A Short Guide to Encoding Verse


Check out the Women Writer's Project resource on encoding verse in the TEI: http://www.wwp.northeastern.edu/research/publications/guide/html/verse_outline.html


The TEI captures works of verse using

  • <lg> : can be used to group together multiple lines of verse
  • <l> : used to mark a line of verse
  • <lb/> : can be used to denote line breaks that are the result of page dimensions rather than verse structure
  • <head> : can be used to mark the title of the selected verse

Examples of Verse from the TAPAS Commons | Templates

(View the source file in the Commons)