• Humanities
    thought to illustrate differences from specific Classical examples of art and architecture, literature and thought. (Compare a specific work of medieval culture with one of Classical culture.) Why did such differences in art, literature and thought arise? These landmarks of Medieval Christian culture are good sources of comparison: a. Dante’s Inferno b. Song of Roland c. Thomas Aquinas d. Drama e. Cathedral f. Sculpture...
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  • Resons for Dante's Divine Comedy
    write a literary piece worthy of comparison to Virgil's Aneiad or Homer's Odyssey. There are several pieces of evidence that make this motive believable. First off, in early European societies parody is very evident, in Canto XXX of Purgatorio when Dante actually chooses to borrow a line from Virgil's...
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  • Allusions in Invisible Man
    in the novel, Dante's Inferno is once again referred to as Invisible Man goes down to the basement of the paint factory; "...the furnaces were made differently and the flames that flared through the cracks of the fire chambers were too intense and blue" (212.) This comparison between the engine...
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  • National Epics
    of the epic simile.  A standard simile is a comparison using "like" or "as."  An epic or Homeric simile is a more involved, ornate comparison, extended in great detail. Heavy use of repetition and stock phrases. The poet repeats passages that consist of several lines in various sections of...
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  • Miss
    Milton began Paradise Lost, he addressed the muse in the telling of his tale, writing, "I thence invoke thy aid to my adventurous Song." 3. The work will include long "epic similes"--long, involved, complex comparisons (see the comparison of Satan to large legendary creatures such as...
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  • In Memoriam
    Miracle Pageant * Greek gods: Cronos * Benefits of becoming a reclusive writer * Why there is evil in this world * Strange cases of disappearing islands * Poetry analysis: The Inferno, by Dante Alighieri, Canto XXI * How to choose camera filters * Is the Greek play...
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  • History of Epic
    , Iliad, Odyssey and Paradise Lost. Here we might mention that the term “epic” is often applied, by extension, to narratives which differ in many respects from this usual model but manifest the epic spirit and grandeur in the scale, the scope and the profound human importance of their subjects. In...
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  • Odyssey and Dantes Inferno
    Odyssey means trouble: giving and receiving in kind, while inferno is symbolic for hell. This paper reviews the two poems, written centuries apart. The odyssey and inferno are about the journey of two men. In the two poems, the main character is given guidance by another character aiding them in...
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  • Athena in the Odyssey vs. Virgil in the Inferno
    Athena in the Odyssey VS. Virgil in the Inferno Two of the greatest works ever written, The Odyssey by Homer and The Inferno by Dante, are detailed, multi-sectioned poems about the journey’s of two men. In each story, the main character is given some sort of guidance by another character in...
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  • Dante's Inferno and Classical Mythology
    witness and experience. Inferno is heavily influenced by classic Greek and Roman texts and Dante makes references to a myriad of characters, myths, and legends that take place in Virgil’s Aeneid, Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey, and Ovid’s Metamorphoses. Some of the most important references, however...
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  • Studying the Epic
    Ancient Near Eastern and Classical Epics Gilgamesh, Margaret Fleming 11 The Iliad and the Odyssey, Margaret Fleming The Aeneid, Margaret Fleming 20 7 14 16 Epics of India The Mahabharata, Carolyn Dirksen 25 The Ramayana, Carolyn Dirksen 26 23 National Epics Beowulf, Zana...
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  • Ulysses in Hell
    Baer Goolsby Honors World Lit 4 April 2013 Ulysses In Hell In Dante’s Inferno, Ulysses, a man known for his skillful word weaving, is sent into eternal damnation in Hell by Dante. In the Odyssey, after the Trojan War ends, Ulysses sails back to Ithaca. In the Inferno, Ulysses recounts the...
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  • Epic Poetry: the Foundation of Literature
    throughout the epics like the Iliad and Odyssey, religious beliefs were too. Dante’s goal of the Inferno was to awaken Christians to make them become more aware in order to be redeemed (Applebee). His epic defiantly made Hell more feared, and many Christians tried to avoid sin (“Dante Alighieri” Italian...
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  • Dante's Inferno Ulysses
    (translated). New York: First Signet Classic Printing. Homer. (700 B.C.). The Odyssey . Sparknotes Editors. (2012). The Inferno. Retrieved May 1, 2012, from Sparknotes : http://www.sparknotes.com/poetry/inferno/section10.rhtml...
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  • Alfred Lord Tennyson Research Paper
    .” Tennyson based “Ulysses” on the influence of mythology. He used many elements from Greek and Roman classics in his work. Ulysses appears in poems the “Odyssey” by Homer, where he demonstrates his lust for adventure refusing to settle down. Although Dante’s “Inferno” also portrays Ulysses quest...
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  • Tale of the Inferno
    aid and then continues to follow Virgil toward Hell. Analysis: Cantos I–II From a structural point of view, the first two cantos of Inferno function as an introduction, presenting the main dramatic situation and maneuvering Dante and Virgil to the entrance of Hell, the journey through which will...
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  • Infernalo
    that he has seen them more than once; but certainly not in the nude state in which Boccaccio describes them, and which renders Dante’s comparison more complete and striking. 183 182 Inferno Canto 16 was I where was heard the reverberation 186 Of water falling into the next round, Like to...
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  • Revenge vs. Justice
    , just as The Odyssey, The Iliad, The Aeneid, and The Inferno display. Works Cited Dante. The Inferno. New York: All New American Library, 2001. Print. Homer. The Odyssey. New York: Penguin Group, 1996 Homer. The Iliad. New York: Penguin Books, 1990 Virgil. The Aeneid. Indianapolis: Hackett, 2005....
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  • Hari
    literature because of these possible personality failings. The speaker tells how he has safely arrived back in his own kingdom of Ithaca, after a long hazardous voyage back to his family after fighting in the Trojan Wars. Home life seems dull and safe by comparison and instead of being grateful for...
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  • Cantos
    Divine Justice In the beginning of Canto III, Dante and Virgil are about to enter Hell itself. Dante is hesitant about the odyssey ahead because of the cryptic message inscribed on the Gates of Hell. As Dante voyages across the circles of Hell, the different circles show Dante that justice was the...
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