaman, James K.
3431 Themes and Motifs Objects Vase