For information regarding quotations within quotations within quotations, please see our reply to ray of august 23, 2010, and our response to nadia of may 7, 2014 also, for extended quotations, you may want to consider indentation to eliminate the opening and closing set of quotation marks (see rule 8 of colons . As you choose quotations for a literary analysis, remember the purpose of quoting your paper develops an argument about what the author of the text is doing--how the text works you use quotations to support this argument that is, you select, present, and discuss material from the text. Verse quotations if you quote all or part of a single line of verse, put it in quotation marks within your text berowne's pyrotechnic line light, seeking light, doth light of light beguile is a text-book example of antanaclasis (1177. By now, the rules of using quotation marks have probably been pounded into your head-use them when quoting a source or using dialogue, and know where to put your punctuation.
Before you can begin outlining, you need to have a sense of what you will argue in the essay from your analysis and close readings of primary and/or secondary sources you should have notes, ideas, and possible quotes to cite as evidence. Within quotations, use square brackets [ ] (not parentheses) to add your own clarification, comment, or correction use [sic] (meaning so or thus) to indicate that a mistake is in the source you're quoting and is not your own. (the british convention is the opposite the main quote would use single quotation marks and the quote within the quote would use double quotation marks) if your single and double quotation marks end up next to each other (either at the beginning or end of the quote), you don't need to add a space between them. If you quote something a character says, use double quotation marks on the outside ends of the quotation to indicate that you are quoting a portion of the text use single quotation marks inside the double quotation marks to indicate that someone is speaking.
Guidelines for incorporating quotes incorporating outside sources quoting from outside sources is an important part of academic writing because it puts you into the scholarly conversation and makes your own ideas and your paper more credible. Using a quote within a quote if you need to quote something that already includes a quotation in it, then place the regular double quotation marks at the beginning and the end of the complete quotation, and use special single quotation marks for the quote within the quote. The author outside the parenthesis (larson) is the author you want to quote/paraphrase in your paper the author inside the parenthesis (parker) is the source you have found in your library or online. When choosing quotes to put in your final paper, keep in mind that some information works better in quote form and some is better as an indirect quote (paraphrased) take the following example: according to the cia factbook, all of china falls within one time zone (cia factbook. Proper punctuation - quotes when you're writing something that is a direct quote, meaning that it is the exact words that someone spoke, you need to use double quotation marks using them properly can be a little tricky, so remember these rules.
In this example, only the part within quotation marks is the author's words, the part before this is an introduction by the essay writer if you refer to the author before the quote, you only need brackets around the date and page number. Integrating quotes why use quotes in your essay the essay you write for class must be youressayit should be your own ideas and in your own words however, many essay assignments will ask that you use sources or quotes. There are a few different ways it may be necessary to quote dialogue from a novel or other literary work in an essay1) if you are using any narrative or stage directions in your quote to prove. When you use long quotations, you are giving up space in your essay to someone else, almost as if a guest speaker has entered your paper and is temporarily pushing you aside don't let that speaker take away the spotlight from your own writing.
A short quotation should be surrounded by quotation marks and followed by a parenthetical in-text citation the final punctuation of the sentence is then typed after the in-text citation, outside of the parentheses. 2 indenting a long quotation in word 2007—mla, apa, or cms format apa directions: in apa format, a quotation of more than forty words should be indented half an inch from the left margin. Quotes and dialogue now we come to a biggy, the handling of quotation and dialogue quotation marks are used to indicate direct quotations and dialogue it would follow, then, that they are not used to punctuate indirect quotations (including the recounting of dialogue. To quote 5 or more lines of prose, or 3 or more lines of verse, begin on a new line, set the quoted passage off from the text of your essay by indenting 1″ (25 cm) or about 10 spaces from the left margin, double-space between lines, without using quotation marks.
Q can you distinguish when a single quotation mark is used versus a double quotation mark i'm not referring to quotes within quotes, but about the use of single quotation marks closer to linguistic uses. Include within the text and use quotation marks around four lines or fewer of prose or three lines or fewer of poetry (use a slash (/) with a space on each side to signify the end of each line of poetry. The rule, again: when quoting a passage that contains a quote, the quote within the quote is placed in single quotation marks, as above notice that the larger quote within which the quote-within-the-quote is embedded, is placed in double quotation marks, as ever. Essay format 2 formatting a works cited page 3 creating works cited entries citing literary works in the text 7 formatting titles of texts e apa f chicago.