Setting Up a Quote Following MLA style guidelines, quote's context is set up and the poem's name is given before discussing the quote in your paper.
To cite poetry or any other source means to add direct words of other authors in your academic paper. How to Cite Poetry pp. For example: The mariner inspires fear in the guest: I fear thee, ancient Mariner! While the information in poetry citations are similar in any paragraph, formatting the citation differs, depending on how many lines of poetry are being cited.
In case if you want to cite more than one line of the poem, you have to indicate the line breaks. You can find even more poem's quotation samples online here! Paraphrasing or rewriting some words from the poem is a better way to recall certain episodes.