find the rhythm
and the pace of Dante and the read is very enjoyable. Dante only spoke with monumental imagery, and you imagine that at every minute your immortal soul is in danger of being cast down. As a brief overview, the Divine Comedy details the fictional (maybe?) and autobiographical journeys of Dante through the three states of existence: Inferno, Purgatory and Paradise. He is guided through Inferno and Purgatory by the great greek poet Virgil, who cannot guide Dante into Paradise because his faith is pre-Christian. The Divine Beatrice descends from Paradise to lead Dante into heaven. Excellent and necessary read if you want a well-rounded literary tradition.