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 ti T.S. Eliot once wrote that, "Shakespeare gives the greatest width of human passion," and it is this passion that has trad...

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Title:Sonnets
Author:William Shakespeare
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Genres:Poetry
ISBN:Sonnets
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:488 pages pages

Sonnets Reviews

  • 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 increase That thereby beauty's Rose might never die But as the riper should be time decease Hi...
  • Trevor
    Dec 18, 2008
    I?ve been wondering for a while how to approach this review. I had thought that it might be interesting to do a close reading of a single sonnet and leave it at that. What I?ve decided is to write a quick review on this edition of The Sonnets, mostly chatting about the stuff this b...
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    May 13, 2011
    Sonnets, William Shakespeare Shakespeare'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 first 126 sonnets are addressed to a young man; the last 28 to a woman. Sonnet 1 Son...
  • 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 than in his plays'. While the reader who might not soar as easily along the ...
  • 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 four Or my name's not Heather Mills. Shakespeare's Sonnet XCIV (abridged) Stay cool man. Peace. Like, flower power...
  • David Lentz
    Sep 26, 2011
    As I have been writing sonnets lately, I decided to re-read the works of the genius, the master, of the sonnet form. I was intrigued to understand how Shakespeare suffered in writing his sonnets as a young man not yet established as a dramatist. He was writing under the patronage of a ...
  • Sue K H
    Dec 04, 2016
    Beautiful I loved this. Read and listened to these poems. I'm glad they are on my Kindle so I can go back to them anytime, both the favorites I've highlighted, and also to those I didn't completely understand. ...
  • 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 pride?"(76). Others I have had to re-memorize every time I teach it, like "Some glor...
  • Bryn Hammond
    Mar 14, 2012
    I think the sonnets need to be understood as a sequence. Even if they start unpromisingly and end with a whimper. Perhaps this is part of his subversion of the sonnet tradition? Katherine Duncan-Jones in her edition for Arden, and Joseph Pequigney in Such Is My Love: A Study of...
  • Deepthi
    Apr 09, 2015
    All I want to do now is lie on the grass, and make mooony-eyes at the moon! ...
  • 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 required reading in high school. There is something to love in every single one of the...
  • Huda Yahya
    Feb 27, 2012
    ??? ???? ???????? ??????? ---------------- Look in thy glass and tell the face thou viewest Now is the time that face should form another; Whose fresh repair if now thou not renewest, Thou dost beguile the world, unbless some mother. For where is she so f...
  • Lolita
    Jan 06, 2013
    Shall I compare thee to a Summers day? Thou art more louely and more temperate: Rough windes do shake the darling buds of Maie, And Sommers lease hath all too short a date: Sometime too hot the eye of heauen shines, And often is his gold complexion dimm?d, And euery faire...
  • 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 and perhaps, those plays led to the sonnets we are singing even today. Is there any s...
  • Huda Aweys
    Aug 25, 2013
    Shakespeare's poems addressed the bilateral of life and death Also addressed the birth through his poems too, he use an eloquent and beautiful images , It was a good book :) ?????? ??? ?????? ??? ????? ? ?????? .. ????? ? ??????? ??????...
  • ⇢Eryn
    Oct 06, 2017
    4/5 Stars Shakespeare has some wonderful poems, he really does. They're even better than his plays, in my opinion. However, quite unfortunately, some of them are really difficult to understand. So even though I appreciate his expertly/tightly written poems, I didn't appreciate how I...
  • 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 reader to believe that the poetic voice is The Bard himself, who playfully volunteers...
  • Darwin8u
    Mar 11, 2011
    I really haven't read Shakespeare's sonnets in any consistent way since high school (where I read less than twenty and memorized two). It was fascinating to read all 154 from first to last as a whole connected work. One really gets a sense that English is a tool which almost all of us ...
  • Larnacouer  de SH
    Apr 12, 2018
    Zaman zaman farkl? yay?nevleri ve evirmenlerden okuyorum soneleri, ilk kez ?? Kltr denedim ve eviri inan?lmaz batt?. ? Ama elbette William'?n hatr?na: ??????????????! ...
  • Manuel Antão
    Sep 24, 2015
    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 Graa Moura NB: VGM = Vasco Graa Moura; "Os Sonetos de Shakespeare" = The Shakespeare So...
  • Metin Yılmaz
    Oct 12, 2017
    ok fazla geldi bir sreden sonra srekli a?k ve sevgi szleri okumak. Ama tabi klasik szler de?il bunlar o yzden okunuyor bir solukta. ...
  • Michael
    Jul 04, 2014
    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 sonnets are addressed to the so-called Fair Youth (1-126), some to the Dark Lady (127-154),...
  • Virginia Pavone
    Jun 30, 2015
    Shakespeare is so good! The Bard always wins! ...
  • Brooklyn Tayla
    Oct 17, 2016
    Truthfully I don't think any other poetry will move me as much as these Sonnets. They cover various topics, as it were, and all are just filled with such raw emotion. ...
  • Sara Jesus
    Jul 04, 2018
    Amo Shakespeare. E os seus sonetos.... So to belos e repletos de palavras de amor. Li-os finalmente na sua lngua original. E consegui sentir cada palavra produzida. Bravo Shakespeare! A tua obra ser sempre eterna, grande pai do teatro ingls! ...
  • Magdalen
    Oct 17, 2016
    ????? ?????? ??? ??????? ???? ???????? ?? ??????(?????? ??? ?????????? ?????????? ? ????? ??? ????? ???? ??? ?????? ?? ??????????) ???? ??? ?????? ?????????...
  • WhatIReallyRead
    Jan 28, 2018
    I didn't expect to enjoy Shakespeare's Sonnets quite so much. The only word I can think of to describe the experience is: lovely. So far it seems, I'm more into classical poetry than I am into modern one. ...
  • George
    Apr 25, 2017
    ?? ????? ??? ??? ?? ??????, ?? ????? ??? ??? ?? ?? ??? ? ??????????? ?????? (??? ? ????? ?????????????) ??????? ?? ???????? ?? ??????????? ?????? ???? ?????? ?...
  • Shyam
    May 16, 2018
    Probably, more nonsense has been talked and written, more intellectual and emotional energy expended in vain, on the sonnets of Shakespeare than on any other literary work in the world. ?W. H. Auden, Introduction to Shakespare's Sonnets __________ It is my understanding that Shake-...
  • Amit Mishra
    Jul 26, 2018
    There is no fundamental issue to call this book a great one. Shakespeare is really different from other poets. The style and composition of words in a beautiful pattern makes him look beyond the ordinary league. His sonnets secretly deliver manifold messages. From joy to the seriousn...