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"The Rape of the Lock" by Alexander Pope is 1,703 lines long. When referencing the poem in the text, should I have the title in quotations or italicized? The Rape of the Lock or "The Rape of the Lock" Also, Jonathan Swift's work "A Modest Proposal" is about 8 pages long (depending on book source), would that be in quotes or italics? I believe shorter works are supposed to be in quotation marks and longer works such as books are italicized. . . I am also using a small excerpt of Cervantes' Don Quixote. Since that is originally in Spanish and must be translated into English, would I cite which translator/translation I used in the text? Something like (Cervantes, translator last name, date, p. --)?
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I have a few questions about an essay I'm doing on satirical literature in the early 18th century. 1.) The words they used then are spelled differently than how they are now. In a direct quote from Jonathan Swift's "A Modest Proposal", would I put: ". . .whether Stewed, Roasted, Baked, or Boiled; and, I make no doubt, that it will equally serve in a Fricasie [sic], or Ragoust [sic]." or ". . .whether Stewed, Roasted, Baked, or Boiled; and, I make no doubt, that it will equally serve in a Fricasie, or Ragoust." (partial quote for example question) Also, several words are capitalized and italicized in the original text to emphasize his points. Would I write it faithful to the original text? (see above quote) 2.) I also have an excerpt from Alexander Pope's "The Rape of the Lock". It is a long poem. Since it is longer than 3 lines of regular type, I am putting it in a block quotation. I am supposed to put it on a separate line each, not with / to indicate a different line, correct? Also it begins with a quote and ends with it, should I put the quotation marks on the beginning and end as in the regular text? This is my text: “Let wreaths of triumph now my temples twine,” The victor cried, “the glorious prize is mine! While fish in streams, or birds delight in air Or in a coach and six the British Fair, As long as Atalantis shall be read, Or the small pillow grace a lady’s bed, While visits shall be paid on solemn days, When numerous wax-lights in bright order blaze, While nymphs take treats, or assignations give, So long my honor, name, and praise shall live! What Time would spare, from Steel receives its date, And monuments, like men, submit to fate!” 3.) My sources for some of these satires are anthologies from many different authors. Would I put (Pope, 1712, line numbers quoted/referenced) after "The Rape of the Lock" for citation purposes? That is the original author and publication date, but the anthology I am using as the source is the book, "The Norton Anthology of World Masterpieces" volume 2, 5th edition. With several Editors (I think 9 editors listed on front flap, but 1 listed as main or general editor) - none of which are the original authors of the original texts. I'm having issues with that. . . Help?
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