1. Direct Questions.
The first word of a direct question should begin with a capital letter. EX.
"The question is, When should we raise more money?" Note.
You can also apply this rule to cover an important statement. EX.
"My opinion is this: If we do not succeed now, we never will succeed." 2. Direct Quotation.
The first word of every direct quotation should begin with a capital letter.
Brian says, "I am overworked, underpaid and exhausted. What else do you want from me?" 3. Poetry.
The first word of every line of poetry should begin with a capital letter. EX.
"Errors, like straws, upon the surface flow;
He who would seek for pearls must dive below."