When writing in MLA format, how would you cite a summary of a story?

I am opening an essay by summarizing an aspect present throughout a book. I directly address the book and author, but do I have to cite it as if I were with a specific citation such as a quote or paraphrased quote?

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One Answer to “When writing in MLA format, how would you cite a summary of a story?”

  1. herodom says:

    I use sonofcitationmachine.com for all my citations. You plug in the information then it makes it for you, and you just copy and paste it into you bibliography