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.
     \documentstyle[12pt]{article}
     \begin{document}
     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.
     \end{document}
Notice the \LaTeX command which produces the LaTeX logo in the text stream.