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Incorporating Quotes The Basics • You ALWAYS cite a thought that is not your own. • Cite direct quotes AND paraphrases! Adding Quotes • You always need the author’s name and the page number – Either put the author’s name in the sentence or in the parenthetical citation – The page number will ALWAYS be in the parenthetical citation For Example • Wordsworth stated that Romantic poetry was marked by a "spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings" (263). • Romantic poetry is characterized by the "spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings" (Wordsworth 263). • Wordsworth extensively explored the role of emotion in the creative process (263). Notice where the periods are!!! Notice there is no comma between the author’s name and the page number in the second example. Block Quotes • If you have a quote that is over four lines of text, you need to indent it. • Introduce the quote with a colon : • Do not use quotation marks • Put a space between your writing and the quote • Indent the entire quote one inch • The parenthetical citation always comes after the period For Example Orwell describes the prisoner not as a dying man but as a man robustly alive: All the organs of his body were working, all toiling away in solemn foolery. His nails would still be growing when he stood on the drop. (47) Why Am I Telling You This? • You need at least 3 quotes from your primary source (your book) in your primary paper. • You may only use one block quote in your paper. Before You Go On a piece of paper… How do you think I’m doing? Are there activities we do in here that you would like to do more of? Less of? Any suggestions you have? Please critique instead of criticize! You do not have to put your name on it!
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