Keywords

Term ID Vocabularysort ascending Parent Term Description
2152 Themes and Motifs Money Refund
2308 Themes and Motifs Character Regal
3537 Themes and Motifs Character Reliability
2862 Themes and Motifs Past Relics
995 Themes and Motifs Arrivals/Departures Relocation
856 Themes and Motifs Memory Remembering
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

707 Themes and Motifs Absence/Loss Renewal
5621 Themes and Motifs Inheritance Renouncing
3013 Themes and Motifs Past Repetition
4224 Themes and Motifs Psychological Repression
2649 Themes and Motifs Character Reputation
2108 Themes and Motifs Character Resolve
3861 Themes and Motifs Death Respect
945 Themes and Motifs Death Response to
1161 Themes and Motifs Morals Responsibility
1226 Themes and Motifs Character Responsibility
2631 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Restoration / rebuilding
2416 Themes and Motifs Chaos/Order Restoring order
4127 Themes and Motifs Story-telling Retelling
576 Themes and Motifs Arrivals/Departures Return
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
4198 Themes and Motifs Arrivals/Departures Return to Yoknapatawpha
4398 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Reunion
4367 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Revenge
1721 Themes and Motifs Money Reward
1138 Themes and Motifs Morals Right

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

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
5232 Themes and Motifs Story-telling Risque
4539 Themes and Motifs Objects Rope
3463 Themes and Motifs Time Routine
4444 Themes and Motifs Objects rubber tree
787 Themes and Motifs Arrivals/Departures Run away
1995 Themes and Motifs Time Running out
2024 Themes and Motifs Character Ruthless
3123 Themes and Motifs Values Sacrifice
2797 Themes and Motifs Objects Saddle
1992 Themes and Motifs Objects Saddlebag
4822 Themes and Motifs Objects Salt
3124 Themes and Motifs Philosophical Salvation
4318 Themes and Motifs Objects Satchel
5289 Themes and Motifs Money Saving
4516 Themes and Motifs Objects Saw
1541 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Scandal
2145 Themes and Motifs Body Scar
5536 Themes and Motifs Money Scholarship
4650 Themes and Motifs Texts School book
3105 Themes and Motifs Objects Scissors
3896 Themes and Motifs Character Scoundrel
2223 Themes and Motifs Appearance Scruffiness
729 Themes and Motifs Art Sculpture
4161 Themes and Motifs Objects Scythe
2453 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Searching
2536 Themes and Motifs Objects Second-hand

These are items that get passed from person to person and re-purposed. Much of this happens in the Snopes family, but there are also other examples. JB

573 Themes and Motifs Arrivals/Departures Secrecy

This term is for occasions when people leave a place in order to hide something from their neighbors, as when Flem and Eula go to Texas so that the birth of her illegitimate child can be kept secret from the population of Frenchman's Bend. SR

1920 Themes and Motifs Community Secrecy
2383 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Secret
5252 Themes and Motifs Character Self-deception
4350 Themes and Motifs Character Self-reliance
4478 Themes and Motifs Character Self-righteousness
4797 Themes and Motifs Values Selflessness
3043 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Sending someone to Jackson
2616 Themes and Motifs Body Sensory experience
4004 Themes and Motifs Memory Sensory memory

When the physical sensation of a particular past event is remembered by a character. BR

4171 Themes and Motifs Animals Sentience

Created to capture passages which describe an animal as thinking, knowing - specifically, for the way the horse and the hunting dogs "know where" the deer was hiding "as good as we did" in "Race at Morning," a knowledge that is seen is their behavior (299). SR

1741 Themes and Motifs Absence/Loss Separation
2964 Themes and Motifs Time Series of events experienced as long duration
3255 Themes and Motifs Objects Sewing machine
845 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Sexual power
3064 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Shadows
5138 Themes and Motifs Objects Shaving brush
5176 Themes and Motifs Animals Sheep
5486 Themes and Motifs Objects Shell
3428 Themes and Motifs Objects Ship
1183 Themes and Motifs Objects Shotgun
3148 Themes and Motifs Body Shoulder
5158 Themes and Motifs Objects Shovel
5291 Themes and Motifs Arrivals/Departures Showing up
4365 Themes and Motifs Character Shrewdness
2613 Themes and Motifs Supernatural Sickness
2877 Themes and Motifs Supernatural Signs / Omen
843 Themes and Motifs Objects Silver
4120 Themes and Motifs Money Silver dollar
4559 Themes and Motifs Objects Silverware
1938 Themes and Motifs Appearance Similarity
4366 Themes and Motifs Time Simultaneity of time
3582 Themes and Motifs Body Skin
2863 Themes and Motifs Objects Skull
2876 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Sleeping in same bed

For when two characters (usually black and white) sleep in the same bed; Benjy with Luster in S&F, Lucas and Henry in GDM, etc. -JBP

1455 Themes and Motifs Objects Slipper
2998 Themes and Motifs Arrivals/Departures Slipping out at night

I needed a way to convey characters who secretly leave at night for some reason - Miss Quentin in S&F, but there is also Lena Grove and Joe Christmas in Light in August and probably others. Perhaps this could/should be a recurring trope? -JBP

2978 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Smelled like trees
1590 Themes and Motifs Animals Snake
4567 Themes and Motifs Objects Soap
3020 Themes and Motifs Money Social force

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