Toni Morrison: A Teaching and Learning Resource Collection

"Tar Baby": Maps and Data

The map above is derived from Voyant Tools' "Dreamscape" viewer. The locations are a bit approximate and some editing had to be performed in order for the fictional island in the novel (Dominique) to render as a location the software would recognize. However, hopefully the map above does give some indication of the broad geographic scope of Tar Baby, a novel with a strong basis in New York, Philadelphia, and the Caribbean, but also allusions to France (where Jadine works as a fashion model). 

Toni Morrison's Tar Baby has 102,324 total words and 8,472 unique word forms. 
Vocabulary Density: 0.083
Average Words Per Sentence: 11.4
Most frequent words in the corpus: said (490); like (431); don’t (347); valerian (299); know (280)

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