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Referencing: Plays & Poems

Guide to APA 6th referencing style used at ECU

Plays & Poems: Sample References

Source In-text References End-text References
(reference lists require hanging indent)

Play

(Wedekind, 2007)

Wedekind, F. (2007). Spring awakening. (J. Franzen,Trans.). New York, NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux.
 
Note: Treat plays like books

Poem

“Macavity” (Eliot, 1939)

Eliot, T. S. (1962). “Macavity.” In T.S. Eliot, Old Possum’s book of practical cats (pp. 41-42). London, England: Faber.
 
Note: Place the title of the poem in double quotation marks.
Poem

“He always has an alibi, and one or two to spare.” (“Macavity,” Eliot, 1939)

Eliot, T. S. (1962). “Macavity.” In T.S. Eliot, Old Possum’s book of practical cats (pp. 41-42). London, England: Faber.
 
Note: Place the title of the poem in double quotation marks.

Plays & Poems: Things to Remember

For a more accurate reference to plays and poetry use the following forms:

  • “The Lady of Shallot,” verse 3, lines 1-3.
  • “Julius Caesar,” act 2, scene 1, line 21.

Book Reference

 

 

 

 

Book Reference

Learn how to format references for whole books, including both authored books and edited books.

Book Chapter Reference

 

 

 

 

Book Chapter Reference

Learn how to format references for chapters in edited books, meaning those books where each chapter is written by a different author (cite the whole book if the same author has written all chapters).