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1 Using Quotations In your analytical essays

2 The Three Steps of Effective Quoting Introduce the quotation Quote the quotation Explain the quotation

3 Introduce the Quotation Give the context for the quotation Who is speaking To whom In what situation

4 Quote the Quotation Pick a juicy, meaningful quotation that tells us a lot about a character or situation. Lindo Jong tells Waverly, “So you think your mother is this bad” (Tan 201).

5 Quote the Quotation Lindo Jong tells Waverly, “So you think your mother is this bad” (Tan 201). Speech tag tells reader who is speaking

6 Quote the Quotation Lindo Jong tells Waverly, “So you think your mother is this bad” (Tan 201). Use “tells” or “says” if you are quoting a character

7 Quote the Quotation Amy Tan writes, “So you think your mother is this bad” (Tan 201). Use “writes” if you are quoting the author

8 Quote the Quotation Lindo Jong quotes Waverly, “So you think your mother is this bad” (Tan 201). Do NOT use “quotes.” You are quoting them; they did not quote.

9 Quote the Quotation Lindo Jong tells Waverly, “So you think your mother is this bad” (Tan 201). Speech tag, comma, quotation mark at beginning; Comma, quotation mark at end

10 Quote the Quotation Lindo Jong tells Waverly, “So you think your mother is this bad” (Tan 201). Citation: Where did you get the quotation?

11 Quote the Quotation Lindo Jong tells Waverly, “So you think your mother is this bad” (Tan 201). Parentheses

12 Quote the Quotation In The Joy Luck Club, Lindo Jong tells Waverly, “So you think your mother is this bad” (Tan 201). Underline the book title

13 Quote the Quotation Lindo Jong tells Waverly, “So you think your mother is this bad” (Tan 201). Which page did you find the quotation?

14 Explain the Quotation Analyze the quotation What the quotation means What it shows about the character or situation How it proves your point

15 Example: from Huckleberry Finn Essay Huck makes the choice between helping Jim, which he thinks will damn him to hell, and giving Jim back to his owner. “All right then, I’ll go to hell” (Twain 214) is a ground- breaking decision for Huck between what society has taught him to believe and what he, and the reader, know to be the right path. Mark Twain brilliantly showed that the racist view that African Americans are property was incredibly incorrect, and that they are people with feelings too.

16 Example: from Huckleberry Finn Essay Huck makes the choice between helping Jim, which he thinks will damn him to hell, and giving Jim back to his owner. “All right then, I’ll go to hell” (Twain 214) is a ground-breaking decision for Huck between what society has taught him to believe and what he, and the reader, know to be the right path. Mark Twain brilliantly showed that the racist view that African Americans are property was incredibly incorrect, and that they are people with feelings too. Introduce the quotation: What is the context?

17 Example: from Huckleberry Finn Essay Huck makes the choice between helping Jim, which he thinks will damn him to hell, and giving Jim back to his owner. “All right then, I’ll go to hell” (Twain 214) is a ground-breaking decision for Huck between what society has taught him to believe and what he, and the reader, know to be the right path. Mark Twain brilliantly showed that the racist view that African Americans are property was incredibly incorrect, and that they are people with feelings too. Quote the quotation, including citation

18 Example: from Huckleberry Finn Essay Huck makes the choice between helping Jim, which he thinks will damn him to hell, and giving Jim back to his owner. “All right then, I’ll go to hell” (Twain 214) is a ground- breaking decision for Huck between what society has taught him to believe and what he, and the reader, know to be the right path. Mark Twain brilliantly showed that the racist view that African Americans are property was incredibly incorrect, and that they are people with feelings too. Explain the quotation: What does it mean? What does it show about the character?

19 Example: from Huckleberry Finn Essay Huck makes the choice between helping Jim, which he thinks will damn him to hell, and giving Jim back to his owner. “All right then, I’ll go to hell” (Twain 214) is a ground-breaking decision for Huck between what society has taught him to believe and what he, and the reader, know to be the right path. Mark Twain brilliantly showed that the racist view that African Americans are property was incredibly incorrect, and that they are people with feelings too. Explain the Quotation: How does it prove your point?

20 Example 2: from Huckleberry Finn Essay After Huck lied to Jim about the accident in the fog and told him it was just a dream, Jim understood that Huck was lying. Huck felt miserable and he understood that Jim had feelings too. He thought, “It was fifteen minutes before I could work myself up to go and humble myself to a nigger, but I done it, and I warn’t ever sorry for it afterwards, neither” (86).

21 Example 2: from Huckleberry Finn Essay After Huck lied to Jim about the accident in the fog and told him it was just a dream, Jim understood that Huck was lying. Huck felt miserable and he understood that Jim had feelings too. He thought, “It was fifteen minutes before I could work myself up to go and humble myself to a nigger, but I done it, and I warn’t ever sorry for it afterwards, neither” (86). Introduce the quotation: What is the context?

22 Example 2: from Huckleberry Finn Essay After Huck lied to Jim about the accident in the fog and told him it was just a dream, Jim understood that Huck was lying. Huck felt miserable and he understood that Jim had feelings too. He thought, “It was fifteen minutes before I could work myself up to go and humble myself to a nigger, but I done it, and I warn’t ever sorry for it afterwards, neither” (86). Quote the quotation, including citation.

23 Example 2: from Huckleberry Finn Essay After Huck lied to Jim about the accident in the fog and told him it was just a dream, Jim understood that Huck was lying. Huck felt miserable and he understood that Jim had feelings too. He thought, “It was fifteen minutes before I could work myself up to go and humble myself to a nigger, but I done it, and I warn’t ever sorry for it afterwards, neither” (86). Explain the quotation: What does it mean? What does it show us about the character?

24 To summarize… Introduce the quotation Quote the quotation Explain the quotation


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