Literary Analysis of the Inferno by Dante
1. Write a summary of your selection or the section you read. You will choose the format for your analysis: PowerPoint or typed document. Clearly label this section as the summary.
2. Analyze by choosing at least five of the questions below to answer/explain (including them with your summary in your chosen format). Clearly identify the questions you are answering (Answer A, Answer B, etc.). In addition, use specific examples from the text to justify your answers. Answers must consist of at least one paragraph per answer.
A. Why might the author have written this work?
B. What recurring images or objects did you notice in the work? What might they mean?
C. What is the title of the work, and why did the author choose that title? Why?
D. How does the work reflect a particular culture or cultural values?
E. How important is historical context to interpreting the selection? If written or set in today’s world, how would the selection change?
F. How does the author create tone and mood?
G. What moral statement, if any, does this story make? Is it explicit or implicit?
H. How does this story resemble other stories in plot, character, setting, or symbolism?
These questions/answers will accompany the summary you have already written in a document or on slides.