Prose quotations
If a quotation in sentence format is longer than four lines, indent the quote 10 spaces from the left margin (or one inch). The quote should be double spaced, and separated from the rest of the paper by a double space. When a quotation is set off in the text by indentation, do not use quotation marks.

Poetry and verse quotations
If a quotation of lines in poem is longer than three lines, indent the quote 10 spaces from the left margin (or one inch). The quote should be double spaced, and separated from the rest of the paper by a double space.

Your instructor, graduate school, or editor may have different requirements than those listed here as guidelines, so make certain you check first.



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Always consult your instructor, graduate school, editor, or publisher for their preferences.