In my essay, I'd like to show a group of people in a stadium crticizing a football team. I want to use direct quotes to show what different people in the group are saying but I am not sure how to put this in an essay so that it is correct.

Is the proper format something like:

I heard complaints all around the stadium.

"I could have played better than that!"
"This was the worst 90 minutes of my life."
"I hate football!"

Or am I completely mistaken?

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    This question appears to be off-topic because it is about literary/narrative style, and should be asked on writers.SE Oct 26, 2014 at 14:37

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This is ok.you can use a colon instead of a period after the word "stadium." Each quote as a separate paragraph is good.


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