The UVic Writer's Guide

Long Quotations

Quotations of more than three lines of verse, or four lines of typed prose, should be set off from the text, indented on left and right margins, and should not be enclosed in quotation marks. End the sentence in your text that comes immediately before the quotation with a colon. Be careful to retain the punctuation of the material you're quoting.

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