I am writing an article for school, and am trying to find the term used to describe a chapter which starts with a quote; my supervisor has said that there is a term for it, but he cannot remember what it is!.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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Starting a chapter with a quote is known as an Epigraph
So sayeth Wikipedia:
In literature, an epigraph is a phrase, quotation, or poem that is set at the beginning of a document or component.
And Google Define:
epigraph ˈɛpɪɡrɑːf/ noun
- an inscription on a building, statue, or coin.
- a short quotation or saying at the beginning of a book or chapter, intended to suggest its theme.
You're all not reading the definition carefully enough. Epigraph means "a short quotation or saying at the beginning of a book OR CHAPTER."
The answer to his question is: "epigraph."
Oh, I see, I think he misspoke. He doesn't mean the name of the chapter; that's silly. He means the name of the quotation.