How to Quote a Poem (MLA)
Step 1: Choose a Quote
Step 2: Set up the Quote
Note: Use the formalist perspective. The author died in 1967.
Note: Remember to use a comma if the preceding phrase is not an independent clause.
Step 3: Insert Quotation Marks around the Quote
Step 4: Include an In-Text Citation
Note: Remember that the punctuation mark appears after the citation.
Not a comic, but equally pretentious?