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    Default how to begin my essay with a famous quotation?

    Hi, teachers.

    I want to quote a little Shakespeare or Goethe at the begining of my essay, but I don't know how to start. I've never begin my essay this way before.

    Could you give me some tips or examples?

    Enydia

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    Quote Originally Posted by enydia View Post
    Hi (no comma required) teachers.

    I want to quote a little Shakespeare at the begining of my essay, but I don't know how to start. I've never begun my essay this way before.

    Could you give me some tips or examples?

    Enydia
    I'm not quite sure what you mean. Are you going to make a Shakespearean quote the title of your essay or simply the first sentence?

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    I'm not quite sure what you mean. Are you going to make a Shakespearean quote the title of your essay or simply the first sentence?
    It's the first sentence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enydia View Post
    It's the first sentence.
    OK, but what is your actual question?! I assume you already have a topic/subject for your essay, so you need to find a suitable Shakespearean quote which will make sense to the topic. Once you have done that, I would suggest putting the quote in quotation marks, or in italics as your first sentence so that it's clear it's a quote.

    You also need to make sure that it's relevant and that you can make it clear why it's there.

    Depending on the type of essay, you may also need to remember to acknowledge the quote at the end (say who wrote it, and perhaps which play it's from).

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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    OK, but what is your actual question?! I assume you already have a topic/subject for your essay, so you need to find a suitable Shakespearean quote which will make sense to the topic. Once you have done that, I would suggest putting the quote in quotation marks, or in italics as your first sentence so that it's clear it's a quote.

    You also need to make sure that it's relevant and that you can make it clear why it's there.

    Depending on the type of essay, you may also need to remember to acknowledge the quote at the end (say who wrote it, and perhaps which play it's from).

    How to do this?

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