Punctuating Titles: Italics or "Quotes"?

Punctuating Titles: Italics or "Quotes"?

Punctuating Titles: Italics or Quotes? When to Use Italics/underlining Note: When you are handwriting, indicate italics by underlining the title. Never do both italics and underlining. Titles of Books: The Great Gatsby

Plays: A Streetcar Named Desire Very Long Poems: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner Periodicals, Magazines and Newspapers: The Washington Post ; The Economist ; Newsweek. When to Use Italics/underlining Titles of Works of Art: Starry Night; Mona Lisa, The Thinker

Movies: Star Trek Radio and TV Series: Breaking Bad; Deadliest Catch Video Games: Call of Duty Albums/Long Musical Recordings: The Dark Side of the Moon Comic Strips: Peanuts; Doonsbury When to Use Italics/underlining The General Rule: Put the title in italics (or underline it if handwriting) if it is a long/big work and/or if the work can be broken down into smaller

parts (ie. A TV series can be broken into individual episodes; a newspaper is broken up into individual articles.) When to Use Quotes Around a Title Never use quotes with italics/underlines. Its always one or the other. Titles of short stories: The Ministers Black Veil, To Build a Fire Poems: The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock When to Use Quotes Around a Title

Essays: A Stranger in the Village Articles and Other Parts of Publication: In Rust Belt, A Teenagers Climb From Poverty Songs: Money Episodes of TV or Radio Series: Long Sleepless Nights (an episode of Deadliest Catch) Chapters and Other Parts in a Book: Epilogue.

When to Use Quotes Around a Title The general rule: Use quotation marks to enclose titles of short works (often works that are part of a larger collection). Elements of Literature -- The Ministers Black Veil

The Washington Post Deadliest Catch The Wasteland And Other Poems The Dark Side of the Moon

-- USPS Plans to End Saturday Mail -- Long Sleepless Nights -- The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock -- Money

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