learning goal: what three basic methods exist for punctuating in-text quotations?

set-up for in-class paragraph, based on Acts 1 & 2

in-class paragraph

submit paragraph to TRNTN–by midnight tonight–on prescribed template, making sure to acknowledge any help from classmate, especially person who gave you a question to consider

paragraphs without template will be removed

methods for quoting and citing lines in text of your paragraph

Macbeth is speaking not only to himself but also to others when he says, “Had I but died an hour before this chance, / I had lived a blessed time” (2.3.84-5). He describes his mental state with this declaration: “There’s nothing serious in mortality” (2.3.86). His innermost thoughts are made public with the metaphorical statement that “All is but toys” (2.3.87).

introduce someone’s statement with a comma

a more emphatic, pronounced lead-in to a quotation uses a colon

no punctuation needed when simply quoting a phrase or clause