Essay on Shakespeare's Sonnets

Sonnets 18, 116 and 130

The sonnets have fourteen lines and are structured into three quatrains and an ending couplet. The rhyme pattern is abab, cdcd, efef, gg and the rhythm is iambic pentameter.Sonnet 18 is written to the poets loved one. The voice of the poem seems to be Shakespeare himself as in the beginning line he says ‘shall […]

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How do Donne’s sonnets differ from Shakespeare’s sonnets

Both William Shakespeare and John Donne wrote sonnets at around the same time as each other. However, both of them wrote very differently yet still deciding to write about philosophical topics. They are different because Shakespeare decides to calm the reader; Donne uses powerful words which make the reader very aware of what they are […]

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Love and Lust in the Lyrics (Shakespeare’s Sonnets)

A sonnet is a poem of fourteen lines that rhyme in a particular pattern. William Shakespeare’s sonnets were the only non-dramatic poetry that he wrote. Shakespeare used sonnets within some of his plays, but his sonnets are best known as a series of one hundred and fifty-four poems. The series of one hundred and fifty-four […]

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