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What is the advantage of not using sections header in a long poem that is split into parts? i.e. The Rime of the Ancyent Marinere (1798)--BirgitteSB 19:11, 14 November 2005 (UTC)


I believe that indentation and punctuation should be identical to the published works except where there are know typographical errors. Why should we be making poems grammatically correct or changing mdashes to ndashes?--BirgitteSB 19:11, 14 November 2005 (UTC)

<poem>[edit]

I suppose we can rewrite the "Indent" section to use the new poem extension instead? – Quoth 01:14, 26 June 2006 (UTC)

Line numbers[edit]

Is there a tool for adding line numbers to poems?Easchiff 01:39, 10 December 2006 (UTC)

I just created {{pline}} (since {{line}} already exists to do something else), and restored the section on line-numbering that Pathoschild had commented out. {{pline}} is for poems or (especially) plays where you need to do the line-numbering yourself, or make it match an accepted scheme. {{Line numbers}} is apparently an experimental template for works where it doesn't really matter how the line numbers come out; it'll just put a number on every (non-blank?) line. --Quuxplusone 01:33, 3 September 2008 (UTC)