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8.28 verse

Synopsis:

\begin{verse}
  line1 \\
  line2 \\
  ...
\end{verse}

An environment for poetry.

Here are two lines from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.

Then plainly know my heart's dear love is set \\
On the fair daughter of rich Capulet.

Separate the lines of each stanza with \\, and use one or more blank lines to separate the stanzas.

\begin{verse}
\makebox[\linewidth][c]{\textit{Shut Not Your Doors} ---Walt Whitman}
  \\[1\baselineskip]
Shut not your doors to me proud libraries,                  \\
For that which was lacking on all your well-fill'd shelves, \\
\qquad yet needed most, I bring,                             \\
Forth from the war emerging, a book I have made,            \\
The words of my book nothing, the drift of it every thing,  \\
A book separate, not link'd with the rest nor felt by the intellect, \\
But you ye untold latencies will thrill to every page.
\end{verse}

The output has margins indented on the left and the right, paragraphs are not indented, and the text is not right-justified.


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