Incorporate the quote into a sentence within the body of your paragraph if you quote a short section of a poem in your essay.For example, write, “The phrase, ‘I first surmised the Horses’ Heads / Were toward Eternity’ in Emily Dickinson’s poem ‘Because I could not stop for Death’ describes that death leads to an eternal afterlife.” Put quotation marks around all the text from the poem, including any punctuation marks.
Do not put in-text citations inside the quotation marks. Since 2010, Batema has been an active writer in the fields of education, parenting, science and health.
Only include the page number in parentheses as the in-text citation if you mention the poem’s author in the same sentence as the quote. She holds a bachelor's degree in music therapy and creative writing.
Include the author's last name and the page number of the poem in parentheses for MLA style in-text citations. Put the website name and any publisher information available in place of the book and publication information, and include the date you accessed the site, if you obtained the poem from an online source, as follows: Dickinson, Emily. Use a hanging indent for each entry in the Works Cited page.
Put this citation at the end of a sentence but before the period after a short quotation, or on a separate line after the block quotation. “Because I could not stop for Death.” The Academy of American Poets (italicized). Cara Batema is a musician, teacher and writer who specializes in early childhood, special needs and psychology.
This is when a literary analysis outline will come in handy.
It will help you structure your paper and ideas correctly.
When reading a work of literature in your classes, teachers ask you to write a literary analysis to prove your skills and knowledge.
To analyze any book or short story, you need to break it down into small parts and examine how they all work.
Who says that and what is happening in the chosen text?
This is what prepares your audience for quotes in your literary analysis by introducing a particular speaker, situation, and settings.