How does Dante's Inferno compare to your ideas of what Hell is like?
Your response to this question will differ depending on whether you are merely answering a homework question or writing a full-fledged essay.
In any event, first, write down your conception of Hell. What would you expect to find in Hell? Describe its terrain, its inhabitants, and its organization.
This solution correlates Dante's Inferno's hell depiction with one's conception of Hell. It lists steps to formulate one's ideas.