This handout covers the following aspects of writing about literature:
Creating and punctuating the title
Providing the title of work(s) and author(s)
Addressing the author
Providing short quotations for poetry and prose
Creating block quotations for poetry and prose
Blending quotes into one’s own discourse
Clarifying or adapting quotes
Periods, commas, dashes, semicolons, colons
Pronouns, contractions, etc. (technicalities of formal writing)
I provide examples for most of the rules.
The format is clear.
Each rule is in a different colored block (light so that you can print in grayscale if you prefer).
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