epigraph — A short inscription at the beginning of a document or component.


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An epigraph is a short inscription, often a quotation or poem, set at the beginning of a document or component. Epigraphs are usually related somehow to the content that follows them and may help set the tone for the component.

Processing expectations

Formatted as a displayed block.


Common linking attributes.

any attribute

Any attribute in any other explicit namespace


The following elements occur in epigraph: anchor, attribution, dialogue, drama, formalpara, info (db.titleforbidden.info), linegroup, literallayout, para, poetry, simpara, stagedir.

See Also

Related elements: abstract, attribution, blockquote, sidebar.