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dante awakens, or comes to himself, midway through life's journey in a dark wood, he sees the mountain top where he knows he wants to be, he tries to approach the mountain top directly and is blocked by encounters with the three beasts, then he meets virgil, and they go through the gate : in going through this gate he embarks on the journey which will show to him, the poet, life in the poetic sense : the gate is: perceiving what he has already perceived in a poetic way : having come to himself, seen his goal, recognized his inability transcend directly to that goal, met a guide and poet mentor and embarked on a journey of poetic wisdom : the gate is: perceiving what he has already perceived in a poetic sense