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Includes the 4 essays: "Allegory", "Symbolism", "The trend on the Center", and "The Substance of items Seen", with an appendix:"Two different types of Allegory". From the book's Preface:"The 4 essays introduced jointly contact in brief (though it truly is was hoping, primarily) on 4 dimensions of that means which might be sen to make up the substance and specified texture of the poetry of the Divine Comedy. One may perhaps as adequately converse of "facets" of "aspects" of which means, have been it now not that such phrases may perhaps really recommend floor reflections and a brilliance based upon the best way the paintings is (as a jewel) became for inspection. yet what's thought of this is to not be noticeable as mendacity at the floor. every one is a measurement extensive, achieving to the very center and substance of the poetry, and current (potentially if now not really) alongside its constructing line anyplace this can be assayed. the following, in wonderful, are constants, uncomplicated components of constitution. And "elements" certainly has appeared the easiest time period, all issues considered."

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