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Shakespeare’s Sonnets

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare is playwright who was born in 1564 and died in 1616.


Read an overview of the poetic form, or analysis of select individual sonnets.

Main Ideas

Here's where you'll find analysis about the sonnets as a whole.

Further Study

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