Metaphors in Dante's Inferno


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

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

2. 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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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet to test how much you know about the metaphors in Dante's Inferno. You'll answer questions on topics like the fate of the Epicureans and the metaphor of Dante as an everyman.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

See what you know about the following in Dante's Inferno:

  • Metaphor associated with where Satan lives
  • Torment enacted on those who were violent against others
  • Punishment for those who have committed suicide

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the metaphors in Dante's Inferno
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the fate of the Epicureans and the metaphor of Satan's home in the Inferno
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the concept of an everyman to explain the pilgrim metaphor in the story

Additional Learning

Find out more about this famous poem with the lesson entitled Metaphors in Dante's Inferno. You'll be taught about the following points of interest:

  • Explanation of a metaphor
  • Overview of Dante's use of metaphors in the story
  • Setting of the story as it begins
  • Definition of everyman
  • Metaphors for Hell and the sins punished there