Answered By: Kathleen Goldfarb
Last Updated: Nov 24, 2015     Views: 27

For your Works Cited page, when citing a poem from a book you'll need to include both the book publication information and the poem information. The examples below are for a print book. If the book is an eBook, it will also require the location of the eBook, generally the database provider and URL.  

Structure: Poem author. "Poem Title." Title of book, author(s) or editor(s), publisher, year of publication, page number(s).

Example: Burns, Robert. "Red, Red Rose." 100 Best-Loved Poems, edited by Philip Smith, Dover, 1995, p. 26.

Here is advice from the Modern Language Association (MLA) on in text citation for poems

You might like our MLA Style guide

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