Dante Alighieri

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Durante degli Alighieri, mononymously referred to as Dante, was an Italian poet, prose writer, literary theorist, moral philosopher, and political thinker. He is best known for the monumental epic poem La commedia, later named La divina commedia (Divine Comedy), considered the greatest literary work composed in the Italian language and a masterpiec ...
Popular Poems
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Love And The Gentle Heart
Love and the gentle heart are one thing,
just as the poet says in his verse,
each from the other one as well divorced
as reason from the mind’s reasoning.
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2.
There Is A Gentle Thought
There is a gentle thought that often springs
to life in me, because it speaks of you.
Its reasoning about love’s so sweet and true,
the heart is conquered, and accepts these things.
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3.
Sestina
I have come, alas, to the great circle of shadow,
to the short day and to the whitening hills,
when the colour is all lost from the grass,
though my desire will not lose its green,
so rooted is it in this hardest stone,
that speaks and feels as though it were a woman.
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4.
Sonnet: Beauty Of Her Face
For certain he hath seen all perfectness
Who among other ladies hath seen mine:
They that go with her humbly should combine
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5.
Sonnet: All My Thoughts
All my thoughts always speak to me of love,
Yet have between themselves such difference
That while one bids me bow with mind and sense,
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Popular Quotes
11 November 2014
This miserable state is borne by the wretched souls of those who lived without disgrace and without praise.
11 November 2014
Let us not speak of them; but look, and pass on.
11 November 2014
Midway along the journey of our life [Nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita] I woke to find myself in a dark wood, for I had wandered off from the straight path.
11 November 2014
There is no greater sorrow than to recall a happy time in the midst of wretchedness.
11 November 2014
Honor the greatest poet.

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MAHTAB BANGALEE 24 January 2021
The Poet where love of a heart cultivated everything fairly and carely. Love for the classical poems and poets lives long
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Judith hughes 21 June 2019
Did Dante mention the apples in Casole d’elsa in one of his poems
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Fabrizio Frosini 10 December 2015
The Divine Comedy was written in the vernacular Italian, instead of the then more acceptable Latin or Greek. Due to the monumental influence the work has had on countless artists, Dante is considered among the greatest writers to have lived. As the poet T. S. Eliot wrote, ''Dante and Shakespeare divide the world between them, there is no third.''
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Fabrizio Frosini 10 December 2015
Dante Alighieri, the author of 'La Commedia' (The Divine Comedy) , considered a masterwork of world literature, was born Durante Alighieri in Florence, Italy, in 1265, to a notable family of modest means. His mother died when he was seven years old, and his father remarried, having two more children. At twelve years old, Dante was betrothed to Gemma di Manetto Donati, though he had already fallen in love with another girl, Beatrice Portinari, who he continued to write about throughout his life, though his interaction with her was limited. The love poems to Beatrice are collected in Dante’s La Vita Nuova, or The New Life.
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Tuffsnotenuff Y'all 23 April 2012
#238 - Gawd that's funny. There's a List of 50 Jokes among those rated above him.
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Tuffsnotenuff Y'all 23 April 2012
#238 - Gawd that's funny. There's a List of 50 Jokes among those rated above him.
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