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  • Dante Alighieri

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    Dante Alighieri was one of the most renowned writers in world literature. His great masterpieces have influenced the world immensely. He was not only a great writer and poet but he also was a man that overcame great odds to write awe inspiring works of art. Dante Alighieri was born in Florence, Italy either in late May or early June, 1265. His childhood was somewhat troubling because of the early death of his mother and then his father when he was 18. He managed to get through these bad occurrences

  • Dante Alighieri

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    Dante Alighieri Dante Alighieri was the first and best Italian poet and wrote mainly on love and religion. His Divine Comedy is considered the greatest book of the last millennium. George Steiner said, "Dante’s totality of poet form and philosophic thought, of local universality and language, remains unrivaled. At a time where the notion of culture and of European culture in particular, is somewhat in doubt, Dante is the sovereign underwriter. His are the solutions beyond logic” (Twito 5)

  • Inferno by Dante Alighieri

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    “Inferno” by Dante Alighieri, written in the fourteenth century, is the first part of Dante’s epic poem, “Divine Comedy.” “Purgatorio” and “Paradiso” followed it. “Inferno” was an allegorical account of Dante as he descends through the nine levels of Hell with his guide, Roman poet Virgil. As Dante travels through the levels, or concentric rings of Hell, he begins to have a new understanding of religion and begins also to question his own morals and ethics. In the first few rings, Dante feels a large

  • Inferno by Dante Alighieri

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    from the holidays celebrated in the world, to the customs it has created. One of the biggest influences Christianity has had lies in the form of literature as evident in Dante’s Inferno. Inferno was written in the fourteenth century by Dante Alighieri and showcases Dante as he travels through his representation of hell while being guided by the poet Virgil. In Dante’s hell, there are nine levels with each level being worse than the one before it. Inferno is just one example of the large influence Christianity

  • Dante Alighieri: Hell

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    Dante Alighieri: A Poetic Descent into Metaphorical Hell "Abandon all hope, ye who enter here" Only through a journey into hell can we hope to attain paradise... His Early Life: Dante Alighieri was born under the sign of Gemini, he was thought to be born on May 29, but this is not certain. He was born in Florence, the son of Alighiero II, his family was one of lower nobility. His mother died when he was a child and his father when he was eighteen. According to him, the most profound event

  • Inferno by Dante Alighieri

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    In Dante’s Inferno, Dante creates inventive imagery between ones sin and the punishment they would receive in Hell. One of the main themes that Dante uses in the book is allegory, or how the punishment fits the sin. This theme illustrates what happens to people who sin on earth. In this theme Dante created a hell that had nine levels, each worse than the first. Starting with a lesser heaven and ending with the icy cold ninth circle, where Lucifer resides. In each circle, sinners are punished according

  • Dante Alighieri Legacy

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    Dante Alighieri - The Man and the Divine Comedy Onorate l'altissimo poeta; L'ombra sua torna, ch'era dipartita - “Honor the Prince of Poets; the soul and glory that went from us returns (Inferno, Canto IV) Dante Alighieri. The Italian poet, philosopher, and master. He is defined, like all men and women before and after, by his name, his identity, and his legacy. His name and his work was the light that truly signaled the end of the Dark Ages, and the light that illuminated the dawn of the European

  • Dante Alighieri and The Divine Comedy

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    Born in 1265, Dante Alighieri was one of the most famous Italian poets of his time becoming known as “The Supreme Poet.” His masterpiece, The Divine Comedy, is largely considered one of the greatest pieces of literary work ever composed. The Divine Comedy is an epic poem of more than 10000 lines divided into three parts: Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso. It describes Dante’s trip through Hell(Inferno), Purgatory(Purgatorio), and Heaven(Paradiso). Since being originally written in Italian, it has

  • -Dante Alighieri, Divina Commedia

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    “There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery.” -Dante Alighieri, Divina Commedia (1319-21) It’s quotes like this that inspire me, and that I can relate to. This is why I see Dante Alighieri as sort of an image of who I want to be. In my opinion he is the greatest dramatic poet of all time. He is best known for his works such as The Divine Comedy (Divina Commedia), Vita Nuova, and De Vulgari Eloquentia. He released most of his works in the fourteenth century, and they have

  • Dante's Inferno, by Dante Alighieri

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    Judgment, a term used in Christianity to refer to someone’s soul, heart and their deeds. Dante Alighieri was the first person to judge people and put them in Hell for their deeds and actions in life. The book, Dante’s Inferno, explores morality and judgment. It is a book that truly says, “The punishment fits the crime.” It explores the deeds of people such as William Howard Taft, King John, Otto von Bismarck, and Nostradamus. These people are in Inferno for the same reason that someone like Alexander