Dante Alighieri

Dante Alighieri, usually known mononymously as Dante, was a 12th century Italian poet. He is best known for his work the Divine Comedy. He is often called "the Father of the Italian language."

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In what language did Dante Alighieri write?

Dante Alighieri wrote in Italian.

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What is one reason Dante most likely wrote the Inferno?

To take revenge on the people in Florence who hurt him

To pass judgement on important religious leaders

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Who was Dante Alighieri?

Dante Alighieri was a famous Italian writer known commonly for writing La Divina Comedia or The Divine Comedy

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Based on the Inferno what does Dante most likely consider monstrous?

Being a hypocritical person

Betrayal of friends

Involvement in corrupt business practices

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Based on Dante the character's actions what did Dante the poet most likely consider acceptable behavior?

Accepting that the sufferer of sinners is part of God's plan

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Who was Dante Alighieri influenced by?

Dante was influenced by Tuscan poetry, particularly of troubadours of his own time. He came to be influenced also by Occitan writers of his time and ancient Latin poetry, particularly of Virgil.

Of course, he was also profoundly influenced by the political and religious goings on of his own generation, and by his own romantic feelings.

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Why is Dante Alighieri famous?

  • He is famous because he almost highhandedly made Italy a literary language

  • He Stands as one of the towering figures of European Literature
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Who influenced Dante Alighieri?

The writings of St. Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, and Virgil influenced Dante and his writing.

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How did Dante influence the society?

he modernized literature

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What did Dante Alighieri do that was special?

He wrote the "Divine Comedy" best known for its' first part "Dante's Inferno".

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What element of Dante's Inferno enabled him to tell a story and indirectly express his views on religious and political topics at the same time?

Writing in the narrative poetry format

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Where did Dante Alighieri write his books?

Dante wrote the bulk of his work when he was exiled from Florence in Northern and Central Italy including Rome, Verona, Sarzana in Liguria, and Lucca where he lived.

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What is the most likely reason Dante included names of historical figures who were a part of his life in Florence?

He wanted to name his enemies so the truth would be told about them even if he could not say it himself.

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Was Dante alighieri interested in the Bible?

Dante Alighieri's major poetic work was La Divina Comedia (or the Divine Comedy), which describes Dante's travels through Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven.

His writing was greatly influenced by the Bible and medieval Christian theology and philosophy, especially the writings of St. Augustine and Thomas Aquinas.

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Based on Dante the character's actions what did Dante the poet most likely consider heroic?

Bravely confronting the monsters of life

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What occupations did Dante Alighieri's have in live time?

poet, statesman and language theorist

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What did Dante Alighieri believe in?

Dante Alighieri was a Christian in the Roman Catholic church. (At the time he lived there were only two branches of the church: Roman Catholic in the west, and Eastern Orthodox in the east.) He is notable for his opposition to certain popes whom he believed corrupt and not faithful leaders of the church. He was fully orthodox regarding Roman Catholic doctrine, though.

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How was Dante Alighieri infleunced by Homer?

He was not influenced by Homer at all. Dante never had access to Homer's works due to it not being translated to Latin.

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Why was Dante alighieri exiled?

Dante was exiled because he had been so involved in the white Guelph party.

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How did Dante Alighieri die?

He died from a fever September 14, 1321

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When the fat worm Cerberus had seen us he opened up his mouths and showed his fangs. He stood there quivering in every muscle. What literary device does Dante use in these three lines to enhance the r?

Dante uses imagery as an enhancement.

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Where did Dante live during his exile?

Dante traveled around Italy and never settled in any one place.

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Why did Dante Alighieri write books?

Because he was a poet, and they didn't have pictures or videos back then.

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What did Dante alighieri wrote?

i dont know give me the answer

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