What is another word for Cento?

Pronunciation: [sˈɛntə͡ʊ] (IPA)

Cento is an Italian word that means "hundred". However, in the context of literature, cento refers to a poem made up of lines from other poems. The term has also been used to describe a collage or patchwork of literary works. Synonyms for cento include "patchwork poem," "collage poem," and "mosaic poem." These terms describe the process by which the poem is created, by taking pieces from other literary works and re-assembling them to create something new. Regardless of the term used, the result is a unique and creative work that brings together a diverse range of sources and ideas to create something new and interesting.

Usage examples for Cento

The "General Intercession," for example, on page 50 of The Book Annexed, is a Cento to which Taylor is the chief contributor.
"A Short History of the Book of Common Prayer"
William Reed Huntington
Cento, Ferrara, 1550, was professor of philosophy at Padua from 1591 to 1631, when he died.
"A Biographical Dictionary of Freethinkers of All Ages and Nations"
Joseph Mazzini Wheeler
The value of the tapestries is enormous, they are the work of eminent men-but the heart turns away from them and revels again in the Primitives and the Italians of the Cinque Cento.
"The Tapestry Book"
Helen Churchill Candee

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