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1 Sticking and Stacking A Quick lesson in using quotes appropriately in an essay.

2 Blending, not “Sticking” Quotes There are correct ways and there are incorrect ways to blend quotes smoothly into the context of your essay. Incorrect: “Sticking” Grendel was cruel and barbaric. “…Snatched up thirty men, smashed them/Unknowing in their beds” (44, 37-38). Better: Grendel, a cruel and barbaric monster, “…Snatched up thirty men, smashed them/Unknowing in their beds” (44, 37-38). Best: Grendel, a cruel and barbaric monster, as is shown when he burst into Herot and “Snatched up thirty men, smashed them/ Unknowing in their beds” (44, 37-38).

3 Blending, Not “Stacking” Quotes Incorrect: “Stacking” Grendel was cruel and barbaric. “…Snatched up thirty men, smashed them/Unknowing in their beds” (44, 37-38). “No truce, accepting no settlement, no price/ In gold or land, and paying the living/ For one crime only with another” (45, 70-72). This shows that…. Better: Unstuck and commentary between quotes Grendel, a cruel and barbaric monster, annihilates Hrothgar’s warriors. He “…Snatched up thirty men, smashed them/Unknowing in their beds” (44, 37-38). Nothing could deter Grendel from his killing spree. There was no law that could appease him: “No truce, accepting no settlement, no price/ In gold or land, and paying the living/ For one crime only with another” (45, ). Grendel’s cruelty could not be sated. Nothing the Danes offered or tried worked to stop the deadly monster. Best: Grendel, a cruel and barbaric monster, as is shown when he burst into Herot and “…Snatched up thirty men, smashed them/Unknowing in their beds” (44, 37-38). Nothing could deter Grendel from his killing spree. There was no law that could appease him: “No truce, accepting no settlement, no price/ In gold or land, and paying the living/ For one crime only with another” (45, 70-72). Grendel’s cruelty could not be sated. Nothing the Danes offered or tried worked to stop the deadly monster.


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