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The canto is a principal form of division in a long poem, especially the epic. The word comes from Italian, from the Latin canto, meaning "I sing," and has a corollary (but not a cognate) in the Sanskrit kāṇḍa, or "chapter." Famous examples of epic poetry which employ the canto division are Valmiki's The Ramayana (500 cantos[1]), Dante's The Divine Comedy (100 cantos[2]), and Ezra Pound's The Cantos (120 cantos).


  1. ^ Dutt 2004, p.198
  2. ^ "The Divine Comedy: A Study Guide". (Michael J. Cummings). 2003. Retrieved 2010-01-09. 


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