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Abbreviated forms should be retained as-is in direct quotations and may be clarified if necessary with square-bracketed editorial insertions.
The conventions of properly marking a title in MLA style can seem confusing, but the basic issues deal with 1 capitalization and 2 marking the title. For works best known by their title in a language other than English, an English translation of that title may be helpful.
This includes anthologies and collections of songs, poems, short stories, short plays, and essays.
Use quotation marks on shorter works.