Four Mountain Wolves

by Leslie Marmon Silko

Start Free Trial

How do you cite two different lines from the poem "Four Mountain Wolves"? For example a poem that you use line 1 and line 18 in your paper.

Expert Answers

An illustration of the letter 'A' in a speech bubbles

It depends on what your teacher requires, but in English classes we usually use MLA format.  This means that you are going to include the line number in the citation.  A citation is basically an acknowledgement of where you go the information.  If you are quoting the poem, you would simply take the line and refer to the poem’s text in your parenthetical citation.

If you are using the enotes text of the poem, this will be your reference.

Silko, Leslie M. "Four Mountain Wolves.", 2012. Web. 23 Nov. 2012. <>.

When you refer to a particular quote, you will simple use the last name (Silko) and then the information or quote.  At the end of the sentence you put the line number in parenthesis.  Here is an example.

In “Four Mountain Wolves” Silko (2012) refers to a “gray misty wolf” (1). 

When you refer to two lines, you can do the same thing and just write (1, 18).  This shows that you used two different lines.

See eNotes Ad-Free

Start your 48-hour free trial to get access to more than 30,000 additional guides and more than 350,000 Homework Help questions answered by our experts.

Get 48 Hours Free Access
Approved by eNotes Editorial Team