Using Verbatim on Short Things

Here's the paragraph that will make the LaTeX commands visible and not executed by the LaTeX program. Read the text for more helpful hints.
     In \LaTeX, braces \{ \} limit the scope 
     of certain commands, as in \verb,{\it text},. 
     Other commands, such as \verb,\verb, can 
     use any two identical symbols.
Notice the \LaTeX command which produces the LaTeX logo in the text stream.