1) There’s: “ … ”
2) There’s: ” / ”
3) There’s: “[…]”
1) The Ellipsis: The ellipsis mark consists of three periods separated by spaces. When used in the middle of a sentence, it is almost always preceded and followed by a space, as well. When creating ellipses in a word processor or similar program, it is best to use non-breaking spaces.
2) The Slash: A slash is often used to separate two or three lines of poetry that are run into text in order to designate where the original line breaks occurred. Add a space (or a half space, if in desktop publishing programs) before and after the slash when it is used in this way. (Note to Self: Didn’t realize that you needed to add the space before and after the slash.)
3) The “[…]“ is called what?
Which I have come across in following recent readings:
1) Joseph Epstein in a Literary Education and Other Essays writes:
“a sense of higher purpose: a belief which X considered ‘the opiate of the masses. . . .‘”
(Noted he uses 4 periods with spaces)
2) Christian Wiman in My Bright Abyss: Meditation of a Modern Believer writes:
“The poem posits a place ‘where the hum of time / no longer wearies us,” or
“I lose / courage but courage is not lost.”
3) MetaphorforMetaphor shares this poem:
Now, when you awaken, remember the swan’s last
dance. Did you dance with cherubs while
you were dreaming? Did the butterfly illuminate you
when it burned with the eternal light of the rose? Did
the phoenix appear to you clearly…and did it call you
by name? Did you see the dawn rise
out of your beloved’s fingers? And did you touch the dream
by hand, or did you let the dream dream alone,
when you became aware of your absence suddenly?
Tell me how you lived your dream
in some place, and I’ll tell you who you are
~ Mahmoud Darwish, Now, When You Awaken, Remember”
The symbol “[…]” is called what? An ‘Excerpt?’ And appropriately used when?