Working with Page Breaks
Page breaks force a break in a line found within a paragraph. They are especially useful when forced line breaks are important to the flow of the text, such as in a poem (see Example 2-3).
Example 2-3. Working with page breaks
<p>What earthly tongue, and, oh! what human pen<br /> Can tell that scene of suffering, too severe.<br /> 'Tis ever present to my sight, oh! When<br /> Will the sound cease its torture on mine ear?</p>
You'll note that I've first placed these lines of markup in a paragraph because you'll want them to have some kind of structure. The paragraph is a logical choice because a poem is really a series of paragraphs, broken by line. Figure 2-3 shows the way the browser displays breaks.
Figure 2-3. A paragraph with forced line breaks.
You will also see breaks that look like this: <br>. This is how breaks are written in HTML.