Keywords

Term ID Vocabularysort ascending Parent Term Description
3093 Themes and Motifs Past Freedom from it
3099 Themes and Motifs Death Anticipation of death
3103 Themes and Motifs Money As motive
3105 Themes and Motifs Objects Scissors
3108 Themes and Motifs Objects Pencil
3112 Themes and Motifs Objects Baby bottle
3117 Themes and Motifs Absence/Loss Of loved one
3119 Themes and Motifs Objects Handkerchief
3123 Themes and Motifs Values Sacrifice
3124 Themes and Motifs Philosophical Salvation
3125 Themes and Motifs Philosophical Redemption
3132 Themes and Motifs Absence/Loss Loss of innocence
3133 Themes and Motifs Supernatural Folklore
3134 Themes and Motifs Supernatural Superstitions
3138 Themes and Motifs Objects Bowl
3141 Themes and Motifs Objects Napkin
3143 Themes and Motifs Objects Drinking glass
3145 Themes and Motifs Body Arm
3146 Themes and Motifs Objects Paper
3148 Themes and Motifs Body Shoulder
3149 Themes and Motifs Money Gift of money
3156 Themes and Motifs Objects Hot water bottle
3157 Themes and Motifs Body Testicles
3160 Themes and Motifs Meaning Misinterpretation
3162 Themes and Motifs Futility Failure to defend honor
3165 Themes and Motifs Objects Curtains
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

3167 Themes and Motifs Time Being outside of time
3172 Themes and Motifs Futility Illusion of success or victory
3173 Themes and Motifs Texts Graffiti
3174 Themes and Motifs Past Discovering it
3177 Themes and Motifs Objects Bricks
3186 Themes and Motifs Absence/Loss Burning a town
3188 Themes and Motifs Absence/Loss Military defeat
3189 Themes and Motifs Exile Post-war
3193 Themes and Motifs Past And monuments
3197 Themes and Motifs Naming Nicknames
3209 Themes and Motifs Objects Phonograph
3214 Themes and Motifs Objects Air gun
3222 Themes and Motifs Values Imagination
3245 Themes and Motifs Animals Mockingbird
3246 Themes and Motifs Supernatural Folk customs
3247 Themes and Motifs Objects Harmonica
3252 Themes and Motifs Objects Airplane
3253 Themes and Motifs Character Impulsiveness
3255 Themes and Motifs Objects Sewing machine
3261 Themes and Motifs Animals Geese
3263 Themes and Motifs Animals Bats
3267 Themes and Motifs Objects Collar box
3270 Themes and Motifs Death Longing for death
3271 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Little sister
3272 Themes and Motifs Art Christian art or iconography
3276 Themes and Motifs Objects Bed
3278 Themes and Motifs Body Excrement
3279 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Father said
3287 Themes and Motifs Objects Flowers Roses
3291 Themes and Motifs Objects Flowers Milkweed
3292 Themes and Motifs Objects Flowers Dogwood
3293 Themes and Motifs Time Being on time / punctuality
3294 Themes and Motifs Time Being late / tardiness
3301 Themes and Motifs Body Foot / Feet
3303 Themes and Motifs Death Like death
3312 Themes and Motifs Time Awareness of time
3318 Themes and Motifs Animals Sparrow
3332 Themes and Motifs Death Death by water / Drowning
3333 Themes and Motifs Objects Flat-iron
3341 Themes and Motifs Objects Dresser
3346 Themes and Motifs Time Timelessness
3350 Themes and Motifs Philosophical Existentialism
3353 Themes and Motifs Objects Jewelry Charm
3354 Themes and Motifs Objects Opera glass
3357 Themes and Motifs Objects Peep-hole viewer / Stanhope
3364 Themes and Motifs Objects Broken glass
3365 Themes and Motifs Objects Towel
3382 Themes and Motifs Community Local legends

I created this term in response to the local legend of Melisandre Backus Harriss that Chick inherits in "Knight's Gambit."--LW

3385 Themes and Motifs Objects New car
3402 Themes and Motifs Objects Cards
3407 Themes and Motifs Community Parade
3411 Themes and Motifs Community Decoration Day
3416 Themes and Motifs Absence/Loss Blame
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 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

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