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    parenthetical reference format

    “He decided that he was a good shot whoever he was. He wondered if he knew him” (O’Flaherty 9).

     

    "Look at that combination knob—jerked out as easy as pulling up a radish in wet weather" (O. Henry 30).

     

    analysis structure (five steps)

    claim

    set-up evidence

    evidence (usually a quotation)

    explain how evidence supports your claim

    comment on what you have just shown