Toni Morrison: A Teaching and Learning Resource Collection

"Sula": Map and Data

See our overview for more about the geographic locations important in Sula. The map above is created using Voyant Tools' "Dreamscape" feature. The central location in the novel, Medallion, is a fictional place that may be loosely based on the city of Pittsburgh, though one can also find invocations of other midwestern towns. Europe is an important external site in the novel through the connection to World War I. 


Sula has 47,050 total words and 5,785 unique word forms. 
Vocabulary Density: 0.123
Average Words Per Sentence: 16.0
Most frequent words in the corpus: sula (198); nel (149); like (137); just (128); said (119)

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