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- Cite Lines and Stanzas
- Keep formatting (punctuation, etc.) intact, as original
- Style of Quotation:
One phrase or line of poetry (INTEGRATE)
One-two lines of poetry (INTEGRATE)
3 or more lines (OFF SET)
- After first introducing the work, refer to it subsequently by just enough information to cue the reader
- Directly quote up to 4 lines of text in the flow of the paragraph (INTEGRATE)
- After the 4th line, SET OFF the quote as an indent. Also set off Dialogue (as drama)
- ***Think carefully about what you choose to directly quote
Call Number: PR2807 .A25 2003
Publication Date: 2003
- "Direct Quote" (act #, then scene #, followed by line #)
- Plays in verse form, follow rules of poetry
- Quoting Dialogue -- Number of characters:
1 Character Quotation: integrate or follow 4 line rule
2 or more Character Quotation: Indent and format as original
EXAMPLE: Act 2, Scene 4, Lines 254 THROUGH 58 of King Lear:
GONERIL. Hear me, my lord.
What need you five-and-twenty, ten, or five
To follow in a house where twice so many
Have command to tend you?
REGAN. What need one?
LEAR. O, reason not the need! (2.4.254–58)