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Last Updated: Apr 14, 2023     Views: 114

Citing Artificial Intelligence

The MLA Style recently posted How do I cite generative AI in MLA style? This link opens in a new window in Ask the MLA This link opens in a new window. They include how to cite paraphrased and quoted text, AI-generated images, quoted creative textual works (e.g. AI-generated poems), and secondary sources used by an AI tool. Please see the post for more comprehensive instructions.


Works-Cited List Entry

“Describe the symbolism of the green light in the book The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald” prompt. ChatGPT, 13 Feb. version, OpenAI, 8 Mar. 2023,

Paraphrased in Your Prose

While the green light in The Great Gatsby might be said to chiefly symbolize four main things: optimism, the unattainability of the American dream, greed, and covetousness (“Describe the symbolism”), arguably the most important—the one that ties all four themes together—is greed.

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