An expansive resource for students of rhetoric:  Silva Rhetoricæ.




How to punctuate titles (from Purdue OWL)

  • Italicize the titles of magazines, books, newspapers, academic journals, films, television shows, long poems, plays of three or more acts, operas, musical albums, works of art, websites, and individual trains, planes, or ships.

    • Time

    • Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

    • The Metamorphosis of Narcissus by Salvador Dali

    • Amazon.com

    • Titanic

  • Use quotation marks around the titles of short poems, song titles, short stories, magazine or newspaper articles, essays, speeches, chapter titles, short films, and episodes of television or radio shows.

    • "Self-Reliance," by Ralph Waldo Emerson

    • "Just Like a Woman," by Bob Dylan

    • "The Smelly Cat," an episode of Seinfeld