Sonnets

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:Sonnets
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781903436578
Format Type:

    Sonnets Reviews

  • Manny

    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...

  • James

    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...

  • Sean Barrs the Bookdragon

    This is my favourite Shakespeare sonnet: Sonnet 29 When, in disgrace with fortune and men’s eyes,I all alone beweep my outcast state,And trouble deaf heaven with my bootless cries,And look upon mys...

  • Dolors

    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...

  • Alok Mishra

    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...

  • Ahmad Sharabiani

    Sonnets, William ShakespeareShakespeare's sonnets is the title of a collection of 154 sonnets by William Shakespeare, which covers themes such as the passage of time, love, beauty and mortality. The f...

  • Michael

    Ever intimate in tone, Shakespeare's sonnets reflect upon the relationship between love and power, in addition to considering the many forms attempts to ward off oblivion might take. Most of the sonne...

  • Riku Sayuj

    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...

  • Huda Yahya

    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...

  • Manuel Anto

    If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review.To Sonnetate or not to Sonnetate, that is the Question: "Os Sonetos de Shakespeare" by William Shakespeare and Vasco Graça Moura   NB: ...