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Unformatted text preview: Levison/Eng. 411 HOW TO QUOTE IN LITERARY ANALYSIS ESSAYS adapted from Ruth Spack's "Guidelines" (pp. 228-234) REMEMBER: WHEN YOU QUOTE, YOU ARE USING SOMEONE ELSE'S WORDS AS YOUR WORDS. 1. Fit the quotation into your own sentence 2. Change the quotation to fit your sentence A. Use brackets [ ] to show that something has been altered B. Use 3 periods if you omit words to make the quotation shorter or to fit into your sentence better. Use 4 periods if the omitted words include a period. NOTE: Every word you quote has to make sense as part of your own sentence. Think: if you did not have quotation marks, would your sentence still make sense? 3. Don't just use quotes without explaining or commenting on them. Wrong: He felt "like Gaston on the white plate." (ll. 196-197) Right: The father realized that he had nowhere to go and no particular plan for his life and so...
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This note was uploaded on 09/08/2011 for the course ENG 411 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at S.F. State.
- Spring '11