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1 : When to use block quotations “If a quotation runs to more than four lines in your paper...” (3.7.2) “Verse quotations of more than three lines” (3.7.3)

2 Basic Block Quotation for Prose In “Homosexuality and the Signs of Male Friendship in Elizabethan England,” Alan Bray defines “sodomy”: It covered more hazily a whole range of sexual acts, of which sexual acts between people of the same sex were only a part. It was closer, rather, to an idea like debauchery... It was also a political and a religious crime.... (41) In Marlowe’s Edward the Second, Gaveston is a sodomite in all three ways: sexually, politically, and theologically.

3 Basic Block Quotation for Verse Othello sees his military role and his relationship with Desdemona as inextricably intermingled: I had been happy, if the general camp, Pioneers and all, had tasted her sweet body, So I had nothing known. O, now, for ever Farewell the tranquil mind! farewell content! Farewell the plumed troop, and the big wars, That make ambition virtue! O, farewell! ( ) This inability to separate his public role with his intimate relationship with Desdemona coupled with his strong identification with his military service....

4 3.7.4 Drama “If you quote dialogue between two or more characters in a play....”

5 3.7.4 Drama As Othello begins to see through Iago’s eyes and suspect Desdemona is an adulteress, his language becomes less fluid: IAGO. Faith, that he did—I know not what he did. OTHELLO. What, what? IAGO. Lie— OTHELLO. With her? IAGO. With her, on her, what you will. OTHELLO. Lie with her? Lie on her? We say ‘lie on her’ when they belie her. ( ) Language connects Othello with the true nature of Desdemona, and as he loses his ability to use language, he loses the ability to see that she is chaste.


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