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The Spanish term for a poem originally sung or set to music within an oral tradition. Within this general category, a notable subtype is the cantar de gesta, a kind of epic poem resembling the French chanson de geste; of these, the most celebrated is the 12th-century Castilian epic known as the Cantar de mio Cid or as the Poema de mio Cid.

Subjects: Literature.

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