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Is there any package in LaTeX available to typeset poems. I referred this link Typesetting poems but it didn't help me out!!!!

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You have many of them: verse, gmverse, eledmac, .... –  karlkoeller Feb 15 at 5:40
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  1. Standard LaTeX provides a basic verse environment.

  2. Here's an example (from the documentation) using the verse package:

    \documentclass{article}
    \usepackage{verse}
    
    \newcommand{\attrib}[1]{%
    \nopagebreak{\raggedleft\footnotesize #1\par}}
    \renewcommand{\poemtitlefont}{\normalfont\large\itshape\centering}
    
    \begin{document}
    
    \poemtitle{Mathematics}
    \settowidth{\versewidth}{Than Tycho Brahe, or Erra Pater:}
    \begin{verse}[\versewidth]
    In mathematics he was greater \\
    Than Tycho Brahe, or Erra Pater: \\
    For he, by geometric scale, \\
    Could take the size of pots of ale;\\ \settowidth{\versewidth}{Resolve by}
    Resolve, by sines \\>[\versewidth] and tangents straight, \\
    If bread or butter wanted weight; \\
    And wisely tell what hour o’ the day \\
    The clock does strike, by Algebra.
    \end{verse}
    \attrib{Samuel Butler (1612--1680)}
    
    \end{document}
    

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  3. An example using poemscol:

    \documentclass{article}
    \usepackage{fancyhdr}
    \usepackage{poemscol}
    \usepackage{lmodern}
    
    \begin{document}
    
    \sequencetitle{Kentucky Mountain Farm}
    \sequencefirstsectiontitle{I. Rebuke of the Rocks}
    \begin{poem}
    \begin{stanza}
    Now on you is the hungry equinox,\verseline
    \index{Now on you is the hungry equinox}
    O little stubborn people of the hill,\verseline
    \accidental{hill,] \sameword--- {\em Nation,\/} {\em Literary Digest\/}
    \sameword, {\em Vanderbilt\/} (I include the reading
    from {\em Vanderbilt\/}
    even though it is the same as in TSP, because
    {\em Vanderbilt\/} was published
    after the other magazine versions but before TSP.)}
    The season of the obscene moon whose pull\verseline
    Disturbs the sod, the rabbit, the lank fox,\verseline
    Moving the waters, the boar’s dull blood,\verseline
    And the acrid sap of the ironwood.\end{stanza}
    \begin{stanza}
    But breed no tender thing among the rocks.\verseline
    Rocks are too old under the mad moon,\verseline
    \accidental{old\missingpunct] \sameword, {\em Vanderbilt\/}}
    Renouncing passion by the strength that locks\verseline
    The eternal agony of fire in stone.\end{stanza}
    \begin{stanza}
    Then quit yourselves as stone and cease\verseline
    \accidental{stone\missingpunct] \sameword, {\em Vanderbilt\/}}
    To break the weary stubble-field for seed;\verseline
    Let not the naked cattle bear increase,\verseline
    Let barley wither and the bright milkweed.\verseline
    \accidental{milkweed.] milk-weed. {\em Vanderbilt\/}}
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    Instruct the heart, lean men, of a rocky place\verseline
    That even the little flesh and fevered bone\verseline
    May keep the sweet sterility of stone.\end{stanza}
    \end{poem}
    
    \end{document}
    

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  4. The memoir document class offers built-in functionalities to write poems. Refer to Section 14 Poetry of the memoir manual.

  5. The section Poetry and Drama on CTAN offers other possibilities.

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