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Author: Dante Alighieri

Years Written: c. 1308–14

Type: Epic poem

Genre: Allegory

Perspective and Narrator:

Inferno is told from the first-person point of view. As Dante goes on the journey through Hell, readers experience it along with him.


Inferno is written in the past tense.

About the Title:

Inferno is the first part of The Divine Comedy, which explores the three parts of the afterlife. The entire Divine Comedy includes Inferno (Hell), Purgatorio (Purgatory), and Paradiso (Heaven).


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