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Shakespeare's Sonnets


T.S. Eliot once wrote that, "Shakespeare gives the greatest width of human passion," and it is this passion that has traditionally made The Sonnets appealing to literati and laymen alike. Surrounded by mystery, these poems of devotion and jealousy, of a young courtier and a Dark Lady, have been the subject of endless speculation. They are highly mystical and at the same time highly honest; as W. H. Auden wrote, "...what is astonishing about the sonnets, especially when one remembers the age in which they were written, is the impression they make of naked autobiographical confession."

Because they are witty, passionate, personal, and often ever bawdy, The Sonnets stand as one of the greatest poetic tributes ever written to a beloved.

Title:Shakespeare's Sonnets
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:488 pages
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    Shakespeare's Sonnets Reviews

  • Manny
    Jan 19, 2009

    Shakespeare's Sonnet XVIII (abridged)You're hot.But not as hot as this poem.Shakespeare's Sonnet CXVI (abridged)I'll love you even when you are sixty fourOr my name's not Heather Mills.Shakespeare's S...

  • Dolors
    Apr 12, 2015

    Less notorious than his plays, Shakespeare’s sonnets assimilate a secret map with hidden clues that lead to precious treasures. The intimate, even confessional tone of the 154 rhymes urges the eager...

  • Riku Sayuj
    Dec 01, 2011

    For we which now behold these present days,Have eyes to wonder, but lack tongues to praise. This Pow’rful Rhyme Eternal Tennyson is famously to have declared Shakespeare 'greater in his sonnets th...

  • James
    Sep 05, 2016

    Book Review William Shakespeare wrote hundreds of sonnets over three decades, mostly from the 1580s through 1610. I'm assuming most everyone has read a few of his sonnets, given they are usually re...

  • Huda Aweys
    Aug 25, 2013

    Shakespeare's poems addressed the bilateral of life and deathAlso addressed the birth through his poems too, he use an eloquent and beautiful images , It was a good book :)شكسبير كان بينا...

  • Alok Mishra
    Jun 29, 2017

    Shakespeare has almost become synonymous to drama, we all know the fact. However, the lyrical quality that he was born with (even his life was lyrical, wasn't it?) bestowed immense poetry to his plays...

  • Huda Yahya
    Feb 27, 2012

    بلا جدال السونيتة المفضلة---------------- Look in thy glass and tell the face thou viewestNow is the time that face should form another;Whose fresh repair if now thou not renewes...

  • David
    Nov 16, 2009

    SHAKESPEARE WANTS YOU TO BREED!!!!The first 17 or so sonnets in the series left me taken aback. It's right there in the first line of Sonnet #1: 1. From fairest creatures we desire increaseThat thereb...

  • Deepthi
    Apr 09, 2015

    All I want to do now is lie on the grass, and make mooony-eyes at the moon!...

  • Alan
    May 23, 2012

    Over my years of teaching, I have memorized a couple dozen of these sonnets, on my morning walks. Some I learned in a two-mile walk,like the one on his own writing, "Why is my verse so barren of new p...