Integrating Sources. ENG 102. Introducing Quotations. Is it O.K. to drop a quotation in a paper without connecting it to one of my sentences?. Counter Questions. Is it O.K. to bring an unfamiliar person into a conversation without introducing him or her?
When I first read Emma, I was confused by the way Austen used the word charade. “Charades are word puzzles in which one guesses at the individual syllables and then combines them to make the whole word” (416). Once I read that, I had a much better idea of what was going on in the chapter.
Contemporary readers ofEmma, are frequently confused by Austen’s use of the word charade. As Frances Ferguson points out, the early nineteenth- century version of charades is a riddle-like word game “in which one guesses at the individual syllables and then combines them to make the whole word” (Ferguson 416). Once the reader understands what kind of charade the characters are discussing, then he or she will comprehend why Harriet is creating a book of charades and will relate Harriet’s new hobby to such contemporary activities as collecting autographs or scrapbooking.
He spoke well; but there were feelings besides those of the heart to be detailed, and he was not more eloquent on the subject of tenderness than of pride. His sense of her inferiority -- of its being a degradation -- of the family obstacles which judgment had always opposed to inclination, were dwelt on with a warmth which seemed due to the consequence he was wounding, but was very unlikely to recommend his suit. (PP 332)