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How to Insert a Poem Into an Essay
How to Quote and Cite a Poem in an Essay Using MLA Format
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How to Write a Stanza Poem?
If you are writing essays about poetry or utilizing poems to illustrate a point in a research paper, you must cite poems in the correct form. There are many rules for citing poems, including the proper format for line breaks, line numbers and inserting a few stanzas or a longer passage. Learning the rules is simple and will ensure the technical aspect of the poem in the paper is well-executed. To insert a poem segment composed of three lines or fewer into an essay, write an introductory statement that places the lines in context of the thesis, followed by a colon. Place the excerpt in the body of the essay.
Poems are cited in essays as a way of making a point, describing research or simply to discuss the poem itself. While you may use only the poem stanza, you will need to cite the entire poem and the source where you found the poem. Some poems are found online, but most are collected in anthology books. Try to find an anthology collection for all poems to guarantee the publication information is correct.