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Movers and Shakers Dante Have you ever thought about what comes next What comes after life The great Italian poet Dante Alighieri pondered this same question and over the course of his 56 year life he would come to change the world touch lives and question faith all with the power of his words For this reason Dante can be considered one of the greatest poets that the human civilization may have ever seen Dante was Born into a Guelph family of decayed nobility in 1265 Many different things happened to Dante on the road to becoming a poet Dante joined the Florentine cavalry in 1289 While with the cavalry Dante fell in love with Beatrice who died the next year After this he began studying classical philosophy and Provenal poetry Dante later remarried to Gemma Donati and had three children Now that you know how Dante became Dante it is time to focus on what he did that had such a resounding impact on the world today Dantes most recognized work today is the Divine comedy otherwise known as the Divine Comedy Not only is it profound in and of itself it is required reading in English IV The Divine Comedy is a long vernacular poem in 100 cantos which is more than 10000 lines It recounts the tale of the poets journey through Hell Purgatory and Heaven and is divided accordingly into three parts In Hell and Purgatory Dante is guided by Vergil through Heaven by Beatrice for whom the poem is a memorial The Divine Comedy was the epitome of the medieval views on life with Dantes own personal twists and quirks The Divine Comedy pictures a changeless universe ordered by God and the poems progression is that of god slowly being revealed to a Pilgrim There are many different circles of hell which breaks down mortal sins into different categories The worst sin that you had committed in
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