Shakespeare's Sonnets

by John Kerrigan, William Shakespeare | Poetry | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 014600373x Global Overview for this book
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Journal Entry 1 by foxy737 from Westgate on Sea, Kent United Kingdom on Friday, June 21, 2013
Shakespeare's Sonnets have caused endless debate and speculation: who is the dark lady, who is the 'only begetter'; and what light do the poems shed on the life of the poet? Yet the sonnets themselves can be enjoyed for their lyricism rather than their intention.

Written as a form of personal confession - of love, of grief, of anger, of jealousy and of lust - the sonnets encompass a huge range of human emotion beautifully expressed within the restrictions of the form. Some, such as 'Shall I compare thee to a summer's day' or 'Let me not to the marriage of true minds' will be instantly familiar to readers, while others, equally rich in imagery, are less well known. Together they form a powerful meditation on the nature of love, marriage, beauty and time.

First Published in 1609, the Sonnets were the last of Shakespeare's non-dramatic works to be printed.

Journal Entry 2 by foxy737 at Westgate on Sea, Kent United Kingdom on Friday, June 21, 2013
Reserving for Vekiki's Olympic challenges sprinting event releasing a book first published a long time ago. Shakespeare's sonnets were first published in 1609.

Journal Entry 3 by foxy737 at Margate Beach in Margate, Kent United Kingdom on Saturday, July 20, 2013

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