Term ID Vocabulary Parent Term Description
981 Actions Mental Understanding
1367 Actions Physical Undressing
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

2428 Actions Communication Unsent message
4629 Actions Bodily Urinating
943 Actions Violent Vengeance
1277 Actions Emotional Vengeful
355 Actions (First level term) Verbal
2188 Actions Emotional Vindictive
3260 Actions Violent Violence against animals
356 Actions (First level term) Violent
1539 Actions Interaction, Social Visiting
4986 Actions Mental Visualize
1293 Actions Bodily Vomiting
2524 Actions Interaction, Social Voting
2519 Actions Verbal Vowing
552 Actions Perceptual Voyeurism
497 Actions Movement Wagon
3264 Actions Physical Wagon|Car maintenance
1616 Actions Hunting Waiting
1879 Actions Physical Waiting
2854 Actions Emotional Waiting
4621 Actions Work Waitress
2180 Actions Bodily Waking
704 Actions Movement Walking
2735 Actions Physical Walking
1269 Actions Verbal Warning
5216 Actions Legal Warrant
1189 Actions Domestic Washing
630 Actions Physical Washing clothes
658 Actions Work Washing clothes
1482 Actions Bodily Watching
1726 Actions Perceptual Watching
4722 Actions Physical Watching
4071 Actions Physical Wave / waving
5166 Actions Bodily Weakness
5293 Actions Work Weaving
4647 Actions Verbal Whimper
2482 Actions Violent Whipping
1077 Actions Verbal Whispering
5147 Actions Physical Whistling
5079 Actions Physical Whittling
4014 Actions Hunting Wildcat hunting
4571 Actions Legal Will
4080 Actions Physical Winking
3127 Actions Verbal Wishing
5518 Actions Interaction, Social Withdrawal from public
868 Actions Verbal Withholding
1570 Actions Communication Without words

When someone communicates by means of something other than words (written or spoken); for example, the envelope full of money Boyd wants Ike to give his mistress, or the verbena that Drusilla leaves on Bayard's pillow.

357 Actions (First level term) Work
4431 Actions Bodily Work song
825 Actions Emotional Worry
5628 Actions Physical Wrestling
1900 Actions Communication Writing
5224 Actions Verbal Writing
4832 Actions Movement Wrong direction
5497 Actions Work Yard work
2752 Actions Verbal Yelling
1202 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes "Wait"

Spoken by a character to pause or slow down narration by another character so s/he can process the significance or take over the narration. The classic examples are from ABSALOM, but it's a signature verbal formula across Faulkner. JW

910 Themes and Motifs Absence/Loss Abandonment
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.

1327 Themes and Motifs Absence/Loss Absence
617 Themes and Motifs Absence/Loss Absence as disguise

This was created to note Flem Snopes' calculated absence during the horse auction, the way he has orchestrated it from behind the scene. I'm not sure this occurs with anyone but Flem, but it occurs multiple times in his case. SR

1331 Themes and Motifs Absence/Loss Absence as loss
5275 Themes and Motifs Absence/Loss Absence as presence
4512 Themes and Motifs Absence/Loss Absence of sound
358 Themes and Motifs (First level term) Absence/Loss
2604 Themes and Motifs Meaning Absurdity
1689 Themes and Motifs Chaos/Order Accident
4419 Themes and Motifs Texts Accounts
517 Themes and Motifs Arrivals/Departures Advent
5401 Themes and Motifs Meaning Aesthetic experience
3798 Themes and Motifs Art African American music
626 Themes and Motifs Community African-American
2232 Themes and Motifs Death Afterlife
3214 Themes and Motifs Objects Air gun
3252 Themes and Motifs Objects Airplane
1459 Themes and Motifs Arrivals/Departures Alarm

This is whenever a character arrives or departs to communicate a message of alarm. JB

1783 Themes and Motifs Naming Alias
2331 Themes and Motifs Community Alienation
4447 Themes and Motifs Exile Alienation from nature
3010 Themes and Motifs Animals Alligators
3448 Themes and Motifs Absence/Loss Aloneness

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

4747 Themes and Motifs Death Ambiguous circumstances
538 Themes and Motifs Character Ambitious
5519 Themes and Motifs Character Amoral
2236 Themes and Motifs Objects Anchovies
4741 Themes and Motifs Determinism And an animal
3060 Themes and Motifs Naming And caste
4950 Themes and Motifs Time And change
5377 Themes and Motifs Art And civilization
4428 Themes and Motifs Death And inheritance
3193 Themes and Motifs Past And monuments
2082 Themes and Motifs Death Animal bear
2073 Themes and Motifs Death Animal Dog
2910 Themes and Motifs Death Animal horse
4535 Themes and Motifs Death Animal mule
364 Themes and Motifs (First level term) Animals
4847 Themes and Motifs Texts Anthropological
2749 Themes and Motifs Time Anticipation