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Iranian Women Poets and Writers (21:350:337): MLA Format

Iranian women writers and their works in English translation

Formats for In-Text Citations

Examples of MLA In-Text Citations (Author-Page Format) from the Purdue OWL (http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/02/):

 

Romantic poetry is characterized by the "spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings" (Wordsworth 263). Author-Page. Note that no comma is used in MLA between the author and the page number.

 

Wordsworth stated that Romantic poetry was marked by a "spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings" (263). Page only because author was already mentioned in the sentence.

 

Wordsworth extensively explored the role of emotion in the creative process (263). Page only because author was already mentioned in the sentence. Note that an in-text citation has to be used even though this is a paraphrase and not an exact quote.

 

Your Works Cited entry for all these in-text citations would look like this:

 

 

Works Cited

 

Wordsworth, William. Lyrical Ballads. London: Oxford U.P., 1967.  Print.

    

 

For more information, go to the In-Text Citations Page of the Purdue Online Writing Laboratory (OWL).

More Information about MLA

MLA Style Online

MLA Formatting and Style Guide (Purdue University Online Writing Laboratory)
Based on the print MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th edition.
[http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/]

 

dianahacker.com (Website to accompany Bedford St. Martin's guides)
Excellent, clear information about MLA style.
[http://www.dianahacker.com/resdoc/p04_c08_o.html]

 

MLA Citation Style
Color-coded MLA guide from Long Island University.
[http://www.liu.edu/cwis/cwp/library/workshop/citmla.htm]

 

Cite Source - MLA Style
MLA guide from Trinity College in Hartford, CT.
[http://citesource.trincoll.edu/mla/index.html]

 

Frequently Asked Questions about the MLA Style Manual
Key information from the Modern Language Association itself.
[http://www.mla.org/style_faq]

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