After logging in you can close it and return to this page. very good Shakespeare I hope you see this oh yeah your dead I forgot. Though some of Shakespeare's poetry was published without his permission in his lifetime, in texts such as The Passionate Pilgrim, the majority of the sonnets Within the sonnets Shakespeare seems to have two deliberate series: one describing his all consuming lust for a married woman with a dark complexion (the Dark Lady), She concludes her story by saying that she would fall for the young man all over again, in spite of his deceiving ways. Sonnet 81: Or I Shall Live Your Epitaph To Make, Sonnet 82: I Grant Thou Wert Not Married To My Muse, Sonnet 83: I Never Saw That You Did Painting Need, Sonnet 84: Who Is It That Says Most, Which Can Say More, Sonnet 85: My Tongue-Tied Muse In Manners Holds Her Still, Sonnet 86: Was It The Proud Full Sail Of His Great Verse, Sonnet 87: Farewell! the last of Shakespeare's non-dramatic work to be printed before his death. But, Love, You Are, Sonnet 130: My Mistress' Eyes Are Nothing Like The Sun, Sonnet 131: Thou Art As Tyrannous, So As Thou Art, Sonnet 132: Thine Eyes I Love, And They, As Pitying Me, Sonnet 133: Beshrew That Heart That Makes My Heart To Groan, Sonnet 134: So, Now I Have Confessed That He Is Thine, Sonnet 135: Whoever Hath Her Wish, Thou Hast Thy Will, Sonnet 136: If Thy Soul Check Thee That I Come So Near, Sonnet 137: Thou Blind Fool, Love, What Dost Thou To Mine Eyes, Sonnet 138: When My Love Swears That She Is Made Of Truth, Sonnet 139: O, Call Not Me To Justify The Wrong, Sonnet 14: Not From The Stars Do I My Judgement Pluck, Sonnet 140: Be Wise As Thou Art Cruel; Do Not Press, Sonnet 141: In Faith, I Do Not Love Thee With Mine Eyes, Sonnet 142: Love Is My Sin, And Thy Dear Virtue Hate, Sonnet 143: Lo, As A Careful Huswife Runs To Catch, Sonnet 144: Two Loves I Have, Of Comfort And Despair, Sonnet 145: Those Lips That Love's Own Hand Did Make, Sonnet 146: Poor Soul, The Centre Of My Sinful Earth, Sonnet 147: My Love Is As A Fever, Longing Still, Sonnet 148: O Me! In the original story Lucrece committed suicide and the incident led to the banishment of the royal family and the founding of the Roman republic. Sonnet 55. Sonnets Xxix: When, In Disgrace With Fortune And Men's Eyes, Sonnets Xxv: Let Those Who Are In Favour With Their Stars, Sonnets Xxx: When To The Sessions Of Sweet Silent Thought, Sonnets Xxxiii: Full Many A Glorious Morning Have I Seen, Speech: "Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears", That Time Of Year Thou Mayst In Me Behold (Sonnet 73), The Canakin Clink Pub Song (From 'Othello'), To Be, Or Not To Be (Hamlet, Act Iii, Scene I), When In Disgrace With Fortune And Men's Eyes (Sonnet 29), When To The Sessions Of Sweet Silent Thought (Sonnet 30). It is believed that Shakespeare wrote 38 plays in total between 1590 and 1612. The young Adonis is preparing to go hunting when Venus takes hold of him and makes as though to seduce him. I am afraid i didn’t find this page useful. The dedication written by Shakespeare, though that was contested for some time. Conversely in The Rape of Lucrece, the honorable and virtuous wife Lucrece is raped a character overcome with lust, Tarquin. Pericles, Prince of Tyre. to Wriothesley is much warmer in the second poem, suggesting a deepening of their relationship and Shakespeare's appreciation of his support. Almost all the sonnets follow the structure of three quatrains , or four-line stanzas , followed by a final couplet . Much Ado About Nothing. Sextus Tarquinius, the son of Tarquin, the king of Rome, rapes Lucrece, wife of one of the king’s retainers, Collatinus. It’s an allegory about love. Nowaday, Shakespeare is ranked as all-time most popular English Although Shakespeare is primarily famous for his surviving plays, and then for his sonnets, Shakespeare was also an amateur poet who took time out from his job as playwright to write poems. A Midsummer Night's Dream. Because of their more private nature, few poems, The Passionate Pilgrim is a collection of poems first published in 1599 by William Jaggard, later the publisher of Shakespeare's First Folio. This dichotomy has been widely studied and debated and it remains unclear as to if the subjects represented real Because Shakespeare seemed to write primarily for his own private audience, dating these short jewels of literature has been next to impossible. Shakespeare’s collection of 154 sonnets was first published in 1609. William Shakespeare's name is synonymous with many of the famous lines he wrote in his plays and prose. Both of these poems contain dozens of stanzas and comment on the depravity of unwanted sexual advances, showing themes throughout of guilt, lust, and moral confusion. These are printed alongside longer poems like ‘A Lover’s Complaint’ (1609), ‘The Phoenix and the Turtle’ (1601) and others selected from The Passionate Pilgrim anthology (1599). Our generation is so taken with Shakespeare’s plays, and to a slightly lesser extent, his sonnets, that we don’t pay a great deal of attention to his narrative poems, but, true to form, he wrote as wonderfully in that form as in the other two. Contact Us | Terms Antony and Cleopatra, Act II, Scene II [The barge she sat in, like a burnish'd throne], Helen's Soliloqy (All's Well That Ends Well), Not From The Stars Do I My Judgment Pluck (Sonnet 14), Not Marble Nor The Guilded Monuments (Sonnet 55), O Mistress Mine, Where Are You Roaming? Read the full poem, Venus and Adonis >>, This is a gripping story about rape. Most scholars agree now that it was also Sonnet 77: Thy Glass Will Show Thee How Thy Beauties Wear, Sonnet 78: So Oft Have I Invoked Thee For My Muse, Sonnet 79: Whilst I Alone Did Call Upon Thy Aid. Sonnets Xviii: Shall I Compare Thee To A Summer's Day? If so you can get some additional free information by visiting our friends over at to  read analysis of Shakespeare’s poetic works. Before that time, it appears that Shakespeare would only have shared his poetry with a very close inner-circle of friends and loved ones. Sonnet Xxix: When, In Disgrace With Fortune And Men's Eyes, Sonnet Xxx: When To The Sessions Of Sweet Silent Thought, Sonnet Xxxii: If Thou Survive My Well-Contented Day, Sonnet Xxxviii: How Can My Muse Want Subject To Invent, Sonnets Cx: Alas, 'Tis True I Have Gone Here And There, Sonnets Cxlvi: Poor Soul, The Centre Of My Sinful Earth, Sonnets Cxvi: Let Me Not To The Marriage Of True Minds, Sonnets Liii: What Is Your Substance, Whereof Are You Made, Sonnets Lx: Like As The Waves Make Towards The Pebbl'D Shor, Sonnets Xciv: They That Have Power To Hurt And Will Do None, Sonnets Xix: Devouring Time, Blunt Thou The Lion's Paws. Taming of the Shrew. A passing old man asks the reason for her sorrow, and she tells him about her lover, who pursued her, seduced her, and eventually abandoned her. Sonnet 19: Devouring Time Blunt Thou The Lion's Paws, Sonnet 2: When Forty Winters Shall Besiege Thy Brow, Sonnet 20: A Woman's Face With Nature's Own Hand Painted, Sonnet 21: So Is It Not With Me As With That Muse, Sonnet 22: My Glass Shall Not Persuade Me I Am Old, Sonnet 23: As An Unperfect Actor On The Stage, Sonnet 24: "mine Eye Hath Played The Painter And Hath Stelled", Sonnet 25: Let Those Who Are In Favour With Their Stars, Sonnet 26: Lord Of My Love, To Whom In Vassalage, Sonnet 27: Weary With Toil, I Haste Me To My Bed, Sonnet 28: How Can I Then Return In Happy Plight, Sonnet 30: When To The Sessions Of Sweet Silent Thought, Sonnet 31: Thy Bosom Is EndearÈD With All Hearts, Sonnet 32: If Thou Survive My Well-Contented Day, Sonnet 33: Full Many A Glorious Morning Have I Seen, Sonnet 34: Why Didst Thou Promise Such A Beauteous Day, Sonnet 35: No More Be Grieved At That Which Thou Hast Done, Sonnet 36: Let Me Confess That We Two Must Be Twain, Sonnet 37: As A Decrepit Father Takes Delight, Sonnet 38: How Can My Muse Want Subject To Invent, Sonnet 39: O, How Thy Worth With Manners May I Sing, Sonnet 4: Unthrifty Loveliness, Why Dost Thou Spend, Sonnet 40: Take All My Loves, My Love, Yea, Take Them All, Sonnet 41: Those Pretty Wrongs That Liberty Commits, Sonnet 42: That Thou Hast Her, It Is Not All My Grief, Sonnet 43: When Most I Wink, Then Do Mine Eyes Best See, Sonnet 44: If The Dull Substance Of My Flesh Were Thought, Sonnet 45: The Other Two, Slight Air And Purging Fire, Sonnet 46: Mine Eye And Heart Are At A Mortal War, Sonnet 47: Betwixt Mine Eye And Heart A League Is Took, Sonnet 48: How Careful Was I, When I Took My Way, Sonnet 49: Against That Time, If Ever That Time Come, Sonnet 5: Those Hours, That With Gentle Work Did Frame, Sonnet 50: How Heavy Do I Journey On The Way, Sonnet 51: Thus Can My Love Excuse The Slow Offence, Sonnet 52: So Am I As The Rich Whose BlessÈD Key, Sonnet 53: What Is Your Substance, Whereof Are You Made, Sonnet 54: O, How Much More Doth Beauty Beauteous Seem, Sonnet 55: Not Marble, Nor The Gilded Monuments, Sonnet 56: Sweet Love, Renew Thy Force, Be It Not Said, Sonnet 57: Being Your Slave, What Should I Do But Tend, Sonnet 58: That God Forbid, That Made Me First Your Slave, Sonnet 59: If There Be Nothing New, But That Which Is, Sonnet 6: Then Let Not Winter's Ragged Hand Deface, Sonnet 60: Like As The Waves Make Towards The Pebbled Shore, Sonnet 61: Is It Thy Will Thy Image Should Keep Open, Sonnet 62: Sin Of Self-Love Possesseth All Mine Eye, Sonnet 63: Against My Love Shall Be As I Am Now, Sonnet 64: When I Have Seen By Time's Fell Hand Defaced, Sonnet 65: Since Brass, Nor Stone, Nor Earth, Nor Boundless Sea, Sonnet 66: Tired With All These, For Restful Death I Cry, Sonnet 67: Ah, Wherefore With Infection Should He Live, Sonnet 69: Those Parts Of Thee That The World's Eye Doth View, Sonnet 7: Lo In The Orient When The Gracious Light, Sonnet 70: That Thou Art Blamed Shall Not Be Thy Defect, Sonnet 71: No Longer Mourn For Me When I Am Dead, Sonnet 72: O, Lest The World Should Task You To Recite, Sonnet 73: That Time Of Year Thou Mayst In Me Behold, Sonnet 74: But Be Contented When That Fell Arrest, Sonnet 75: So Are You To My Thoughts As Food To Life.