Jazz is a novel by Toni Morrison that was first published in 1992. Explore a plot summary, an in-depth analysis of Violet, and important quotes.


Read our full plot summary and analysis of Jazz, chapter by chapter break-downs, and more.


See a complete list of the characters in Jazz and in-depth analyses of Violet, Joe Trace, Dorcas, and Golden Gray.

Literary Devices

Here's where you'll find analysis of the literary devices in Jazz, from the major themes to motifs, symbols, and more.


Find the quotes you need to support your essay, or refresh your memory of the book by reading these key quotes.

Quick Quizzes

Test your knowledge of Jazz with quizzes about every section, major characters, themes, symbols, and more.


Get ready to ace your Jazz paper with our suggested essay topics and mini essays.

Further Study

Go further in your study of Jazz with background information and links to the best resources around the web.


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