Framing and Supporting Quotations - Language and Literature...

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Language and Literature IVA Writers’ Workshop Kowalczyk / Spingarn Quotations Framing and Supporting Quotations Quoting someone else’s words gives a tremendous amount of credibility to your writing. In a sense, then, quotations function as a find of evidence, saying to readers: “Look I’m not just making this up.” Yet many writers make a host of mistakes when it comes to quoting. One main problem arises when the writer selects quotations just for the sake of demonstrating that they have read the author’s work; you need to make sure they are relevant to your work. Another problem arises when writers assume that quotations speak for themselves. Because the meaning of the quotation is obvious to them , many writers assume that this meaning will also be obvious to their readers. Since quotations do not speak for themselves, you need to build a frame around them in which you do that speaking for them. Quotations that are inserted into a text without such a frame are sometimes called “hit-and-run” quotations. To adequately frame a quotation, you need to insert into what can be called a “
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