Giovanna Samaha Goncalves FDWLD 101 Section 12 April 1, 2015 Divine Comedy is Dante Alighieri’s masterpiece. Started around 1307, Dante completed his work shortly before his death in 1321. Written in Italian, this masterpiece is strictly symmetrical and a narrative poem that describes an odyssey through Hell, Purgatory and Paradise. The Divine Comedy is divided into 33 songs (each book), with approximately 40 to 50 triplets, ending with a single verse at the end. The three books rhyme in the last verse, because they end with the same word: stelle, meaning 'star '.
Hero and Leander is one of his most famous narrative poems that was published in 1598, however because of Marlowe’s mysterious early death, it was unfinished until George Chapman continued the poem and finally finished. Hero and Leander was one of his best works in the nineteenth century which became his best discovery of love genre and change his life from an unknown and unread poet to an exalted position as a precursor or near equal of Shakespeare (William, 1969). This love included a romantic poem which also one of the characteristics of literary works in the Elizabethan era. As the historians state that the reign of Queen Elizabeth I can be depicted as a golden age in English because she realized the importance of arts to the life and legacy of her nation. As the result English greatest playwrights, authors, and writers were actively produced their literary works ‒ including Christopher Marlowe ‒ in different genre, though the most
Dante was the most important poet of Italy.He was born in Florence.The Divine Comedy was written by Dante Aligheri between the date 1308-1320.The Divine Comedy is about the journey of human soul to Almighty.This masterpiece is comprised as 100 canto in three stage,inferno,purgatory,paradise.This masterpiece accepted as the messenger of the Renaissance.Dante died in Italy in 1321. In Divine Comedy,Dante is accompanied by the Virgil who symbolizes the wisdom of human from the gloomy forest whereby the falling rounds of the gutter of gehenna.Dante and Virgil appear on the coast of the mount of Limbo.At the pinnacle of limbo, where penitent sinfuls are purified of their sins.Virgil leaves having pioneered Dante so far as human information
Puja Sapkota Eng122H_02 Ms. Rebecca Hite 15th Feb, 2018 Contrapasso in Dante’s Inferno Dante Alighieri 's The Divine Comedy is considered an important piece of literature. The first part of this epic poem-the Inferno reveals us the most disturbing and wide description of hell. This poem is narrated by two same yet different persons; Dante the poet and Dante the Pilgrim. Dante has mixed immense effort to enhance the horror of hell and to illustrate the imaginative journey of Dante the Pilgrim as guided by his master, Virgil. Throughout his journey, Dante gives reader a glimpse into his perception of what constitutes sin.
William Shakespeare- A famous English poet who wrote 37 plays and 154 sonnets. Ovid- A famous Roman poet and retold a lot of Roman and Greek myths. The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare is a tragic love story set in fair Verona. “Pyramus and Thisbe” by Ovid are basically about two young people who got married without their parent's consent. Love is what the two pair of couples have for each other.
Pfitzner chose Karl Förster’s translation of a sonnet by Francesco Petrarca as the text of the third lied of Opus 24. The Italian Renaissance poet and humanist Petrarca (1304-1374) was greatly admired and influenced poetry across Europe. Some of his sonnets or their translations were set to music by Schubert, Liszt, and Schönberg among others. Throughout his life, Petrarca wrote and revised the Canzoniere, a collection of poems, most of which were sonnets inspired by Laura whom he first saw in 1327. Petrarca’s unrequited love to Laura shows similarities to the Minnesingers’ idea of courtly love, a connection Pfitzner might have deliberately drawn on in selecting this text after the setting of Walther von der Vogelweide’s “Gewalt der Minne”.
When starting to read Dante’s Inferno a person is often confronted by a very distinctive kind of writing style. This writing style is distinctive of the time in which the Inferno was written estimated to be around 1314 to 1317, before Dante’s death in 1321. This can lead to questions about the composition of certain lines in a passage of the text. One of these questions, why did he write it like this, popped into my head not long after starting to read Cantos I. In the first Canto, Dante meets the three beast of hell and Virgil (Alighieri 392-394).
In 2008, The Times positioned Golding third on their rundown of "The 50 biggest British authors since 1945”. William Golding is one of the biggest inspirations for any rising artist and his work has reflected a lot of positivity toward the world, which earned him a Nobel Peace Prize to say the least. This report will elaborate more about his life and the reason behind choosing this great personality as an inspiration. 2.0 EARLY LIFE AND WAR SERVICE William Golding was born in
Dante Alighieri, who was born in 1265 CE and later died in 1321 CE, was a famous poet in Florence, Italy, most commonly known for his book, Dante’s Inferno. Dante’s Inferno was a product of Dante’s time period because in Florence during this time period, the idea of death and afterlife was very prominent in religion, and Dante’s text, The Inferno, focuses on the idea that the sins committed during one’s life determines the fate of one’s after-life. Because the idea that one’s sins determined their fate and life after death was such a common element in literature and art in Florence during this time period, many other pieces of work emphasized the same ideals, specifically one work in particular, The Scrovegni Chapel. From the years 1303 through 1310 CE, a man named Giotto Di Bondone, an italian painter, used the same principal ideals about sin and life after death that Dante used, in one of his most famous and influential pieces of work, The Scrovegni Chapel. This painting was framed around the Christian Religion, and has an emphasis on
The second idea to establish is the “occupants” of Hell. On one hand, most sources propose that it is a place of the wicked and the sinful. Dante, a Renaissance poet, in the third part of his Divine Comedy, Inferno, clearly stated who, with what types of sin, go to which circle of hell. Although the poem was written as an allegory to Italy’s socio-political situation at that time, a number of people really believed that the descriptions stated in the poem are true (Ames, 2006). The Bible stands that only the sinful are damned to spend eternity in hell.