a long poem in three parts, written around 1300 by the Italian poet Dante. It describes the poet's spiritual journey. First he is led through Hell (the Inferno) and Purgatory by the poet Virgil, and then he is led through Paradise by Beatrice, the woman he loves. Many people consider it to be one of the greatest poems ever written.
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
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