Since the female speaker discussed in her poem is "different", she is criticized...

Does the comma after different belong there? Or does it go inside the parentheses?

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  1. Depends on your country. British do it differently, usually outside the quotation marks, but in American "Standard English " it is inside.

    Other punctuation marks have other rules with quotation marks. https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/how-to-use-quotation-marks

  2. So would this be correct for American Standard English?

    In the poem, "My Wicked Wicked Ways," Sandra Cisneros expresses....

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  3. Correct.

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