|Example 1: short, in-text
Note that in the above example, it is not necessary to repeat "Carroll" in the second quotation because it is evident to the reader that the wrter is using the same source. Clear understanding should always be the guideline in such decisions. Also, notice that the author and title are noted within the main body of the text when the source is first introduced. This is a convention you should emulate as it makes it much easier to follow the subsequent citations.
You can follow this pattern most of the time. Remember, the following rules, however:
Example 2: citing poetry
When citing poetry, show line divisions with slashes (/) and cite by line number rather than page number, using a comma and the abbreviation "l.", "ll." or just "lines". For drama, use a three part citation that includes the act, scene and lines: (5.3.45-46) without any abbreviations. Note: using Roman numerals (V, iii, 45-46) is no longer recommended in MLA documentation form.
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|Last Update: July 17, 2009