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who was he?
more that 400 years ago born In about April 26, 1564 Shakespeare was born in Stratford. Going to school the Stratford grammar school, where he learned to read write, and even act! No one knows how he started his career, but estimated first play was Henry VI, part II written in about 1594.
Shakespeare had a very set structure for his sonnets, today this is called iambic pentameter. Iambic pentameter can only be described as a poem with 10 syllables per line. In each line there are 5 sets of two syllables, which are mixtures of stressed and unstressed syllables. the rhyme scheme is as follows: A B A B, C D C D, E F E F, G G. Shakespeare wrote 154 of these sonnets, all of the following the before mentioned format!