Quotation Marks

• Use quotation marks to enclose a direct quotation (the exact words of a speaker).

"I am going home," she said, "as soon as I have finished my work." "I am going home," she said. "I have finished my work."

• Use single quotation marks to enclose a quotation within a quotation.

"We have often wondered," he mused, "what she means when she says 'List your majors for graduation.'"

• Use quotation marks to enclose titles of articles, chapters in books, single essays, short stories, and individual short poems.

Edgar Allen Poe's poem "The Raven" is one of my favorites.

NOTE: Underline or italicize (either is correct) titles of books; plays; pamphlets; movies; magazines; newspapers; names of ships, airplanes and trains; TV shows; works of art; lengthy musical compositions; statues; volumes of poetry; and foreign words in an English text unless the words are anglicized.

Consult the Encyclopedia Britannica, Vol. 10, "Modern Poetry," p. 500. I have subscribed to Time for many years. The SS United States sets sail tomorrow.

Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass introduced a new kind of poetry to America. When he entered the room, he got a strong feeling of deja vu.

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