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Dante’s Inferno, Canto 22: FRAUD IN ACTION

Engraver: Auguste Doré *** Grafter fools devils Says he will help them, but then He jumps and escapes *** NOTE: The black devils capture a grafter who says that he will help them to capture seven other sinners whom they … Continue reading

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Dante’s Inferno, Canto 22: FROG-LIKE GRAFTERS

https://pixabay.com/en/frog-pond-animal-water-frog-3006496/ *** FROG-LIKE GRAFTERS *** Grafters look like frogs Raise back out of boiling pitch To get some relief ***

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Dante’s Inferno, Canto 21: MALACODA

https://pixabay.com/en/pitchfork-gallows-agricultural-tool-803884/ *** MALACODA *** The devil in charge Wants to harm Virgil but can’t Virgil does God’s work *** NOTE: Virgil tells Dante to hide until he can talk to the devils. He talks to their leader, Malacoda, and tells … Continue reading

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Dante’s Inferno, Canto 21: THE GRAFTERS

https://pixabay.com/en/coins-banknotes-money-currency-1726618/ *** THE GRAFTERS *** The grafters took bribes Grafters have sticky fingers Stand in sticky pitch *** NOTE: Lots of politicians and judges are punished in the fifth ditch of the eighth circle. An example of graft is when … Continue reading

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Dante’s Inferno, Canto 20: TRUTH

https://pixabay.com/en/man-begging-lack-of-money-crisis-2503248/ *** Truth is important Dante must write truth in poems Fraudsters hide the truth *** NOTE: Virgil tells the truth about the founding of Mantua, the city where he was born, thus showing that some versions of the founding … Continue reading

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Dante’s Inferno, Canto 20: WET BUTT CRACKS

https://pixabay.com/en/statue-stone-po-butt-naked-sexy-748387/ *** Their heads on backwards Unhappy soothsayers cry Tears flow down butt crack ***

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Dante’s Inferno, Canto 20: SOOTHSAYERS AND FORTUNE TELLERS

Illustrator: Stradanus (1523-1605) *** SOOTHSAYERS AND FORTUNE TELLERS *** Heads are on backward Tried to look too far ahead Now always look back *** https://davidbruceblog.wordpress.com/2017/01/19/dantes-inferno-canto-20-retelling-the-soothsayers-and-fortune-tellers/ ***

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