I am getting a little confused regarding emphasized passages of more than one paragraph. I understand that if you have more than one paragraph emphasized you repeat the italic indicator at the beginning of each new paragraph, but what about poetry? Do you do the same thing in poetry? I have attached a sample. Would each new line need the beginning italic indicator? Or just place it once and end it at the end of the poem when the italics ends?
I would not repeat the italic passage indicator at the beginning of each line of this poem. If the poem had more than one stanza that was emphasized, I would repeat the passage indicator at the beginning of each stanza...to me, the stanzas are a bit like paragraphs. There really isn't any rule that says this is the way to apply this.