Name: Date: Block Inferno Study Guide If you know and understand the Guided Reading Questions as well the questions below, you will be in good shape for the unit test on the Inferno Where was Dante Aligheri from (city and country)? What language did Dante write in? Why was this choice different than the usual? What significant actions happened to him in his hometown? What was the outcome for Dante? How did Dante channel his feelings into his writing? How can the Divine Comedy be considered protest literature? How many parts are there to the Divine Comedy and what are they? What number was central to the construction of the Divine Comedy and why did Dante choose that number? Where is the number present (hint: it is present at least 4 times). How long does Dante’s journey through Hell take? Why is the timing important? Define allegory. What is the surface story of Inferno? What is the symbolic story? Who are Dante’s guides? What does each represent? Define terza rima and know the rhyme scheme. Define imagery and mood. Explain the symbols from Canto I: the wood, the straight road, the little hill, and the 3 animals. Know the sin and punishment of the Vestibule (Canto III) and explain the symbolism. Know the sin and punishment of Circle 2 (Canto V) and explain the symbolism. Know the sin and punishment of Circle 9 (Canto XXXIV) and explain the symbolism. Also, be ready to read a passage from the story to analyze imagery and identify mood. REMINDER: the completed Guided Reading Questions are to be handed in on the day of the test.