Answered By: Kathleen Goldfarb
Last Updated: May 13, 2015     Views: 65

From our Cite MLA Style libguide (link below):

MLA requires that any quotation over four lines be started on a new line, indented 1 inch from the margin, double spaced without quotation marks, essentially a block quote. Here's how:

  1. Once you have typed in the text you want for your block quote, hit enter before the first word of the quote and after the last word of the quote.
  2. Highlight the text
  3. Right click and select paragraph
  4. Under indent change left to 1".

And from the MLA Handbook for writers

3.7.2 ...  "A colon generally introduces a quotation displayed in this way"  (as a Block Quote).

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