Anglo-Saxon Poetry is often divided into half lines, which alliterate with each other. For example, Beowulf begins as such:
Hwæt! wē Gār-Dena in gēar-dagum þēod-cyninga þrym gefrūnon, hū ðā æþelingas ell en fremedon.
Is there a "correct" way to achieve this kind of formatting in Memoir? Obviously, if I wanted, I could just manually use
\hspace to achieve this effect, but I'm curious if there is a facility here to correctly typeset this kind of material.
If not Memoir itself, are there any packages which can correctly typeset this kind of poetry?
For reference, here's a screenshot from an excerpt of Beowulf, in Routledge's Beowulf & Other Stories:
For what it's worth, the half line divisions here are comparatively rather narrow.
Here's an older, more "traditional" edition: