Italics are used for long works, car names, and movie and television program titles. Quotation marks are used to denote portions of a text, such as chapter titles, magazine articles, poetry, and short tales. Let's go through these guidelines in depth so you know how to do it in the future while you're writing.
For long works, like novels or memoirs, use italics to emphasize words that describe the main character or scene. Use quotation marks to indicate quoted words or phrases in essays or other types of written work. Avoid using quotation marks for songs or poems since they're not quoted directly.
In terms of font style, use italics for the body of your essay and quotations, and only boldface if you want to call attention to a word or phrase. Otherwise, keep the tone of your writing light and easy on the eye so readers will want to stay with you for the rest of your piece.
As far as size is concerned, choose a typeface that's close to serif (for example, Times New Roman) so there aren't any differences between sentence case and title case when formatting your paper. Make sure to leave enough space above and below the title to fit in your citation styles. These spaces may vary depending on the journal you're submitting to but it's best to avoid leaving too much room as editors may think you're trying to hide the fact that the article is under review.
Italicized book, play, film, magazines, databases, and online titles are italicized. If the source is part of a larger work, put the title in quotation marks. Articles, articles, chapters, poems, websites, songs, and speeches are all surrounded by quote marks. At times, titles may contain other titles. For example, Alfred Hitchcock's name is found inside quotes because his films are often referred to as "Alfred Hitchcock movies".
Film titles can be difficult to translate into other media. A novel or screenplay that is based on a film cannot simply use its title; instead, it must have a new one created for it. Often, the original title is retained along with its associated theme or subject matter.
Some titles are evocative names that inspire readers to think about the story beyond what appears on the page. For example, Casablanca means "Casa del Barbudo", or "House of the Beard". This title refers to a famous incident where Rick Blaine saves Mrs. Berg's life by pretending to be her husband. She then gives him money for himself and his crew after they have all been imprisoned for gambling.
Other titles are more descriptive. They tell viewers how the film will unfold through the use of words such as "romance", "action", "thriller" and so on. Some titles include specific characters or actors who will appear in the movie.
Avoid using single or double quotes within quotations.
In addition to the basic quote mark, there are several other styles used to indicate different types of texts: monospace for computer programs; cursive for letters; and capitalization for names, books, publications, and newspapers.
This is what your essay should look like: "Casablanca" is a classic war film that has been referenced in many other movies. It was first released in 1943, and has remained popular over time because of its meaningful story line and intense characters. This essay would be appropriate for someone who is doing an assignment on famous war films.
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Work titles should be italicized (books, magazines, newspapers, movies, plays, and CDs). For shorter works, use quote marks (book chapters, articles, poems, and songs). For longer works, put the title in brackets (no matter what kind of work it is): [The Movie Title].
For books, magazines, and newspapers, the title should appear at the beginning of a page, centered between top and bottom margins. Titles should not run off the edge of the page. They should be printed in capital letters, except for song titles, which usually only have upper-case letters. Books, magazines, and newspapers with titles printed in all caps are assumed to be proper names and should be set in small capitals (title case).
Books, magazines, and newspapers are divided into sections or chapters. These can be indicated by punctuation or by special symbols used in place of blank pages. Chapter headings are important for readers to guide them through the book quickly finding what they're looking for.
Music albums often have short titles that describe the contents of the album. These may be included on the cover art or in an accompanying booklet.
Movie credits include the name of the film followed by the title screen-writer, director, producer, etc.
Long titles, such as novels, movies, or record albums, should be italicized in general. For the names of shorter pieces of work, such as poems, essays, book chapters, songs, TV programs, and so on, use quote marks. Punctuation depends on whether the title is being quoted elsewhere in the text.
Large work titles should be italicized (books, movies). Put quote marks around the titles of minor works (poems, articles). The laws are obvious for some types of media, such as book titles. Others, such as YouTube videos, are a touch fuzzier. In general, if it's under 30 characters, put quotation marks around it.
In HTML, you would use " or ' to start and end an italicized text quote.
In WordPress, there are two functions that are useful for adding quotes or other mark-up to your content: the_title and the_excerpt. We'll discuss how they work in detail below but first, let's look at an example.
The code below creates a headline called "Video Title" and includes an excerpt from the article that follows. You can see that the_excerpt is wrapping the text in tags so that it fits within the given limit of 80 characters.
The code below uses the_title to create a bolded version of the same headline. This time, there is no limit on the length of the excerpt that gets displayed with each post.
You can insert actual quotes on the web using either single or double quotation marks.