Examples

For parenthetical citations by Bharati Murthy

Example #1

"The sky was lighter in the east, and the horizon was a thin golden line. The clouds changed from gray to pink, and the mist was touched with gold." ( Hinton 77)

Parenthetical citation: (Hinton 77)

This quote is from the book The Outsiders, written by S.E. Hinton. ( Hinton 77) is the correct citation because it has the author's last name, Hinton, and the page number on which the quote was found.

Example #2

"The bread, the soup- those were my entire life. I was nothing but a body." (Wiesel 52)

Parenthetical citation: (Wiesel 52)


This quote is from the book "Night" written by Elie Wiesel. The citation contains Wiesel and 52 because Wiesel is the author's last name and 52 is the page from which the quote was taken from.

Example #3

"The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which." (Orwell 141)

Parenthetical citation: (Orwell 141)


This quote is from the book Animal Farm by George Orwell. The citation has the author's last name, Orwell, and the page number from which the quote was found. ( page 141 in the book)

Example #4

"The conch was silent, a gleaming tusk; Ralph's face was dark with breathlessness and the air over the island was full of bird-clamor and echoes ringing." (Golding 10)

Parenthetical citation: (Golding 10)


This quote is from the book, " The Lord of the Flies" by William Golding. The parenthesis contains Golding, because it is the author's last name, and 10 because that is the page number where the quote is from.

Example #5

"And to Kino the secret melody of the maybe pearl broke clear and beautiful, rich and warm and lovely, glowing and gloating and triumphant." (Steinbeck 19)

Parenthetical citation: (Steinbeck 19)


This quote is from the book "The Pearl" by John Steinbeck. Inside the parenthesis are Steinbeck, which is the author's last name, and 19, which is the page number from which the quote was taken from.

Example #6

"Supper was his favourite meal, because it came at his time of revelry, when his heart warmed over his gold; whenever he had roast-meat, he always chose to have it for supper." (Eliot 42)

Parenthetical citation: (Eliot 42)

This is the correct citation because inside the parenthesis is the author's last name, Eliot, and the page number from which the quote is from. ( page 42)