I would like to know if it is possible to center a footnote that contains a stanza of verse; for example, consider the following in which the footnote is indicated:

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And the footnote is displayed at the bottom of the page as such:

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I would like to do this in LateX.

Does anyone know how? (I am able to produce the asterisk instead of a numbered footnote, but I do not know how to display the stanza as shown.)

Any help you provide is appreciated.

Thank you.

1 Answer 1


Try with the verse package.

% centerfootnoteprob.tex  SE 569825


Some text\footnote{\begin{verse}[1in] 
  The poor ... \\ 
  with voice ... \end{verse}}

More text\footnote{Regular footnote with lots of words in it, maybe 
exceeding a single line of text.}


The optional length argument to the verse environment shifts the location of the verse's text. A smaller length shifts to the right. Adjust this according to the width of the verse's lines.

  • Thank you for your answer. That indeed does center the footnoted stanza. But is there a way for the footnote asterisk to be centered with the stanza as well?
    – DDS
    Commented Nov 6, 2020 at 20:57
  • @I.Chekhov I don't know. Perhaps you need to ask another question about this. Commented Nov 7, 2020 at 19:15

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