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Re: copy fitting question
- To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Re: copy fitting question
- From: llion <llion@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 14 Aug 1998 15:22:53 -0500
- Message-id: <199808142020.NAA18008@SUL-Server-2.Stanford.edu>
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I understand the proper way to indicate line breaks in poetry is
And the lamp-light o'er him streaming throws his shadow on the floor;/And my soul
from that shadow that lies floating on the floor/Shall be lifted--nevermore!
(with apologies if I'm mangling the text) --
However that would look TERRIBLE in a miniature book.
I would go with the smaller point size or find some other solution. Some poetry
lovers get irritated if you mess with the format (which is considered part of the
art form of the work).
Best of luck,
Keith Berger wrote:
> I am working on a miniature book of Poe's "The Raven". I would like to be true
> to the original line breaks, but to make the lines fit the point size is
> smaller than I would like. Is there a proper way to indicate a line break from
> the original, such as an indent or hyphen? Is there a rule of thumb to where
> to break the lines? Any of your thoughts or experience on this subject would
> be greatly appreciated.
> Thank You,
> Keith Berger