Inferno is an epic poem by Dante Alighieri that was first published in 1321. Read key facts, a plot summary, and important quotes.


See a complete list of the characters in Inferno, as well as in-depth analyses of Dante Alighieri and Virgil.

Literary Devices

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Questions & Answers

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Further Study

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