The sonnets speak

by whitney hoppe, sage cosmo

what is a sonnet?

A sonnet is a 14 line poem like verse that usually consists of 10 syllables per line of text.

Sonnets do not have to rhyme like most traditional poems.

Shakespeare has made 154 sonnets in his lifetime, one of his most popular being his eighteenth, "shall I compare thee to a summers day".

Shakespears early days.

Shakespeare saw his first play at the age of 5. ( Stanley 3 )

Graduated school at the age of 16, but could not afford college. ( Stanley 5 )

Married his wife Ann at the age of 18, she was 26. ( Stanley 7 )

Had a baby after 6 months, and twins less than 2 years later. ( Stanley 7 )