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In-Text Citations for Poems

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creating a work cited entry for a poem

is very similar to creating a work cited

entry for a short story novel article

etc it's creating the in-text citation

or a parenthetical citation that's a

little different the introductory

paragraph that we see here is off to a

really good start but we as readers

would grasp what the author means to say

much more readily if the author brought

in actual text from the poem the author

decides to cite lines one through four

to accomplish this goal

note how the author has introduced the

quote by saying he opens the poem by

saying rather than just dropping his

quotes in now the author has to

punctuate and cite the quote correctly

back slashes go at the end of each line

to show where the author has introduced

line breaks and all capitalization and


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