Literary Devices in Dante's Inferno Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. In Dante's Inferno, what reoccurring image represents the presence of God?

Question 2 2. What did Dante feel in Dante's Inferno after traversing through the land of tears?

Question 3 3. Stars are present at the end of Canto XXXIV in Dante's Inferno. What does this image represent?

Question 4 4. In Dante's Inferno, which Canto did Dante ''peers at the sinners in the next void over and becomes overcome with grief at their agony...?''

Question 5 5. In Dante's Inferno, what did the knife scrape against in a depiction of the demons?

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Question 6 6. What are some of the elements Dante uses in Inferno to help create his allegory?

Question 7 7. In Dante's Inferno what is the monster Geryon the allegorical embodiment of?

Question 8 8. On the surface, Dante's Inferno is the story of the author's journey through Hell, but what is the allegorical meaning of the Inferno?

Question 9 9. What is an allegory?

Question 10 10. In the Second Circle of Hell, Dante and Virgil encounter the souls of the Lustful being whipped around by a whirlwind. What is the allegorical meaning of this punishment?

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Question 11 11. How does Dante the pilgrim's role as an everyman act as a metaphor in the Inferno?

Question 12 12. In Dante's Inferno, what is the fate of the Epicureans?

Question 13 13. What is the contrapasso for the sin of the suicides being trees in Dante's Inferno?

Question 14 14. In Dante's Inferno, which contrapasso best fits metaphorically with the sin of people who were violent against others?

Question 15 15. What is the metaphorical significance of Satan being in a dark, icy place at the bottom of Hell in Dante's Inferno?

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Question 16 16. In Dante Alighieri's epic poem Inferno, which of the following is an example of a simile?

Question 17 17. In Dante Alighieri's epic poem Inferno, which of the following is an example of a simile?

Question 18 18. What is a simile?

Question 19 19. In Dante Alighieri's epic poem Inferno which of hell's inhabitants makes Frederick's capes seem light as air?

Question 20 20. Which of the following is NOT a simile?

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Question 21 21. Why were the souls in the Styx condemned to crouch in mud where they hit and bite each other in Inferno?

Question 22 22. What type of irony is used when the alchemist refers to himself as a 'skillful ape' in Inferno?

Question 23 23. Which type of irony is used to describe the punishments of the sinners in Inferno?

Question 24 24. Why does the sinner from Romagna agree to tell Dante about himself in Canto XXVII of Inferno?

Question 25 25. What type of irony is used when the soul from Romagna tells his story to Dante in Inferno?

Literary Devices in Dante's Inferno Chapter Exam Instructions

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