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one of the main or larger divisions of a long poem.
Historical Examples

The Lusiad Lus de Cames
Teachers’ Outlines for Studies in English Gilbert Sykes Blakely
The Civilisation of the Renaissance in Italy Jacob Burckhardt
My Recollections of Lord Byron Teresa Guiccioli
Renaissance in Italy: Italian Literature John Addington Symonds
The Works of Lord Byron, Volume 2 George Gordon Byron
A Straight Deal Owen Wister
The World’s Great Sermons, Volume 7: Hale to Farrar Various
The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 2 (of 10) Alexander Pope
Allan Ramsay William Henry Oliphant Smeaton

noun (pl) -tos
(music) another word for cantus (sense 2)
a main division of a long poem


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