Literary Elements
Dante's Life
Characters
Organization of Hell
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100

This is the word for a long, narrative poem

What is an epic?

100

Dante was from this city in Italy. He was also later exiled from here.

What is Florence?

100

He is Dante's guide through Hell and Purgatory.

Who is Virgil?

100

This is where unbaptized and virtuous pagans go. Virgil is stuck here.

What is Limbo?

100

The three books of The Divine Comedy.

What are Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradisio?

200

This is the term for a story which is also symbolic of something else.

What is an allegory?

200

This was the language Dante wrote in.

What is Italian?

200

This is a beast who judges all those who come to Hell with his coiling tail.

Who is Minos?

200

the lustful are punished in this circle of Hell

What is Circle 2?

200

The three categories of sin found in The Inferno

What are Incontinence, Malice, and Violence?

300

This is the author's attitude or feelings conveyed in their writing.

What is tone?

300

Dante is both the __________ and the ______________ of The Divine Comedy.

What is the author and the main character?

300

DAILY DOUBLE!!!

This is the monster who ferries the souls across the river into Hell.

300

this message appears over the gates of Hell

What is "Abandon All Hope, All Ye Who Enter Here" ?

300

The three beasts found outside the Inferno in Canto I.

What are the lion, leopard, and she-wolf?

400

In medieval times, this meant any story that started out sad and ended up happy.

What is a comedy?

400

This was Dante's religion.

What is Catholicism?

400

These three sinners are in the lowest part of the 9th circle, being chewed on by Lucifer himself.

Who are Brutus, Cassius, and Judas?

400

this type of sin is punished in the frigid 9th Circle of Hell

What is Betrayal?

400

The three types of violence punished in Circle 7.

What are violence against others, violence against self, and violence against God?

500

This is when a writer makes a reference to something outside the text, such as the reference to Achilles, Paris, and Helen in Circle 2.

What is an allusion?

500

Dante was writing The Divine Comedy around this year.

What is 1300?

500

These two sinners are blown around together in Circle 2.

Who are Francesca and Paolo?

500

This was the law of Dante's Hell.

What is Symbolic Retribution?

500

This is the reason why Dante used the number 3 so much in his work.

3 is an important number to the Catholic Faith (such as the Holy Trinity).