Sonnet/Couplet

Important information about Sonnet poems

Where it was originated and who it was adopted by

Originating in Italy, the sonnet was made by a man named Petrarch in the fourteenth century as a major form of love and poetry, and was later adopted by Spain, France, and England around the 16th century, and Germany in the 17th.

What makes a Sonnet a Sonnet

A Sonnet is different from all others types of poems. A Sonnet is a poem of fourteen lines using any number of formal rhyme schemes of a b a b c d c d e f e f g g. The last word of each line has to rhyme with its corresponding letter of the line.

A Few Examples of Shakespeare's Most Famous Sonnets

Sonnet no 18: By William Shakespeare ('Summer's day')
Sonnet 29: When, in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes
When to the sessions of sweet silent thought ~ Sonnet 30 ~ William Shakespeare with text

Shakespeare

Shakespeare And His Sonnets

Shakespeare is one of the most famous Sonnet writers that ever lived. He wrote some of the most famous and popular Sonnets. Shakespeare first started writing his Sonnets in 1609. In his lifetime he wrote a total of 154 Sonnets.