Dialogue/Quotations by DGF19Lfg



“It is a good thing for an educated man
      to read books of quotations.”
-- Winston Churchill, Unknown , 1874-
     What Is Dialogue?

Dialogue is a conversation in
speech or writing between
two or more people  .
    Why do writer’s use dialogue?
Dialogue is used to:
• advance the story
• give insight into the
• provide a break from
  straight exposition
  How dialogue reveals character
To find out about the person speaking
look at their:
     Their words reveal insight into:
•   Their age
•   Their education level
•   The area of the country/world they are from
•   Their personality
•   Their relationships
    with others
   What are the rules for punctuating
1. Use quotation marks before and after a
  direct quotation.
Example: “I think that he went home,” Bill said.

2. Do not use quotation marks in an indirect
Example: Bill said that he thought Joe went home.
3. When writing conversation, begin a new
   paragraph and use new lines to indicate each
   change of speaker.
4. Use quotation marks around the titles of
   songs, short stories, essays, poems, and
5. Use single quotation marks (‘) to enclose a
   quotation within a quotation.
Example: Jane once said, "I haven’t read much poetry, but I
   love the poem ‘The Road Not Taken’ by Robert Frost."
6. A comma separates the quotation from the
  words that tell who is speaking. A question mark
  or exclamation point takes the place of a comma.
Example: “Stop whispering,” I almost shouted back.

7. Remember to capitalize the first word of a
  quotation – it is a sentence inside a sentence.
Example: She whispered to Mark, “Did you see that?”
    Some quotations are divided.
8. If a divided quotation is one sentence, use
  commas to separate the quotation from the
  speaker. Don’t capitalize the second part of the
Example: “If you look,” she exclaimed, “you can see the
  shadow over there.”

9. If a divided quotation is two sentences, use a
  period after the words that tell who is speaking.
  Capitalize the first word of the second sentence.
Example: “See that shadow over there!” she exclaimed.
  “Don’t you see it?”

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