When to use quotation marks, when to underline, when to italicize…. Literature 8 – Mrs. Munnier. Use quotation marks with titles of poems. Example: One of my favorite poems is “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost.
Literature 8 – Mrs. Munnier
Use quotation marks with titles of short stories and titles of essays. Example: “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson is a favorite short story among 8th grade students.
“Dream a Little Dream of Me” is the name of an episode from the fifth season of Grey’s Anatomy. Titles of individual episodes of TV and radio shows belong within quotation marks. (The shows themselves are underlined or italicized.)
Titles of songs belong within quotation marks. Example: “Dirt Road” is a famous song from Jason Aldean’s album entitled My Kinda Party. Titles of albums must be italicized or underlined.
Foreign words within English texts must be underlined or italicized. Example: Mike and his wife bid us au revoir at the end of a long evening.
Underline or italicize words used for extreme emphasis. (Use this technique sparingly.) Example: Bob bellowed: “Really? Did you think I wouldn’t mind if you went out with my girl friend?”
Underline or italicize names of operas, albums, or other audio recordings. Example: Our music appreciation class went to see The Marriage of Figaro at the Sydney Opera House in 1982.