Argument [174]

Abstract

Definition of argument, and use of <argument> element

Discussion

An argument is a formal prose or poetic description of the contents of a text or section of text (such as a chapter or essay). Arguments are often labelled as such (“The Argument”) but not always.

The WWP encodes arguments using the TEI <argument> element.

Examples

Example 1.
<text><body><div type="chapter">
<argument><p>In which Pooh finds that bees make honey...</p></argument>
<p>Pooh was walking in the Seven Acre Woods...</p>
</div></body></text>

Example 2.
<div type="poem">
<lg type="poem.indeterminate">
<argument><head>The Argument</head>
<lg type="indeterminate">
<l>Acrasia here is seen in much disgrace;</l>
<l>Sad tears flow freely down her pearly face;</l>
<l>But Artagrax will heal her wretched plight,</l>
<l>And bear her off to glory in his sight.</l>
</lg>
<lg type="indeterminate">
<l>...</l>
</div>

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