William Carlos Williams depicts a vivid image in “The Red Wheelbarrow”: “so much depends / / upon / / a red wheel / / barrow / / glazed with rain / / water / / beside the white / / chickens” (“Williams”). (63) Follow the rules for omissions in quotations of prose (83).If the layout of the lines in the original text is unusual, reproduce it as accurately as you can (79). STUDENT 1: I need to ask for an extension on my paper. Although some of the rules for quoting plays and poetry in MLA differ than those for quoting prose, understanding the guidelines will help you apply them in any scenario.
Use only one block quote per 4 pages of text to avoid overwhelming the reader.
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The rules for quoting drama and/or poetry in Modern Language Association (MLA) Style differ from those for quoting the genre of prose.
This article discusses rules for using MLA style to format quotes from drama and poetry.
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MLA (Modern Language Association) format is a popular citation style for papers and essays.
Christopher Taylor is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of English at Austin Community College in Texas.
He received his Ph D in English Literature and Medieval Studies from the University of Texas at Austin in 2014.
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Any quotations used need to be properly marked and cited.