Is it considered good writing to conclude English essays with a quote?

I think I remember my current high school English teacher telling me that I should stay away from ending with a quote, but according to several effective writing books, ending with a quote ' can add texture and specify your discussion'.....Is it considered good and commendable writing to end with a quote? (especially because conclusions are very important section in essays)*thank you in advance!*

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One Response to “Is it considered good writing to conclude English essays with a quote?”

  1. synesises says:

    You may use the following citations to buttress your argument that quotations MAY end your essays. However, if your teacher INSISTS that they should not be used that way, please add a short closing sentence.After all: 3For want of a nail the shoe was lost.For want of a shoe the horse was lost.For want of a horse the rider was lost.For want of a rider the message was lost.For want of a message the battle was lost.For want of a battle the kingdom was lost.And all for the want of a horseshoe nail. —- old proverb.1. [How to Use Quotes in an Essay"Quotations" are funny little things. People like to use them to start essays, in the body of essays, and at the end of essays. They are an integral part to research papers and add merit and credibility to general essays."]2. [Always integrate quotations into your text. NEVER DROP A QUOTATION IN YOUR ESSAY! In other words, you must use your own words to introduce a quotation. The good old standby--So-and-so said, "blah blah blah"--is the very least you can do. Even better is when you can use some select words and phrases from a quotation and integrate them into a sentence of your own (always putting those words or phrases in quotation marks, though).]