Thursday, September 1, 2011

How to Quote Lyrics

If it is one to three lines of lyrics:
  • State name of artist and song title immediately before if you have not already.
  • State from which part of the song the lyric is from (verse and number or chorus)
  • Embed the lyrics in the text.
  • Enclose with quotation marks.
  • Add a / between lines if necessary.
Example:
One of the most inspiring lines from the song, which comes in the chorus, is "I'm beautiful in my way/ 'Cause God makes no mistakes."

If the quotation is four or more lines:
  • State name of artist and song title immediately before if you have not already.
  • State from which part of the song the lyric is from (verse and number or chorus)
  • End the line right before the quote with a colon.
  • Set the lyrics apart from the text by indenting a half inch for the entire quote.
  • Do not use quotation marks.
Example:
"Born this Way" deals mostly with self-acceptance. In the first verse, we get these lines from Lady Gaga:
There's nothing wrong with lovin' who you are
She said, 'cause He made you perfect, babe
So hold your head up, girl, and you'll go far
Listen to me when I say
They tell us that...

1 comment:

  1. This is really awesome and helpes alot mrs.calsing

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