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The Sonnets by William Shakespeare

The Sonnets


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Date Read May 16, 2020


ISBN 9780143131717

Pages 208

What is there to say about Shakespeare’s sonnets? Well, I must admit that half, if not most, of the sonnets went through my head. I don’t pretend to be an expert on Shakespeare, but I have loved and enjoyed quite a few of his tragedy and comedy plays.

The Sonnets is a full collection of Shakespeare’s poetry mostly from the 1580s through 1610. Around 150 poems that discuss love, friendship, time, beauty, death, and much more. The language is absolutely beautiful, the meaning can sometimes be elusive unless you’re an expert in the matter.

However, the ones that stood out for me include the following: