Citations for Embedded Quotes

Are we recommended to include parenthetical citations when quoting? This is something our teacher has urged us to do but I’m not sure if it’s entirely necessary, since it isn’t really mentioned on the rubric…

Use MLA for in-text citations.
Examples :

Gibaldi indicates, “Quotations are effective in research papers when used selectively” (109).

Remember that “[q]uotations are effective in research papers when used selectively” (Gibaldi 109).

You are not required to use citations for a rhetorical analysis essay. You could refer to the direct quote’s position in relation to the argument (for example, Gandhi begins his letter by…), but you are not expected to use parenthetical citations.

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Exactly. Don’t worry about in-text citations for citations-sake. But placing your analysis in the overall context of the author’s argument is a very high-level analytical strategy.

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