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[can-tsoh-ni](plural-oni )

A term covering various kinds of medieval Provençal and Italian lyric poem. The most influential form was the Petrarchancanzone, which has five or six stanzas and a shorter concluding envoi (or half-stanza); the lengths of the stanzas (equal in each poem) ranged from seven to twenty lines. See also chanson.

Subjects: Literature — Music.


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