• Dante
    mononymously referred to as Dante (UK /ˈdænti/, US /ˈdɑːnteɪ/; Italian: [ˈdante]; 1265–1321), was an Italian poet, prose writer, literary theorist, moral philosopher, and political thinker. He is best known for the monumental epic poem La commedia, later named La divina commedia (Divine Comedy), considered...
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  • The Divine Comedy
    divine comedy is an epic poem written b Dante Alghieri between 1306 and 1321. In three sections Dante takes you through Inferno (Hell), Purgatorio (Purgatory) and Paradiso (Paradise or Heaven). Each section has 33 parts that include mythological and historical personages. Dante starts in the Forest...
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  • Vernacular Language
    languages. Writer’s like Dante Alighieri began speaking to a wider audience. Vernacular was also known as “language spoken in the streets” (Sarye). The begin work led by the French was “Song of Roland,” which was the oldest of the songs of deeds. The Song of Roland was a poem with historical truth. It...
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  • Dante's Inferno Exam Review
    Dante’s Work a. The Divine Comedy (EPIC POEM) i. Inferno ii. Purgatory iii. Paradise 3. Dante’s Inspiration a. Beatrice of Florentine i. Dante’s love even though both of them are married ii. Guide in Paradise b. Virgil the poet i. Guide through purgatory and inferno ii. Dante’s levels of hell are...
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  • Inferno
    Home › The Inferno: Theme Analysis The Inferno: Theme Analysis Theme Analysis Separation from God Leads to Unhappiness Dante himself said that the purpose of his Divine Comedy as a whole was to free living human beings from misery and to take them to the state of happiness. The Inferno contributes...
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  • The Aeneid Virgil
    based on a law of symbolic retribution – the talion or “divine justice.” Dante believed that the world, including art, is created by the “divine word,” and that all meaning ultimately comes from God. The Inferno, then is a poem about the consequences of denying God. In essence, the punishments...
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  • Dante's Changing Attitude in Dante's Inferno
    Amy Tweedie Week 3 “The Inferno” “The Inferno” is an epic poem following the journey of Dante a mortal man who was guided through the many circles of Hell. Through his experiences he learns that divine retribution is pure justice of God; for all the punishment the tormented souls endure in Hell...
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  • Dantes Theme Analysis
    Dante’s Inferno Theme Analysis (notes to help you with your understanding and – more importantly – your project) The Divine Comedy was written as a physical (scientific), political, and spiritual guidebook for Dante’s 14th world. Dante is careful in his identification of the stars and astrological...
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  • Tale of the Inferno
    our life’s journey, I found myself In dark woods, the right road lost. (See Important Quotations Explained) Halfway through his life, the poet Dante finds himself wandering alone in a dark forest, having lost his way on the “true path” (I.10). He says that he does not remember how he lost his way...
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  • Dante
    Dante: Il Poeta Dante Alighieri, il Somma Poeta (“The Supreme Poet,”) or referred to simply as "Dante," is considered one of the finest poets of the Middle Ages and is best known for his epic La divina commedia, or "The Divine Comedy." He was also a philosopher and political thinker and his deep...
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  • The 7 Deadly Sins and 7 Cardinal Virtues
    luxuria, invidia, gula, ira, acedia. Listed in the same order used by both Pope Gregory the Great in the 6th Century AD, and later by Dante Alighieri in his epic poem The Divine Comedy, the Seven deadly sins are as follows: (7) Luxuria (extravagance, later lust); (6) Gula (gluttony); (5) Avaritia...
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  • The Thinker
    (Luna). Rodin based the theme of his project on “The Divine Comedy of Dante” and the work as a whole was called “The Gates of Hell” (fig.2) (Chicago).  Each of the statues in the piece represented one of the main characters in the epic poem with The Thinker representing the creator (Luna). The Thinker...
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  • Dantes inferno societal mannerisms
    played an immense role in the production of literature. Many of the works of writers in the medieval time period were poetry including both epic poems and short poems. Writers often wrote about experiences and emotions as well as their beliefs. The church was a very important part of people’s beliefs and...
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  • Inferno - Dan Brown
    Inferno “Seek and ye shall find” Publishing details: 14.05.2013 Transworld Publishers –London First published in Great Britain in 2013 by Bantam Press – an imprint of Transworld Publishers. Inferno (2013) is a breathless race-against-time thriller by America’s renowned author Dan Brown. Dan...
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  • Humanities
    Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian styles, Parthenon, Temple of Athena Nike, Erectheion (with Porch of the Maidens), Propylaia Literature & Drama: epic poetry, Epic of Gilgamesh, Homer, Iliad, Odyssey; Hesiod, Theogony; Theater of Dionysus, tragedy, comedy, Oresteia of Aeschylus, Antigone & Oedipus the King...
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  • Video Games: the New Literary Genre
    literature and a video game is Dante’s Inferno (Electronic Arts). Dante’s Inferno is a grisly retelling of Dante Alighieri’s “Divine Comedy” featuring the same setting, characters, and partial story of the great work of literature. In the video game the protagonist, Dante, is a battle worn crusader fighting...
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  • The Poetry in Poetic Justice
    misdeeds, is difficult to impart in reality. Therefore, poetic justice, in its subjectivity, remains an unattainable ideal. In Alighieri’s epic poem The Inferno, the poet exemplifies this concept through death, assigning “appropriate” retribution to each sinner. Alighieri obtains a literary form of justice...
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  • Dante's Inferno essay
    Sympathy Dante Alighieri was born in Florence, Italy in 1265 A.D. During these years, there was constant strife between the rival parties, the Guelphs and the Ghibellines. Because Alighieri was a White Guelph, he was exiled from Florence. During his time of banishment, Dante Alighieri wrote an epic poem...
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  • Dante Club
    Summary The novel The Dante Club, written by Matthew Pearl, begins with John Kurtz, Chief of the Boston police, investigating a murder that occurred in 1865. The man murdered was Artemus Prescott Healey, who was the highest official of the Massachusetts courts. Healey's body was found naked and covered...
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  • Essay
    Odyssey, also attributed to Homer, the Iliad is among the oldest extant works of Western literature,….” (Iliad, Wikipedia.org) The Iliad is an infamous poem. Set during the Trojan War, historical city of Troy. It tells the battle and events during the final events of the war between Agamemnon and the warrior...
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