Shakespeare's Sonnets Study Guide & Essays
Shakespeare's sonnets comprise 154 poems in sonnet form that were published in 1609 but likely written over the course of several years. Evidence for their existence long preceding publication comes from a reference in Francis Mere's 1598 Palladis Tamia, Wits Treasury, where his allusion to…
Shakespeare's Sonnets study guide contains a biography of William Shakespeare, literature essays, a complete e-text, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis.
- Shakespeare's Sonnets Summary
- About Shakespeare's Sonnets
- Character List
- Glossary of Terms
- Major Themes
- Summary and Analysis of Sonnet 1 - "From fairest creatures we desire increase"
- Summary and Analysis of Sonnet 18 - "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?"
- Summary and Analysis of Sonnet 20 - "A woman's face with Nature's own hand painted"
- Colonial Beauty in Sidney's "Astrophil and Stella" and Shaksespeare's Sonnets
- Beauty, As Expressed By Shakespeare's Sonnet 18
- From Autumn to Ash: Shakespeare's Sonnet 73
- Dark Beauties in Shakespeare's Sonnets and Sidney's "Astrophil and Stella"
- Human Discrepancy: Mortality and Money in Sonnet 146