Types of poem [188]

Abstract

Encoding basic verse types, including possible values for type= on <div> for poetry

Discussion

This entry describes the possible type= attribute values for a <div> surrounding a piece of verse. There are three basic categories:

1. A fixed poetic form (for more details, see 186):

       type="poem.sonnet"

       type="poem.sonnet-petrarchan"

       type="poem.sonnet-shakespearean"

       type="poem.ode-Eng"

       type="poem.acrostic"

       type="poem.sestina"

       type="poem.villanelle"

       type="poem.spatial"

       type="poem.limerick"

2. An indication that the poem has a regular stanzaic structure. This means that the poem consists of regularly repeating units. Note that these units may or may not be encoded as <lg type="stanza">, depending on their length (see 187). For <div> use:

       type="poem.stanzaic"

3. An indication that the poem has neither stanzaic regularity nor a named form (for more information see 187):

       type="poem.indeterminate"

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