Canto (noun)

  1. A division or section of a long poem, usually divided by subject matter or theme.
  2. A major division of an epic poem, such as the Inferno in Dante's Divine Comedy.


The word "canto" comes from the italian word "canto" meaning "song" or "singing" which is derived from the latin word "cantus" meaning "song" or "chant".


  1. The poem was divided into three cantos.
  2. Each canto of the poem dealt with a different subject.
  3. The first canto of the Divine Comedy is called "Inferno".
  4. The poet wrote the poem in cantos, each canto telling a different story.
  5. The poem was a long one, divided into several cantos, each dealing with a different theme.
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