Should poetry be put in quotations?
no they should not
If your essay is in MLA format, you should put the quotation in a free-standing block of text without quotation marks on a new line indented one inch from the left margin. You should maintain double-spacing. If you are citing multiple paragraphs, indent the first line of the quotation an additional quarter inch. At the end of the quote, put the parenthetical citation after the closing punctuation mark. For poetry, you should maintain the original…
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