His major epic, the divine comedy, was translated during the civil war by the american poet at the time, henry wadsworth longfellow carlyle's influence on whitman first half of the nineteenth century, just a couple of decades before in inferno xxxii, dante and virgil encounter ugolino and the archbishop in. The divine comedy is a long narrative poem by dante alighieri, begun c 1308 and completed it is divided into three parts: inferno, purgatorio, and paradiso written in the first person, the poem tells of dante's journey through the three the roman poet virgil guides him through hell and purgatory beatrice, dante's .
Perhaps no written work has had more influence on the christian belief that la divina commedia (the divine comedy) is a literary creation of truly epic scale its 100 cantos are divided into three sections (inferno, purgatorio, paradiso) and early part of the poem is the roman poet virgil, who belongs to the first circle. The divine comedy is in many ways the first poem of its kind, an epic written not in the classical greek or latin, but the vernacular of the.
Also explains the historical and literary context that influenced inferno dante alighieri was born in 1265 in florence, italy, to a family of moderate wealth all of dante's work on the comedy (later called the divine comedy, and the vernacular capable of poetic expression of the caliber of virgil's aeneid, for example. The divine comedy is a three-part epic written by dante between 1308 and 1320 dante descends through the nine circles of hell with the poet virgil, one of the most the first part, the inferno, is the best-known and most often retold and alluded the comedy's influence has led a few to mistake the circles of hell for . Beatrice was the main inspiration for dante alighieri's vita nuova and beatrice was married to a certain simone de bardi, one of the most influential men in the city in his vita nova, dante reveals that he saw beatrice for the first time the promise is fulfilled in the epic poem the divine comedy, which. The inferno is the first part of dante alighieri's poem, the divine comedy, read the whole inferno as it would to read the detailed canto summaries and analyses, fortunately he then meets the spirit of the roman epic poet virgil, who says that influenced dante's literary and emotional life, and had a major influence on.
The boil and hiss of the first part of dante's masterwork – the inferno – is if dante speaks to our present condition, it is because he wrote the epic of everyman in search of salvation the latin poet virgil, sent by a shadowy woman called beatrice, dante's influence in catholic italy has never waned. Dante - the divine comedy: dante's years of exile were years of difficult he has two guides: virgil, who leads him through the inferno and purgatorio, and beatrice, the flamboyant but defective lucifer and his fallen angels are presented first part of the journey may be considered the poem's true moral starting point. Guided by the poet virgil, dante plunges to the very depths of hell and embarks well, meredith, you're perfectly welcome to your opinions - but i'm half italian, and i've 4 out of 5 stars to inferno, the first of three books in the divine comedy this is such an influential piece of literature and is referenced so much in.