Quoting more than four lines in an essay

Formatting Quotations Short direct prose Incorporate short direct prose quotations into the text of your paper and enclose them in double quotation marks: Punctuation marks such as periods, commas, and semicolons should appear after the parenthetical citation. Cite line-number ranges under like this: If you are quoting dialogue, or a statement made by an author, and you are drawing attention to it as a statement, a comma normally precedes the quote.

During his time as a teacher, Mr. A confused noise within: O, never Shall sun that morrow see. End the introductory phrase with a colon.

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Note by these examples that you have some variety and flexibility in presenting the required elements. As with any extended indented quotation, do not use quotation marks unless you need to indicate a quotation within your quotation.

This can be no trick. The references are alphabetized to make matching the citation to the work quick and easy. Menand characterizes language as "a social weapon" p.

According to HertzbergDahl gives the U. Highlight the entire text of the quote then move the indent markers on the horizontal ruler over to the half inch mark five spaces before "1" or click the "Increase Indent" icon once.

Al this mene I by Love, that my felynge Astonyeth with his wonderful werkynge So sore iwis, that whan I on hym thynke, Nat wot I wel where that I flete or synke. The whiskey on your breath Could make a small boy dizzy; But I hung on like death: End the quotation with the appropriate punctuation mark followed by "p.

They entirely refused to have it in bed with them, or even in their room, and I had no more sense, so, I put it on the landing of the stairs, hoping it would be gone on the morrow. Illness was rarely a routine matter in the nineteenth century [assertion].

When you directly quote the works of others in your paper, you will format quotations differently depending on their length.

However, if the first sentence quoted does not begin a paragraph in the source, do not indent it the additional amount, only indent the subsequent paragraphs.

The process for citing a quote which contains more than four lines of prose or text differs slightly from that of a shorter quote. This is because the quotation works grammatically in the sentence. Gawain makes four attempts to explain his failing, each quite distinct in kind.

Start on a new line and set the quotation one inch in from the left margin.The block quote is used for direct quotations that are longer than four lines of prose, or longer than three lines of poetry. A block quote is always used when quoting dialogue between characters, as in a play.

do not indent the first line of the block quote more than the rest: It is not until near the end of The Hound of the Baskervilles.

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MLA Style: Handling Quotations In Your Text General Format An MLA essay should be typed, double-spaced on standard-sized paper ( X 11 inches) with margins of more than one author has the same last name, provide both authors' initials (or even her or his full name if different To indicate short quotations (fewer than four typed lines.

In MLA style, quotes of four lines or more must be formatted into in a separate block of text without quotation marks. Both styles should be double-spaced unless otherwise indicated by your professor. If you are quoting under four lines of poetry, indicate the line breaks with "/".

Here is an example from an essay on Chaucer: [Chaucer's] images are simple and direct. They are for the most part introduced with nothing more than a "like to", or "as", and cover all phases of human activity, and make their effect by their homely and immediate.

QUOTING LITERATURE: Basic MLA Rules Prepared by Dr. Mira Sakrajda, Professor, English Department, If the prose quote takes up to four lines in your essay, incorporate it into your If the quote takes more than four lines in your essay, set it off one inch from the left margin (double the typical paragraph indent).

For quotations that are more than four lines of prose or three lines of verse, place quotations in a free-standing block of text and omit quotation marks.

Start the quotation on a new line, with the entire quote indented ½ inch from the left margin; maintain double-spacing.

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