Term ID Vocabulary Parentsort ascending Term Description
2928 Aesthetics Symbolism Archetype

I did not see archetype anywhere else in the keyword list, so I added it here under symbolism - for when a text refers to something clearly archetypal, like the tree in S&F. -JBP

2981 Aesthetics Symbolism Theatrical
3106 Aesthetics Symbolism Reflection

Created for when a text makes explicit reference to mirrored reflection that has potential symbolic importance - created to capture Benjy's repeated references to a mirror in the library (of fire, of Caddy) that in the present day is gone (leaving only a door-like discoloration on the wall where it once had been). -JBP

3758 Aesthetics Symbolism Sexual symbol
4054 Aesthetics Symbolism Fire
4152 Aesthetics Symbolism Cleansing power of water
4821 Aesthetics Symbolism Impermanence
4882 Aesthetics Symbolism Shared humanity
4887 Aesthetics Symbolism Cage
4904 Aesthetics Symbolism Rebirth
5623 Aesthetics Symbolism Roman
5625 Aesthetics Symbolism Time
1003 Themes and Motifs Supernatural Insight
1883 Themes and Motifs Supernatural Ghost
1947 Themes and Motifs Supernatural Place
2369 Themes and Motifs Supernatural Soul / Spirit
2373 Themes and Motifs Supernatural Telepathy
2382 Themes and Motifs Supernatural Phantom
2385 Themes and Motifs Supernatural Spell
2608 Themes and Motifs Supernatural Haunting
2612 Themes and Motifs Supernatural Haunted house
2613 Themes and Motifs Supernatural Sickness
2700 Themes and Motifs Supernatural Eternity
2877 Themes and Motifs Supernatural Signs / Omen
3133 Themes and Motifs Supernatural Folklore
3134 Themes and Motifs Supernatural Superstitions
3246 Themes and Motifs Supernatural Folk customs
5498 Themes and Motifs Supernatural Vision
641 Aesthetics Style Neologism
966 Aesthetics Style Character portrait
1267 Aesthetics Style Unfinished sentence
1451 Aesthetics Style Bricolage
1888 Aesthetics Style Long sentence
1959 Aesthetics Style Cubism
2507 Aesthetics Style Present tense
3036 Aesthetics Style Index
3037 Aesthetics Style Long sentence passim
3510 Aesthetics Style List
3538 Aesthetics Style Numerous adjectives
5348 Aesthetics Style Address to reader
571 Themes and Motifs Story-telling Communal mythology
1131 Themes and Motifs Story-telling Story-telling passim
1520 Themes and Motifs Story-telling Audience response
1671 Themes and Motifs Story-telling Old days
1806 Themes and Motifs Story-telling Reminiscence
3062 Themes and Motifs Story-telling Collaborative
4127 Themes and Motifs Story-telling Retelling
4918 Themes and Motifs Story-telling Explaining
4919 Themes and Motifs Story-telling Hunting
5226 Themes and Motifs Story-telling Deadpan
5232 Themes and Motifs Story-telling Risque
5613 Themes and Motifs Story-telling Gestures
547 Relationships Social Homosocial rivalry
597 Relationships Social Adversarial
664 Relationships Social Snobbery
752 Relationships Social Neighbor
759 Relationships Social Conflict
828 Relationships Social Paternalism
1140 Relationships Social Assailant-victim
1263 Relationships Social Mentorship
1418 Relationships Social Homosocial
1420 Relationships Social Isolation

This term describes moments when a character is isolated or ostracized from the wider social community. BR
Also used this term when a person intentionally isolates him/herself from the larger community. JJ

1831 Relationships Social Fame
3302 Relationships Social Homoerotic
3304 Relationships Social Crowds
3764 Relationships Social Fellow alumni of a college or university
3895 Relationships Social Club
4865 Relationships Social Coworker
4961 Relationships Social Gang
4969 Relationships Social Social organizations
271 Cultural Issues Slavery Sex
272 Cultural Issues Slavery Racialism

Used to note passages where enslaved blacks are described as members of an inferior species. The Indians in "Red Leaves," for example, say that their slaves "are like horses and dogs." SR

273 Cultural Issues Slavery Labor
274 Cultural Issues Slavery Domestic labor
275 Cultural Issues Slavery Social value
276 Cultural Issues Slavery Purchase
277 Cultural Issues Slavery Violence
278 Cultural Issues Slavery Interracial violence
279 Cultural Issues Slavery Miscegenation
280 Cultural Issues Slavery Forced migration
281 Cultural Issues Slavery Metaphorical

Used to flag the passages in which a narrator or a non-enslaved character uses "slavery" metaphorically, to describe something else. Lucas Burch, for instance, complains that his job at the planing mill has him "slaving all day." SR

282 Cultural Issues Slavery Ownership

For moments in the texts where owning slaves is evoked as a marker of status or wealth, as when Jason Compson connects his family pride to the fact that his ancestors owned slaves. SR

283 Cultural Issues Slavery Fugitive
284 Cultural Issues Slavery Self-emancipation

For textual moments in which an enslaved person or group acts upon the desire to be free, as when Loosh or unnamed groups of slaves take advantage of the proximity of the Union Army to leave the Sartoris, Sutpen and other plantations where they were enslaved. Most examples of self-emancipation occur during the Civil War, but it also applies the way Thucydus earns the money to buy himself from the McCaslins. SR

285 Cultural Issues Slavery Loyalty

To note passages in which enslaved people are described - or describe themselves - as loyal to the family that owns them, as when Simon describes how happy all the Sartoris slaves were at the birth of their master's son. SR

286 Cultural Issues Slavery Manumission
287 Cultural Issues Slavery Commodity
288 Cultural Issues Slavery Big house vs quarters
289 Cultural Issues Slavery Slaves vs masters
290 Cultural Issues Slavery Traditions

For instances of the patterns that became a recurring aspect of the social interactions between slaves and masters, as in the description of the young slaves approaching Sutpen's big house on Christmas morning in expectation of a gift. SR

291 Cultural Issues Slavery Etiquette
292 Cultural Issues Slavery Civil War
293 Cultural Issues Slavery Biblical curse
294 Cultural Issues Slavery Persistence over time
296 Cultural Issues Slavery White anxiety

For moments in the text which describe anxiety felt by white characters about the presence or possible actions of slaves, as when Loosh's sudden appearance and behavior make Bayard uncomfortable. SR

297 Cultural Issues Slavery Slaves vs poor whites
298 Cultural Issues Slavery Revolt
299 Cultural Issues Slavery Evil
300 Cultural Issues Slavery Music
301 Cultural Issues Slavery Nostalgia

When black characters, especially ones who had been enslaved, seem nostalgic for the institution of slavery. Simon in Flags in the Dust is probably the most obvious instance of this. SR