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Desperado
10-02-2008, 09:38 PM
I have to explain a quote in a book, for an essay. You obviously have to give the title and author, but I'm wondering how to do the first sentence. "In the book, she gives this quote" doesn't sound very good. How can I introduce the book and give the quote without it sounding forced?

IamSam
10-02-2008, 09:58 PM
Can you site it with a parenthetical citation? Like this: (Author, Book)?

If not then you are kinda SOL IMO. God that looks horrible.

"In the book I Don't Give a Flying Fuck, Georgia Bradley gives an example of (insert your description here) shown by (characters name) statement: (BAM! Quotation!)"

WebDudette
10-02-2008, 10:00 PM
'authors name' states, argues, questions. "the book begins with 'authors name' questioning the integrity of the American people, an example of this is (quote)."

H1T_That
10-03-2008, 05:03 AM
If you don't know how to start an essay like this, is english really the subject for you?

Rutegard
10-03-2008, 05:25 AM
he just asked something....jeezz...let him be!


it kinda happens sometimes ya know? specially when you are talking a foreing language...

H1T_That
10-03-2008, 06:23 AM
Just seems a little lazy ya know?

"Hey guys, i can't do my homework properly, will you do it for me?"

wheelchairman
10-03-2008, 09:53 AM
It depends what you think of the quote. If you think it's great or particularly meaningful you could say someting like "This quote exemplifies the spirt of the time (and if you want to sound fancy, Zeitgeist, unless you're German, then your teacher will think you are lazy), then just source it. Sourcing or references has many many different methods or styles, I prefer sourcing Turabian style, cause that's what I've always done.
http://www.bridgew.edu/Library/turabian.cfm

Rutegard
10-03-2008, 10:59 AM
Just seems a little lazy ya know?

"Hey guys, i can't do my homework properly, will you do it for me?"

clearly it wasn't the case,,,

he just has some doubts and some difficult in puting it out right into english words...