I'm writing a rhetorical analysis paper on Grendel and I'm quoting the following:

The monster laughs.

Time-space cross-section: Wealtheow.

Cut A:

Do I block quote? I think the paragraph breaks in the passage are significant and will be part of my analysis so I want to make sure that visually it will be seen, but I'm not quite sure if that would be the correct way to quote it.

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  • It is not clear what you are quoting--selections from the poem or ballad, summaries of action, what? – Xanne Nov 22 '17 at 9:27
  • You seem to have successfully quoted multiple paragraphs in writing this post... so what exactly is your question? – AndyT Nov 22 '17 at 9:44

Yes you should always use a block quote when quoting multiple lines of text (as you have done in this question).

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