I'm writing an analysis of a poem and want to quote nonconsecutive lines. Is there a specific way to do this, or would I just use an ellipsis and no slash?
khenderson at jeffstateonline.com suggests indicating elided lines by using commas in the page-number citation list:
mclayton at mtsu.edu suggests the same:
An ehow.com article says:
Comment: If you are writing the analysis for your own delectation, then quote the lines however you like. But if you are writing for publication or for classwork, ask your editor or instructor what set of style guidelines they require.
The missing line(s) should be represented by a line of em-spaced dots. Something like this:
In order to skip lines within a sentence quote, you just add the [...]
"Twas brillig, and the slithy toves [...] And the mome raths outgrabe."