Shakespeares sonnets are a collection of 154sonnets, dealing with themes such as the passageof time, love, beauty and mortality, first publishedin a 1609 quarto entitled SHAKE-SPEARESSONNETS.: Never before imprinted.
• A sonnet is a poem made up of 14 lines. There are different types of sonnets, but the two most popular types are the Petrarchan sonnet (Italian) or the Shakespearean sonnet (English).• A Shakespearean sonnet is made up of three quatrains and a couplet• The rhyme scheme is always abab, cdcd, efef, gg
A sonnet is a form of lyric poetry. Lyricpoetry presents the deep feelings andemotions of the poet as opposed topoetry that tells a story or presents awitty observation. The topic of mostsonnets written in Shakespeares time islove or a theme related to love.
Like as the waves make towards the pebbled shore,So do our minutes hasten to their end;
Each changing place with that which goes before,In sequent toil all forwards do contend.
Nativity, once in the main of light,Crawls to maturity, wherewith being crownd,Crooked elipses gainst his glory fight,