Hello, I'm just wondering about a few grammar things. I'm writing an essay that is supposed to be in MLA format. I don't know if that even makes a difference though. I'm unsure of the punctuation after the red. Also, can you explain why the punctuation I used is wrong?

When "Cordoba. / Distant. Alone." (15-16) is repeated in the last two lines it has more of a resemblance to "The goblets of dawn / are smashed." (3-4), because by this point in the poem I assume the reader will better understand Cordoba's importance.

Light is immediately enveloped in darkness near the beginning of "The Guitar": "The goblets of dawn / are smashed." (3-4). This is similar to lines 3 and 8 in "The Rider's Song": "Black my pony, full the moon," (3), and in the next stanza, "Black my pony, red the moon." (8).

In "The Rider's Song"(comma here?) there is another line that shares a similarity to this idea: "Cordoba. / Distant. Alone." (1-2).
What is MLA format?
I do not understand what you are specifically asking, but below is a link to the MLA style guide. In particular, you may want to click on "MLA: In-Text Citations" and "MLA: Formating Quotations" on the left-hand side of the webpage. http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/1 /