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Dante Alighieri

Dante both uses and departs from the epic tradition. In a paragraph, give at least one example of each kind and...

Ten common traits can be found in the tradition of epic poetry. Dante's Inferno, the first of The Divine Comedy trilogy of poems, is an epic poem that records the allegorical journey of Dante into...

Latest answer posted October 3, 2019 5:06 pm UTC

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Dante Alighieri

Dante clearly revered Virgil as an influence and teacher of sorts. I need help with understanding the legacy of Dante...

Many authors in western literature have been influenced by all three of these figures, with Homer probably the most popular. Among the most famous recent adaptations of Homer is Nobel prize–winner...

Latest answer posted June 14, 2017 8:38 pm UTC

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Dante Alighieri

Both Inferno and "The Second Coming" relate to the idea of seeing things in a new way. Provide 1 specific example...

The final words of Inferno, describing Dante and Virgil's ascent out of the underworld, are as follows: To get back up to the shining world from thereMy guide and I went into that hidden tunnel;[....

Latest answer posted February 25, 2019 10:58 pm UTC

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How did Macrobius influence Dante?

Though Macrobius undoubtedly influenced a number of Italian humanists, such as Boccaccio and Petrarch, it is by no means certain that he was a direct influence on Dante. It has been argued by a...

Latest answer posted August 16, 2019 6:27 am UTC

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Dante Alighieri

Dante “built” his version of Hell utilizing equal measures of Roman Catholic doctrine and his own personal...

In writing The Divine Comedy, Dante wanted to settle a number of scores with his political enemies as well as make wider theological and metaphysical points. A prime example comes in the shape of...

Latest answer posted December 10, 2018 9:06 am UTC

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