Ch 3: Literary Devices in Dante's Inferno

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Complete the lessons in this chapter to learn more about how Dante uses literary devices in his ''Inferno''. You can use these lessons and other resources to improve your grade, study for exams or learn for your own pleasure.

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This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about literary devices in Dante's Inferno for a standard literature course. Topics covered include:

  • Dante's use of allegory and irony
  • Examples of imagery and recurring images in the text
  • Similes and metaphors in the Inferno

5 Lessons in Chapter 3: Literary Devices in Dante's Inferno
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Imagery in Dante's Inferno: Examples & Recurring Images

1. Imagery in Dante's Inferno: Examples & Recurring Images

When you think of inferno, no doubt you think of intense fire. ''Dante's Inferno'' explores the ultimate inferno - hell - in detail that leaves readers feeling like they have traversed through hell themselves. Find out how imagery in ''Dante's Inferno'' leaves you spellbound and captivated with every line.

Allegory in Dante's Inferno

2. Allegory in Dante's Inferno

In Dante's version of Hell, his Inferno has several layers that make it a pretty epic allegory. In this lesson, we will look at what an allegory is, and the many ways Dante uses this literary device to make his Inferno even more meaningful.

Irony in Dante's Inferno

3. Irony in Dante's Inferno

In this lesson, we will examine some examples of different types of irony in Dante Alighieri's epic poem ''Inferno.'' This is an allegory about Dante's journey through Hell after losing his path to Heaven.

Metaphors in Dante's Inferno

4. Metaphors in Dante's Inferno

Dante Alighieri uses metaphors not only throughout his poem 'Inferno,' but even sets the poem up as an extended metaphor. Read this lesson to learn more about Dante's use of metaphors and significance to the poem.

Similes in Dante's Inferno

5. Similes in Dante's Inferno

In Dante Alighieri's epic poem ''Inferno'' you may have noticed that the narrator uses 'like' and 'as' to compare two things. In this lesson we're going to define similes and take a look at four examples from the poem.

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