Short works and parts of long works are usually in "quotation marks"



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Short works and parts of long works are usually in “quotation marks”

Long works and collections of short works are usually underlined or put in italics.


"Short Works" & Long Works &

"Sections of Longer Works" Collection of Short Works
1) "Title of a Short Poem." Title of an Epic Poem or Book-Length Poem

Ex: "The Raven." Ex: The Odyssey


2) "Title of a Short Story." Title of a Novel

Ex: "Young Goodman Brown" Ex: The Scarlet Letter


3) "Title of an Essay" Title of a Collection or Anthology of Essays

Ex: "The Fiction of Langston Hughes" Ex: Modern Writers and Their Readers


4) "Title of a Short Song" Title of a CD, Cassette, or Album

"Money Talks" Ex: The Razor's Edge, by AC/DC.

Also: Title of a Ballet or Opera

Title of Long Classical or instrumental Compositions
5) "Title of a Skit or Monologue" Title of a Play

Ex: "Madman's Lament" Ex: The Importance of Being Ernest


6) "Short Commercial" Title of a Film

"Obey Your Thirst." Ex: Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones





7) Title of "Individual Episode" in a Title of a Television Series

Whole Television Series Ex: The Simpsons

"The Trouble With Tribbles" from Star Trek


8) "Title of a Chapter in a Book" Complete Book
9) "Encyclopedia Article" Title of the Encyclopedia
10) " Article in a Magazine" Title of the Magazine.

11) "Title of an Article in a Newspaper" Title of the Newspaper


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