Hell is the first of three chants in The Divine Comedy by Florentine poet Dante Alighieri. The successive songs are Purgatory and Paradise. It is made up of 33 songs, plus one for introduction, each song is subdivided into triplets whose rhyme is interspersed.
Four meanings are attributed to this poem: the literal, the moral, the allegorical and the anagogical.
Regarded as the most epic poem in Italian and world literature.