Fewer than Three Lines
If a poem quotation contains less than three lines, type the text directly into the essay. For more than one line, mark the line breaks by putting a slash between each line, with a space both before and after the slash. For example, the lines "The window square / Whitens and swallows its dull stars" are from Sylvia Plath's "Morning Song."
Three Lines or More
Quotations of three lines or more should be put into block quotation format, separated from your essay by a hard return, indented one inch from the left margin and double-spaced. The line breaks in this quotation should be kept just like those in the original, or as close to their format as possible.