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Grammar resource: Formatting dialogue - Long speeches

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It is unusual for a character to orate in a long, uninterrupted monologue, but if you do need to write this, follow these guidelines.

Long speeches

If a piece you’re writing calls for a speech spanning more than one paragraph, then an opening quotation mark should be placed at the start of each new paragraph the speaker continues into. But only one closing quotation mark is used, at the end of the speech.