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In groups, students will create a digital research guide to Dante's The Divine Comedy. This is an accumulation of scholarly resources and explanation of those resources, as well as a sumary and analysis of the work itself, for students to follow while reading, studying and researching a work of literature.
Your guide will be broken into these three parts:
Provide a biography of Dante.
Set up the cultural and historical context of his life and work. This established the framework for anyone preparing to read The Divine Comedy.
Summarize The Divine Comedy.
*The sources presented here should be from biographical and historical sources of information, in addition to the poem in your textbook for the summary.
Reveal the major themes of The Divine Comedy and explain their significance.
Describe the structure and style of the epic poem.
*The sources presented here should be literary criticism.
|| Comment on the value of The Divine Comedy.