Formatting a block quote may seem daunting, but it’s actually quite easy. You’ll never forget how to do it after you’ve had some practice. You can determine if you need to use a block quote based on which of the three styles you are supposed to use: Modern Language Association (MLA), American Psychology Association (APA), or Chicago Manual Style (Chicago). All three styles format block quotes the same way, though the citation differs depending on the style.
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This version of How to Quote and Cite a Poem in an Essay Using MLA Format was reviewed by Jamie Korsmo on March 28, 2017.
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