Sonnets of Shakespear

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James Car
Mrs. Heilmann
English 9
14-2-2014
The Sonnets of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare is one of the most well known playwrights known to man. He wrote Comedies such as winter’s Tale. He also wrote tragedies such as Romeo and Juliet. Shakespeare wrote many poems and plays. But sonnets are one of the lesser known poem types. Shakespeare started writing these sonnets in the 1590’s, but it wasn’t until 1609 that they were published. His sonnets were influenced by two sonneteers. A sonnet or Shakespearian Sonnet is a poem consisting of 14 lines. These line vary in volume from soft-LOUD-soft –LOUD. A sonnet is a poem consisting of 14 lines, and varies in volume. A sonnet usually has about 8-10 syllables in each line. Some sonnets are divided into sections. There can be as many as 1 to 154. Sonnets can also be very serious or very corny depending on the author. Sonnets became famous after Sir Philip Astrophel and Stella started writing them in the late 1580’s and early 1590’s. The first sonnet of Shakespeare is called one. All of Shakespeare’s sonnets were named chronologically after a number. William wrote 154 sonnets in his lifetime. These sonnets were about another young man and William both being in love with a “Dark Lady”. This man’s existence is unknown and he may or may not have actually been a real person. The group of 154 sonnets was divided into sections. These sections were: 1-10, 11-20, 21-30, 31-40, 41-50, 51-60, 61-70, 71-80, 81-90, 91-100, 101-110, 111-120, 121-130, 131-140, and 141-154. Sonnets 1-126 were about the young man in the story. Sonnets 127-152 are about the Dark Lady. Lastly Sonnets 153-154 were about versions of two different Greek poems. As stated in the introduction Shakespeare started on his sonnets in the 1590’s. He also had a purpose of writing the sonnets. He started writing the sonnets when he used to be very enthusiastic for the court of Queen Elizabeth. Also along with the first reason Shakespeare wanted to



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