The Dream in "Divine Comedy" Analytical Essay by ResearchRiter

The Dream in "Divine Comedy"
An analysis of the dream sequence in Canto IX of Dante's "Divine Comedy".
# 120822 | 750 words | 1 source | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Literature (Poetry) , Religion and Theology (Christianity) , Literature (Italian)

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In this paper, the dream sequence in Canto IX of Dante's Divine Comedy is explained as a visionary prefiguring of the upward aspiration of a soul seeking salvation.

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"Dante Alighieri's "Divine Comedy" is considered the greatest epic poem in Italian literature. This Christian allegory about the soul's journey through the afterlife bridges the late Middle Ages and the early Renaissance and has had a profound influence on both Western literature and Christian dogma. Dante's Inferno: Dante describes his journey through the land of the dead in a first person narrative written in terza rima lines of eleven..."

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