Term ID Vocabulary Parent Termsort descending Description
640 Themes and Motifs Memory Remembering passim
1806 Themes and Motifs Story-telling Reminiscence
1417 Themes and Motifs Naming Renaming

When a character is given or takes a new name due to a change in their identity. BR

2533 Cultural Issues Progress Renaming

The renaming of a product or object due to modernization. This is different than Themes-> Naming -> Change over time which is related to people. JB

707 Themes and Motifs Absence/Loss Renewal
3805 Aesthetics Allusion, Geographical Reno, Nevada
1922 Actions Moral Renounce
5621 Themes and Motifs Inheritance Renouncing
1706 Cultural Issues Progress Renovations
1192 Actions Economic Renting
4989 Cultural Issues Economy Renting housing
4956 Actions Verbal Renunciation
1819 Actions Physical Repair
2788 Actions Emotional Repentance
4010 Actions Verbal Repetition
3013 Themes and Motifs Past Repetition
982 Aesthetics Narrative Repetition
1939 Aesthetics Figures of Speech Replica
2081 Aesthetics Narrative Reported narration

For when a character reports what some other character has told him/her about something that has happened - typically for things that the narrator was not present to see in person. -JBP

4165 Aesthetics Narrative Reported narration passim
4178 Aesthetics Narrative Reported narration passim in section
2917 Actions Mental Repression
4224 Themes and Motifs Psychological Repression
322 Cultural Issues Gender Reproduction
2576 Cultural Issues Politics Republican

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

1794 Cultural Issues Politics Republicanism
2649 Themes and Motifs Character Reputation
1919 Actions Verbal Requesting
1677 Cultural Issues Progress Requirements
4384 Actions Military Rescue
4610 Actions Physical Rescuing
1972 Actions Emotional Resentment
3115 Actions Emotional Resignation
312 Cultural Issues Slavery Resistance

To index passages in which slaves are described taking a stand of some kind, usually verbal, against their enslavement. The clearest instances of this involve Loosh and Granny on the Sartoris plantation. (More direct physical forms of resistance are indexed under "Fugitive" and "Revolt.") SR

2108 Themes and Motifs Character Resolve
3861 Themes and Motifs Death Respect
2086 Actions Emotional Respect
562 Cultural Issues Class Respectability
4083 Actions Verbal Responding
945 Themes and Motifs Death Response to
1161 Themes and Motifs Morals Responsibility
1226 Themes and Motifs Character Responsibility
3493 Environment Public Restaurant
1844 Actions Work Restauranteer
1566 Actions Emotional Restlessness
2631 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Restoration / rebuilding
2416 Themes and Motifs Chaos/Order Restoring order
1081 Actions Violent Restraining
1970 Actions Physical Restraining
3369 Aesthetics Narrative Resumption of sentence after interruption
3331 Cultural Issues Religion Resurrection
4003 Actions Bodily Retching
4127 Themes and Motifs Story-telling Retelling
4172 Actions Verbal Reticence
2658 Cultural Issues Clothes Reticule
4028 Cultural Issues Economy Retirement
3184 Actions Military Retreat
4772 Cultural Issues War Retreat
1171 Cultural Issues Law Retrial
576 Themes and Motifs Arrivals/Departures Return
834 Actions Movement Return
963 Cultural Issues War Return
2633 Cultural Issues War Return from war
4693 Themes and Motifs Arrivals/Departures Return from war
1280 Themes and Motifs Arrivals/Departures Return home
2907 Themes and Motifs Time Return to present time
2686 Cultural Issues War Return to war
4198 Themes and Motifs Arrivals/Departures Return to Yoknapatawpha
4398 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Reunion
2888 Actions Verbal Revealing

Whenever a character accidentally or intentionally reveals an important piece of information. For example, Lucius revealing that Miss Corrie's real name is Everbe to Boon in The Reivers (212).

4858 Cultural Issues Religion Revelation
4367 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Revenge
2492 Cultural Issues War Revenge
904 Cultural Issues Law Revenue officer
1989 Aesthetics Narrative Revision
3081 Aesthetics Narrative Revisionary
298 Cultural Issues Slavery Revolt
1721 Themes and Motifs Money Reward
2852 Aesthetics Allusion, Geographical Rheims
4548 Actions Verbal Rhetorical question
2471 Cultural Issues Health and Illness Rheumatism
3466 Cultural Issues Education Rhodes Scholar
2675 Cultural Issues Clothes Ribbons
2105 Aesthetics Allusion, Historical Richard I of England
4394 Aesthetics Allusion, Geographical Richmond, Virginia
5050 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Rider in jail
1870 Actions Physical Riding
5016 Cultural Issues Clothes Riding
2738 Actions Military Riding
1230 Actions Movement Riding
1138 Themes and Motifs Morals Right

As in rightness, explicitly considered as a moral issue. JW

1716 Cultural Issues Government Right of secession
5329 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Right-of-way

Use to identify scenes where - because of race or class - one person is denied the right-of-way in a public space. The Sutpen children being 'ridden down' by a carriage, or Mink Snopes by Houston, and so on. Includes the related episodoes of Bayard Sartoris almost driving into wagons with Negroes in them. SR

2645 Themes and Motifs Objects Ring
5049 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Ringo whips Ab
2639 Cultural Issues Race Riots
2635 Aesthetics Figures of Speech Ripple
5232 Themes and Motifs Story-telling Risque
2940 Cultural Issues Age Rite of passage

Any challenge or ritualized moment in which a person goes from child to adult. The other option here is coming of age, but felt like a more passive, ambiguous movement over time, when what is meant here is someone having an active, singular moment in which he or she becomes an adult. For example, Lucius winning the horse race in The Reivers (274). JB

1629 Cultural Issues Hunting and Fishing Ritual