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The Grammarly suggests that a comma is needed between the quote "Shadow" and the attribution . And yet there is a comma! Note that placing the comma within the quotation marks is consistant with American practice (as well as the Chicago Manual of Style). The examples Grammarly gives as correct are also punctuated in this style.

For general information: Grammarly also flags the comma at the end of the line. This flag would normally be correct. But, the program cannot discern context, and the punctuation shown is, in fact, correct. The line in question is from Edgar Allan Poe's poem, "El Dorado"

"Shadow," said he,

"Where can it be--

"This land of El Dorado?"

See example:

"Shadow," said he,
asked May 21 '11 at 17:20 Jeff Pribyl Grammarly Fellow

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Jeff, 

 

You are correct.  Grammarly, however, is not optimised for checking poetry.  I think that may be your issue.  If you have any more issues using Grammarly, please write to support.

 

 

link comment answered May 25 '11 at 16:58 Kimberly Expert

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