If I am quoting the first few words of one line of poetry and the last few words of the next line of poetry, should I use two sets of ellipses with a slash between them?
Yes. Clarity is worth the trouble of more punctuation. Let’s say you quote the following two lines of poetry: He had forty-two boxes, all carefully packed, With his name painted clearly on each: To make it clear to readers that you are quoting the beginning of one line and the ending of the next, use ellipses . . .
Published 22 November 2017