Toni Morrison: A Teaching and Learning Resource Collection

"Jazz": Map and Quantitative Data

Jazz is a highly east coast-centered novel, with a passionate, at times rapturous account of Black life in Harlem in the 1920s. Of course, most of its main characters come from elsewhere, with connections to East St. Louis, Louisiana, Virginia and Baltimore. The visualization above is derived from Voyant Tools' "Dreamscape" tool. 

Length of novel: 66,765 total words and 6,625 unique word forms. 

Vocabulary Density: 0.099
Average Words Per Sentence: 14.9

Most frequent words in the novel (after stop words removed): like (304); violet (224); said (199); know (198); just (179)


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