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In The Divine Comedy, by Dante Alighieri, is there a reason why the Cantos of all 3 books add up to one hundred?

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I would add that the number 3 also structures Dante's Comedy and its symbolism is of crucial importance as it represents the Holy Trinity. The structure of the poem is based on the recurrence of the number 3: the meter is the "terzina" or "terza rima" formed by 3 stanzas made of of 3 hendecasyllables rhyiming ABA...

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