In-text citation basics:
1) All quoted information taken from a story must be presented with a signal phrase and cited with in-text citation.
2) A good signal phrase will indicate who is speaking.
3) The in-text citation should include the author’s last name, the year of publication, and the page number from the bottom of the PDF.
Montressor says, “He had a weak point—this Fortunato— although in other regards he was a man to be respected and even feared. He prided himself on his connoisseurship in wine” (Poe, 1842, p. 59).
Sue looks out the window and asks Johnsy, “Didn’t you wonder why it never moved when the wind was blowing? Oh, my dear, it is Behrman’s great masterpiece—he painted it there the night that the last leaf fell” (O’Henry, 1907, p. 17-18).
Practice – each of the sentences below come from “The Last Leaf” or “The Cask of Amontillado”. Format each quote with an appropriate signal phrase, quotation marks and a correct APA citation. Use your PDFs of the stories and the publication information to do this.
1) Story: “The Last Leaf” by O’Henry, published in 1907.
The quote below comes from page 13 on the PDF
He walked around touching one person here and another there with his icy fingers. He was a bad sickness. Doctors called him Pneumonia
2) The quote below comes from page 16 on the PDF
Some day I shall paint my masterpiece, and we shall all go away from here. God! Yes.
3) Story: “The Cask of Amontillado” by Poe, published in 1846
The quote below come from page 64
I forced the last stone into its position; I plastered it up. Against the new masonry I re-erected the old rampart of bones. For the half of a century no mortal has disturbed them.
4) The quote below come from page 64