Proper Quote Integration Practice

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Proper Quote Integration Practice
World Literature
What is Wrong with this paragraph?
Both Hester and Chillingworth committed sins. Hester
Prynne committed the sin of adultery, her greatest sin was in
initially marrying a man she did not love. “She marveled how
she could ever have been wrought upon to marry him. (p.
121). It also says: “She deemed it her crime most to be
repentant of, that she had ever endured and reciprocated the
lukewarm grasp of his hand, and had suffered the smile of her
lips and eyes to mingle and melt into his own.” (pgs. 121122.) Chillingworth commits sins against others, “A man
burdened with a secret should especially avoid the intimacy
of is physician (113.) This quote shows how Chillingworth is
a sinner.
What is wrong with this paragraph?
Original text
Both Hester and Chillingworth
committed sins. Hester Prynne
committed the sin of adultery,
her greatest sin was in initially
marrying a man she did not love.
“She marveled how she could
ever have been wrought upon to
marry him. (p. 121). It also says:
“She deemed it her crime most
to be repentant of, that she had
ever endured and reciprocated
the lukewarm grasp of his hand,
and had suffered the smile of her
lips and eyes to mingle and melt
into his own.” (pgs. 121-122.)
Chillingworth commits sins
against others, “A man burdened
with a secret should especially
avoid the intimacy of is physician
(113.) This quote shows how
Chillingworth is a sinner.
Correct the text
Both Hester and Chillingworth
committed sins. Hester Prynne committed the
sin of adultery, her greatest sin was in initially
marrying a man she did not love. “She marveled
how she could ever have been wrought upon to
marry him. (p. 121). It also says: “She deemed
it her crime most to be repentant of, that she
had ever endured and reciprocated the
lukewarm grasp of his hand, and had suffered
the smile of her lips and eyes to mingle and melt
into his own.” (pgs. 121-122.) Chillingworth
commits sins against others, “A man burdened
with a secret should especially avoid the
intimacy of is physician (113.) This quote shows
how Chillingworth is a sinner.
Quote Integration Reminders
 The quote you are using should be relevant and illustrate your
point.
 All quotes must be introduced, cited and expanded on.
 Example: Hester Prynne commits the sin of adultery; however, her
greatest sin was in initially marrying a man she did not love. Hester
does not understand “how she could ever have been wrought upon to
marry [such a man]! She deemed it her crime most to be repented of,
that she had ever endured and reciprocated the lukewarm grasp of his
hand” (121). Although Hester was once able to conceive that she
loved Chillingworth, she now realizes that it was only because she did
not know true love. While she used to think of this domestic scene as
happy long ago, she now sees how dismal it was and counts it among
"her ugliest remembrances” (122).
Ways to introduce a quote:
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Introduce a quote with a complete sentence and a colon.
Use an introductory or explanatory phrase followed by a comma.
Hester shows her sympathy for Dimmesdale when she tells him,“That old man! –
the physician! – he whom they call Roger Chillingworth – he was my husband!”
(371)
Make the quotation part of your own sentence without any punctuation
between your words and the quote. This is where you should be with
your quote integration.
While she used to think of this domestic scene as happy long ago, she now sees how
dismal it was and counts it among "her ugliest remembrances” (122).
*If you chose the option above, you may have to change something in the
original text to make the quote fit in your sentence. To do this place the
change in brackets []. Hester rebukes the town’s people when she acknowledges
that “Roger Chillingworth [was her] husband” (371).
Example Two
Hamlet deals with issues of duty and revenge. This
theme is most evident in the character Hamlet. “So art thou
to revenge, when thou shalt hear.” (1.5.12). Hamlet also
says, “Haste me to know ‘t, that I, with wings as swift/As
meditation or the thoughts of love,/May sweep to my
revenge.” (58-59) which explains that Hamlet intends to
revenge his father swiftly. King Hamlet also embodies
revenge. “Murder most foul, as in the best it is,/But this
most foul, strange, and unnatural” (1.5.33-34).
Revised
Example:
King Hamlet explains to his son that “[t]he serpent that did sting thy
father’s life/ Now wears his crown” (1.5.46-47). The ghost is
referring to his “unnatural murder” (1.5.31) and thus explaining to
Hamlet that Claudius poisoned him. The ghost’s reference to
Claudius as a “serpent” alludes to the biblical deception of Satan.
Shakespeare suggests Claudius too tries, and succeeds, in usurping
a throne that he has no right to much like the devil tries to usurp
god’s throne.
Expanding on a quote
Do’s
Don’t
 Do write 2-3 sentences after the
 Repeat exactly what the quote says
 Don’t refer to a quote by saying
quote that ties it to the assertion
you are making.
 Do refer back to a quote by
repeating part of the quote.
 Do expand on the quote. In
some cases, just plopping a
quote in is worse than not
including one in the essay. It
confuses the reader.
 When you explain a quote your
explanation should somehow
refer back to your thesis.
“this quote shows”
 Don’t simply move to the next
point. If the quote is important
enough to be in your essay, it is
important enough to be discussed.
 Don’t narrate your essay. You
should avoid saying things like
“this quote is included to prove my
thesis…”
 Have two quotes in a row; your
commentary should bridge the
two
Citing a Quote
 All citations should always
be done in MLA format
(no it is not going away).
 The citations should be in
parenthesis (). It should
include the author (if
writing about more than
one work) and the page
number. The period goes
after the closing
parenthesis.
Practice
1.
Hamlet’s dual nature
“Thou this be madness, yet
there is method in ‘t”
(2.2.223-224).
2.
Holden’s isolation
“What really knocks me out is a book
Directions: Integrate the
following quotes into
your own sentence that
explains the meaning
indicated.
that, when you’re done reading
it, you wish the author that wrote
it was a terrific friend of yours
and you could call him up on the
phone whenever you felt like it.”
(18)
3.
The difference in Jack and
Ralph’s leadership styles
“‘Lots of rules! Then when anyone
breaks ‘em—‘ ‘Whee-oh!” (33).
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