Citation, Drama, Speech, and Verse

Encoding elements for verse and drama passages


element description
<bibl> (bibliographic citation) contains a loosely-structured bibliographic citation of which the sub-components may or may not be explicitly tagged. Always place on a separate line, even if printed on the same line with the end of the verse or drama.
<author> in <bibl>, contains the name(s) of an author, personal or corporate, of a work.
<editor> in <bibl>, contains a secondary statement of responsibility for a work, for example the name of an individual, institution or organization, (or of several such) acting as editor, compiler, translator, etc.
<title> in <bibl>, contains a title for any kind of work.


element description
<sp> (speech) contains an individual speech in a performance text, or a passage presented as such in a prose or verse text. Cf: <said>.
<speaker> contains a specialized form of heading or label, giving the name of one or more speakers in a dramatic text or fragment.
<stage> (stage direction) contains any kind of stage direction within a dramatic text or fragment.

Speech Acts

element description
<said> (speech or thought) indicates passages thought or spoken aloud when directly reported in the text, whether by real people or fictional characters. Cf: <sp>.
<quote> (quotation) contains a phrase or passage attributed by the authors to some agency external to the encyclopedia.


element attribute description
<lg> (line group) used for two or more verse lines functioning as a formal unit, e.g. a stanza, refrain, verse paragraph, etc.
<l> (verse line) contains a single line of verse.
<l> @part for fragmented lines, like at the start and end of verse paragraphs or in drama. Allowed values are: I = initial fragment; M = medial fragment; F = final fragment.