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There are several main tags that we use to mark up the structural elements of prose.

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Often in prose texts you may encounter an "embedded" or floating text in the form of a letter, poem, journal entry, song, etc. Floating texts such as these have a complete structure that interrupts the flow of the main text that require the use of the <floatingText> tag. For example, letters and journal entries (PRJKT:see detailed description below have an opener and body; letters usually have closers, and a poem may be quoted in its entirety, with a title, epigraph, etc.

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Quotes are denoted by quotation marks, which will be retained in the text. Only text that comes within quotation marks will be marked as a quotation for the purposes of encoding. There are two types of quotes: quotes that are external to the text and quotes that are internal. The quote element is used for passages that are external to the text, like a reference to a study or another book. Internal quotes are quotes occur inside the text (e.g., character speeches or thoughts or notes written by characters) and have various TEI elements to represent them.

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  • Use <opener> if the letter contains a dateline, salutation or other opening content.
    • Use <salute>, <dateline>, etc. when present
  • Use <closer> if letter has closing content like signature, dateline, etc.
    • Use <signed> if name appears in the closing
  • Use <postscript> to encode P.S. content
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                <byline>OFFICE OF TREASURER OF STATE, INDIANA
                    INDIANAPOLIS, November 27, 1858. </byline>
                <opener>
                    <salute>Hon. A. A. Hammond, President of the Senate of
                        Indianapolis:</salute>
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                <p>In answer to a resolution of your honorable body concerning the
                    condition of the "school fund" during the present and past years,
                    I beg leave to submit that
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                    the report of the Auditor of State to the Legislature, which
                    will be before you in a day or two, contains all
                    the information you desire on that subject; and the previously
                    submitted reports of this officer to the Governor and the Legislature
                    contain the history of his fund during the time specified in the
                    resolution.</p>
                
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                    <salute>Very respectfully,</salute>
                    <salute>Your obedient servant,</salute>
                    <signed>AQUILLA JONES, Treas. of State.</signed>
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                <postscript>
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                    <p>The reports also contain information on the school corporations' 
                    voting history.</p>
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