Verse Domain

The verse domain provides markup for representing poetry, songs, and other line-oriented content organized into stanzas.

The <verse> element contains any combination of <verse-line> and <stanza> elements. The <verse> element specializes from <lines>, so all white space within the <verse> element is significant by default.

A <verse-line> represents a single line of verse and a <stanza> represents a set of lines:
><verse-line>'Twas brillig and the slithy tothes</verse-line>
<verse-line>Did gyre and gymbal in the wabe</verse-line>
<verse-line>All mimsy were the borogroves</verse-line>
<verse-line>And the mome raths outgrabe.</verse-line></stanza></verse>

Which might be rendered like this:

'Twas brillig and the slithy tothes
Did gyre and gymbal in the wabe
All mimsy were the borogroves
And the mome raths outgrabe.