I'd like to make the verse environment's left margin about half of what it currently is so that it will show up that way throughout the document. How might this be done? Currently using XeLaTeX + memoir.

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The verse environment's left margin is given by \vleftmargin in memoir. To reduce this by 50% use


or set it manually to your desired length. You can also specify a width parameter as the optional argument to verse:


Together with these you can manipulate the entire layout (margin-wise).


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