How to Cite Poetry, Song Lyrics, & Plays in MLA Style



UPDATE: MLA has published a new, 8th edition. Some of the recommendations for citing are quite different. We are currently working on a new video series. Please see our online guide for help with MLA 8th edition: http://bit.ly/2G15cRN

This video explains how to cite verse (poetry, song lyrics, plays) according to the 7th edition of the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. Topics covered: 1-3 lines of verse (0:54), 1-3 lines of Shakespeare/plays (1:40), block quotes (2:14), dialogue 2 or more characters (2:54), using an ellipsis (3:17).

The content was created by Crystal Rose, Public Services Librarian, Memorial University Libraries, in partnership with the university’s department of Distance Education, Learning & Teaching Support.

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Other videos in this series:
How to Format Your Paper in MLA Style – http://youtu.be/4edLWc-elyQ
MLA Style Works Cited List: Citing Books – http://youtu.be/zo2F7HBtT_Q
MLA Style Works Cited List: Citing eBooks – http://youtu.be/RZst9tCUdcA
MLA Style Works Cited List: How to Cite Websites – http://youtu.be/MbboKTst55Y
MLA Style Works Cited List: Citing Journal Articles – http://youtu.be/TtBjDQHd1MA
MLA Style Works Cited List: Citing Newspapers & Magazines – http://youtu.be/A1E43-c_2Fg
How to Cite Multiple Authors in MLA Style – http://youtu.be/gtWp8kXOwbA
What to do with a “Citation Within a Citation” in MLA Style – http://youtu.be/VSgZs9MGqmw

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