para — A paragraph of text
The para element contains a single paragraph of text. Its contents are not preserved verbatim; instead, it is treated much like HTML. Multiple whitespace characters (including spaces and tabs) are compressed into a single space, and linebreaks are treated as space characters instead of newlines. This allows flexibility in formatting XML source code.
Paragraphs may contain basic markup to indicate emphasis, URLs, and citations.
<para> This is a boring paragraph. </para>
<para> I like to <emphasis>emphasize</emphasize> my words; in fact, I've written an article on the topic. It is published on the <emphasis><citation>Really Exciting WRITING!</citation></emphasis> web site at <url>http://www.really-exciting-writing.bob/EMPHASIS.html</url>. </para>