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  1. Embedding Quotations

  2. Things to know about using quotations… • A quotation cannot be a stand alone sentence when used in an essay. • You should build the quotation into your own writing. • A quotation does not argue for you. You need to explain why it’s there. • Short, well explained quotes are much better than long ones.

  3. Quotation:“All our yesterdays have lighted foolsThe way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!Life's but a walking shadow, a poor playerThat struts and frets his hour upon the stageAnd then is heard no more: it is a taleTold by an idiot, full of sound and fury,Signifying nothing”(Shakespeare V, v, 25-31)

  4. Sample ParagraphUpon hearing the news of his wife’s death, Macbeth becomes depressed. “All our yesterdays have lighted fools/ The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!/Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player / That struts and frets his hour upon the stage / And then is heard no more: it is a tale /Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, / Signifying nothing” (Shakespeare V, v, 25-31). This quote shows that Macbeth now finds life meaningless.

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  6. Upon hearing the news of his wife’s death, Macbeth becomes depressed. “All our yesterdays have lighted fools/ The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!/Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player / That struts and frets his hour upon the stage / And then is heard no more: it is a tale / Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, / Signifying nothing” (Shakespeare V, v, 25-31). This quote shows that Macbeth now finds life meaningless. What’s wrong? *The quote is too long, not embedded and the speaker is not clearly identified. *The use of scaffolding language.

  7. The quote is now shorter, embedded and the speaker is identified.Upon hearing the news of his wife’s death, Macbeth becomes depressed. He gives a brief speech that compares life to a shadow, a bad actor and “a tale told by an idiot, full of sound an fury, / Signifying nothing” (Shakespeare V, v, 29-31). This quote shows that Macbeth now finds life meaningless.

  8. Quotation:Upon hearing the news of his wife’s death, Macbeth becomes depressed. He gives a brief speech that compares life to a shadow, a bad actor and “a tale told by an idiot, full of sound an fury, / Signifying nothing.” (Shakespeare V, v, 29-31).These comparisons show the scale of his mental deterioration. He believes life to be empty (a shadow), false (a bad actor) and, despite its tumultuous nature, a story with no meaning.