Monday, September 15, 2008

Some "Poetic Truths" and Formatting Your Paper

Some "Poetic Truths"

  1. It is the speaker of a poem (not the narrator) who “speaks” the lines; it is also not the poet or the poem who speaks.
  2. Indicate line breaks / with a slash. Indicate stanza breaks // with two slashes.
  3. Always use author's last name when referring to poet.

Format of Paper

  • Go to File, then Page Set-up and change all margins (top, bottom, right and left) to 1 inch.
  • Font: Times New Roman, 12pt.
  • Left Justified, 2bl spaced.
  • No space between paragraphs, use the tab button.
  • Go to Insert, then Page Numbers and add page numbers to the top right (except for first page). Then add your last name next to the page number.

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