How Many Chapters Are in "Dante's Inferno"?


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"Dante's Inferno" is split into 34 cantos, the equivalent of a chapter in long form poetry. The poem is divided into nine large sections, each section representing one circle of hell. Circles 7 is further divided into rings, circle 8 into bowges, and circle 9 into regions.

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"Dante's Inferno," written by Dante Alighieri, is a narrative poem describing Dante's fictional journey through the rings of hell. This poem is one part of Dante's larger narrative poem titled "The Divine Comedy" describing Dante's journey through hell, purgatory and paradise. Dante is guided on his journey by the ancient Roman poet Virgil. Together they journey through the rings of hell and witness the punishments delivered to each sinner in the various circles.

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