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Department
English
Course
ENG2106
Professor
James Brooke- Smith
Semester
Winter

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Evidence” you dshould use quotations to serve as evidence for the argument that you  make about the text Analysis: only quote from the text when you want to analyze or interpret the form, style,  structure, or meaning of the language contained in the quotation No quotation should go unanalyzed Not paraphrase: do not simply quote the text as a means of paraphrasing the narrative or  content When to indent: if the piece of text that you want to quote is more than five lines long,  then you should indent it apart from the main body of your writing. If the piece of text id  five lines or less, then you should include it within the body of your own writing.  References: you should include in brackets the line numbers for all poetic quotations, also  the canto number, if the poem contains cantos. Mark line breaks “Where wigs with wigs, with sword­knots sword­knots strive,/ Beaux  banish beaux, and coaches coaches drive” Large block of text: To the left­ish Don’t end on a large block quote; provide an explanantion. Burns and Wordsworth Ballad Lyric Dialect Ballad: unwritten, lyric form of verse (spoken or oral form) Also associated with a rural, rustic, peasant milieu (Oral and folk) Burns: Ballad Wordsworth and Coleridge: tried to melf Ballad and Lyric (set to music) together Ballad: became a trend among upperclasses Many were presented as if they were an archaeological relic (lost culture; of peasants, magicians, bards…) pre­gutenberg; before commercialization and modernization 300­500 years before Dialect: particular sub­set of language used by a particular group (defined by geography) Burns: lower­class, alien, strange dialect that no one is familiar with To a Mouse Burns: excludes his work from his readers Barrier and invitation; want to understand; cannot understand
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