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Purgatory is narrated in the first person by the author.
Purgatory, like the rest of Dante's poem the Divine Comedy, is recounted in the past tense.
Dante's Purgatory is the second of three cantiche, or volumes, in the Divine Comedy, an allegorical tour of the three major imagined dimensions of the Christian afterlife. Having emerged from Hell, a harrowing experience chronicled in his Inferno, the character representing Dante makes his way up Mount Purgatory in the hope of reaching Paradise.
This study guide for Dante Alighieri's Purgatory offers summary and analysis on themes, symbols, and other literary devices found in the text. Explore Course Hero's library of literature materials, including documents, Q&A pairs, and flashcards created by students and educators.