Romeo and Juliet
"Wherefore Art Thou Romeo?'
What is Tragedy? Why Am I Laughing?
I've got Tragedy, but what about this Sonnet thing?
"She doth teach the torches to burn bright"
Petrarch made love sound like it has to be painful and sad while also joyful and happy. Shakespeare makes fun of the so called "Petrarchan lover" through the character Romeo. Romeo frequently speaks of Juliet as unobtainable or as if he is unworthy of her presence. Love to both Romeo and Juliet, is a painful yet pleasurable experience.
Shakespeare's Complete collection of Sonnets
But how do I Read this Stuff?