Inferno

Dante Alighieri

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Overview

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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.

Tense

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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