Term ID Vocabulary Parent Termsort descending Description
2577 Cultural Issues Politics Democrat

In The Reivers Lucius Priest defines the various positions of Conservative, Liberal, Republican, and Democrat in the following manner: "Like this: a Republican is a man who made his money; a Liberal is a man who inherited his; a Democrat is a barefoot Liberal in a cross-country race; a Conservative is a Republican who has learned to read and write." (109) Though, these positions are hardly set in stone it is important to note the distinct separation between political outlook and political party. JB

781 Cultural Issues Government Demographics
320 Cultural Issues Slavery Demographics

For passages that include specific numbers about the people or places involved, as when Bayard says that before the War on Sundays, there would be 10 slaves at the service for every 1 white person. SR

1890 Aesthetics Allusion, Mythical Demon
2458 Aesthetics Allusion, Historical Demosthenes
5430 Actions Military Demotion
2134 Cultural Issues War Demotion
4462 Themes and Motifs Death Denial
4501 Actions Emotional Denial
1492 Actions Verbal Denial
4573 Themes and Motifs Psychological Denial
5183 Cultural Issues Clothes Denim
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
4992 Cultural Issues Food Dependable
894 Cultural Issues War Deployment
3196 Cultural Issues Government Depression-era programs
1478 Cultural Issues War Deprivation

Individuals or groups who have been deprived of resources and comfort. JB

3845 Themes and Motifs Appearance Depth / deepness
764 Themes and Motifs Absence/Loss Deracination
1437 Environment Atmospheric Dereliction
5624 Aesthetics Diction Derogatory socio-economic term
4359 Relationships Familial Descendants
1099 Aesthetics (First level term) Description
2374 Aesthetics Figures of Speech Desert island
4763 Cultural Issues War Desertion
1233 Relationships Marital Desertion
3811 Relationships Sexual Desertion
903 Themes and Motifs Arrivals/Departures Desertion-family
4349 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Design
1565 Cultural Issues Sexuality Desire
506 Actions Emotional Despair
2183 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Destiny
4713 Themes and Motifs Home Destroyed
2702 Cultural Issues War Destruction
3022 Actions Military Destruction of enemy property
1835 Actions Violent Destructive behavior

Should "destructive" be a second-level category for "Actions"? (Violent seems wrong for things like vandalism.) -JBP

2356 Actions Emotional Detachment
4749 Aesthetics Genre Conventions Detective fiction
1994 Themes and Motifs Values Determination
371 Themes and Motifs (First level term) Determinism
827 Environment Atmospheric Devastation
4711 Cultural Issues Health and Illness Developmental problems
2384 Themes and Motifs Values Devotion
2926 Environment Natural Dew
971 Actions Verbal Dialogue
3281 Aesthetics Typography/Orthography Dialogue with no quotation marks
4683 Themes and Motifs Objects Dice
5467 Aesthetics Allusion, Literary Dickens, Charles
3782 Aesthetics Allusion, Literary Dickinson, Emily
3230 Aesthetics Allusion, Historical Dickson
407 Aesthetics (First level term) Diction
1493 Actions Physical Digging
1531 Themes and Motifs Values Dignity
1796 Environment Domestic Space Dilapidation
1698 Aesthetics Allusion, Historical Dillinger, John
3227 Cultural Issues Agriculture Diminishing farms
3913 Themes and Motifs Appearance Diminishment / fading
977 Environment Domestic Space Dining room
1433 Environment Time of Day Dinner
5245 Aesthetics Allusion, Mythical Dionysus
1217 Actions Bodily Dipping snuff
3651 Actions Movement Direction east
3559 Environment Natural Dirt / Earth
4804 Environment Place Dirt lane
3605 Themes and Motifs Appearance Dirty
2459 Cultural Issues Clothes Dirty
3968 Cultural Issues Gender Dirty girl
909 Actions Verbal Disagreeing
1725 Themes and Motifs Absence/Loss Disappearance
4376 Actions Emotional Disappointment
3685 Actions Mental Disapproval
2912 Actions Mental Disbelief
1170 Actions Legal Discharging jury
314 Cultural Issues Slavery Discipline

For passages that depict or refer to any elements of the system by which slaves were policed or punished, like the "Patrollers" who patrolled roads after dark to prevent slaves from leaving plantations. SR

1916 Actions Domestic Discipline
2128 Actions Physical Discovering

For instances when a character literally discovers someone or something -- Mrs. Gant finding her daughter with a boy lying together in a blanket, for instance. Distinct from the MENTAL act of discovery (which is also a keyword in this database). -JBP

3174 Themes and Motifs Past Discovering it
1203 Actions Mental Discovery
1070 Actions Verbal Discussion
5266 Themes and Motifs Money Disdaining money
4408 Themes and Motifs Death Disease
1902 Aesthetics Figures of Speech Disease
3426 Themes and Motifs Psychological Disembodiment
3669 Cultural Issues Race Disenfranchisement
5094 Actions Violent Disfigurement
1497 Cultural Issues Clothes Disguise
4614 Actions Emotional Disgust
3648 Cultural Issues Sexuality Disgust with sex
5187 Themes and Motifs Objects Dishes
3809 Themes and Motifs Morals Dishonor
5307 Actions Bodily Dismemberment
4866 Actions Work Dismissal
4063 Actions Legal Dismissing a case
4605 Actions Work Dismissing from work
503 Themes and Motifs Chaos/Order Disorder
5257 Cultural Issues Clothes Disordered
4199 Actions Mental Disorientation
2133 Cultural Issues War Displacement
2669 Cultural Issues History Dispossessing Indians