Quoting Poetry In Essays

(1) It is thus important to consider in what ways Gawain considers himself to have failed.Gawain makes four attempts to explain his failing, each quite distinct in kind.( Now while it is true, as Professor Manly points out that his passage in an example of the rhetorical method of beginning a poem with a sententia, it is even more important to observe how Chaucer has given the bare idea a life and emotion of his own.

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For example: The Mariner describes himself as possessing “strange powers of speech” (Coleridge 16).

When quoting more than one line of poetry, the quote is formatted differently than when quoting only one line.

Notice that in 'The bells on the Monk's bridle ring "in a whistlynge wynd als cleere…"' there is no comma after "ring" and before the beginning of the quote?

This is because the quotation works grammatically in the sentence.

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