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|The proper way to cite a print article in MLA is:
Author(s). "Title of Article." Title of Journal Volume.Issue (Year): pages.
Correct. You selected:
Dillon, Brian. "Closure in Mark Spragg's Where Rivers Change Direction." Western American Literature 40.2 (2005): 148-172.
The author, title, and other elements are listed in the correct order and format for MLA. You do not include the database name unless you actually retrieve the full text online, which is not available in this situation.