The Gates of Hell

Hell

THROUGH ME THE WAY INTO THE WOEFUL CITY,

THROUGH ME THE WAY INTO THE ETERNAL PAIN,

THROUGH ME THE WAY AMONG THE LOST PEOPLE,

JUSTICE MOVED MY MAKER ON HIGH,

DIVINE POWER MADE ME AND SUPREME WISDOM AND PRIMAL LOVE;

BEFORE ME NOTHING WAS CREATED BUT ETERNAL THINGS

AND I ENDURE ETERNALLY

ABANDON EVERY HOPE, YE THAT ENTER. Dante AlighieriThe Divine Comedy

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2 thoughts on “The Gates of Hell

  1. Completely agree with Zoe. But being a slightly less sophisticated feline, I will add only that this is one of the most powerful uses of a poetic method called anaphora, where the writer repeats the same few words at the beginning of each line and/or verse. Love it!!

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