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- Complete each lesson in the chapter to review all key topics.
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Students Will Review:
This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about the literary and historical context of Dante's Inferno for a standard literature course. Topics covered include:
- Analysis and summation of Dante's Divine Comedy
- Role of the Divine Comedy and development of literature in the Middle Ages
- Biographical and literary information on Dante Alighieri with selected quotations
1. The Divine Comedy by Dante: Summary & Analysis
In this lesson we will explore Dante's epic poem, The Divine Comedy (circa 1308), in which the character Dante travels through Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven.
2. Dante's Divine Comedy and the Growth of Literature in the Middle Ages
Dante Alighieri was a poet and philosopher from Florence during a time of political unrest. This article explores one of his most well-known poems and its impact on literature and Italian society.
3. Dante Alighieri: Biography, Works & Quotes
Meet Dante Alighieri: a Medieval Italian poet with a fascinating life who wrote about everything from philosophy to politics to the afterlife. We will discuss his life, and a few of his works, including La Vita Nuova, The Divine Comedy, Convivio, and De Monarchia.
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