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Referencing Poems

i was wondering how to cite a poem both in terms of the in text reference and how it should appear in the reference list. I couldn't find it anywhere on the uts library website.

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Hi Tane,

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D Litting, 4 years ago

Hi Tane,

Good question! I had to dig into the Style Guide for this, which I'll quote here.

'References to plays and poetry are often more precise if given in terms of acts, scenes, lines, verses and so on. The following forms are recommended:

Judith Wright, Woman to Child, verse 1, lines 3-5

Details of sources of this kind are not usually included in a reference list of bibliography'

Now, I know this kind of reference looks a little different than the norm but I double checked with our referencing guru about this and he gave it the ok.

Hope this helps!


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