Paradise | Study Guide

Dante Alighieri

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Overview

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Author

Dante Alighieri

Year Written

c. 1320

Type

Epic Poem

Genre

Allegory

Perspective and Narrator

Paradise is narrated in the first person by the author.

Tense

Paradise is recounted in the past tense.

About the Title

Dante's Paradise is the third and final cantica (volume) in the Divine Comedy, a visionary poem in which Dante imagines himself as a living pilgrim visiting the dead in Hell, Purgatory, and finally Heaven. At the beginning of Paradise, Dante has just finished his ascent of Mount Purgatory. He now leaves Earth behind and seeks God among the stars and planets.

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