(Shakespeare´s) Sonnets. by Jürgen Lätte. Little song 14. Lines strict rhyme scheme specific structure Sonneteers.
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by Jürgen Lätte
strict rhyme scheme
A Shakespearean, or English, sonnet consists of 14 lines, each line containing ten syllables and written in iambic pentameter, in which a pattern of an unimpaired syllable followed by an emphasized syllable is repeated five times.
simply The Sonnets
Themes:time, love, beauty and mutability
He wrote 154 poems
Thomas Thorpe - an authorized manuscript or an unauthorized copy.
a mysterious dedication
the ongoing Shakespeare authorship question
The first 17 sonnets are written to a young man.
Most of the sonnets are addressed to a young man expressing the poet's love for him.
Sonnets 127-152 are written to the poet's mistress expressing his strong love for her.
The final two sonnets, 153-154, are allegorical.
Infidelity, self-resolution, criticism