Keywords

Term ID Vocabulary Parent Termsort descending Description
1367 Actions Physical Undressing
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

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).

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
4291 Actions Communication Using writing with deafness
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
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
4256 Themes and Motifs Objects Vegetation
1670 Cultural Issues Clothes Veil
943 Actions Violent Vengeance
1277 Actions Emotional Vengeful
3430 Aesthetics Allusion, Geographical Venice
770 Environment Domestic Space Veranda
355 Actions (First level term) Verbal
4170 Aesthetics Figures of Speech Vernacular
1744 Cultural Issues Clothes Vest
1279 Aesthetics Allusion, Mythical Vestal
1342 Cultural Issues Sexuality Vicarious
1334 Relationships Marital Vicarious wedding
3636 Aesthetics Allusion, Geographical Vicksburg
4813 Aesthetics Allusion, Historical Vicksburg
1424 Cultural Issues Crime Vigilantism

This denotes moments where characters appoint themselves to punish a crime (real or imagined). BR

2188 Actions Emotional Vindictive
3966 Environment Natural Vines
277 Cultural Issues Slavery Violence
4058 Relationships Marital Violence
249 Cultural Issues (First level term) Violence
3260 Actions Violent Violence against animals
4828 Cultural Issues War Violence against civilians
2848 Themes and Motifs Character Violent
356 Actions (First level term) Violent
3787 Aesthetics Figures of Speech Violent in figurative sense

For when a text uses "violent" in a figurative sense for things not actually violent -- violent fecundity, for instance, or "cheap violent blues" of someone's clothing. JBP

4494 Aesthetics Allusion, Literary Virgil
2993 Cultural Issues Education Virginia
4560 Aesthetics Allusion, Geographical Virginia
1884 Cultural Issues Sexuality Virginity
2296 Themes and Motifs Values Virtue
4406 Cultural Issues Ritual Visit
1539 Actions Interaction, Social Visiting
4986 Actions Mental Visualize
3417 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Vitality
2598 Themes and Motifs Body Voice
1886 Aesthetics Figures of Speech Voice
1800 Environment Auditory Voices
4729 Aesthetics Allusion, Literary Voltaire
1293 Actions Bodily Vomiting
4354 Cultural Issues Religion Voodoo
4780 Cultural Issues Crime Voter fraud
2754 Relationships Civic Voting
716 Cultural Issues Politics Voting
2524 Actions Interaction, Social Voting
2525 Cultural Issues Government Voting rights
2519 Actions Verbal Vowing
3087 Cultural Issues Sexuality Voyeurism
552 Actions Perceptual Voyeurism
4892 Themes and Motifs Determinism Vs human agency
1194 Cultural Issues Economy Wages
3282 Aesthetics Allusion, Historical Wagner, Richard
1040 Themes and Motifs Objects Wagon
497 Actions Movement Wagon

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