Do I always need a capital letter after an exclamation mark or a question mark?
I'm bilingual with french, and, especially in older works, I've often stumbled upon exclamation marks or question marks that don't end a sentence, but merely serve to accentuate a specific part of a sentence. Sometimes they replace a comma, sometimes not.
Is this kind of stuff legal in the english language or not? I haven't seen it in english texts so far, but I have no reason to believe it would only exist in french and not in english.
EDIT: Here are some examples (in french) that Wikipedia provides:
« Ah ! non ! c'est un peu court, jeune homme ! On pouvait dire… Oh ! Dieu !… bien des choses en somme… »
— Edmond Rostand, Cyrano de Bergerac (I, 4)
« C'est la femme d'un autre ! ô jalousie affreuse ! »
— Victor Hugo, Ruy Blas (II, 3)