Sonnet
A sonnet is a poetic form which originated in Italy; Giacomo Da Lentini is credited with its invention.The term sonnet is derived from the Italian word sonetto (from Old Provençal sonet a little poem,...
Petrarchan sonnet
The Petrarchan sonnet was not developed by Petrarch himself, but rather by a string of Renaissance poets. Because of the structure of Italian, the rhyme scheme of the Petrarchan sonnet is more easily ...
Shakespeare's sonnets
Shakespeare's sonnets are a collection of 154 sonnets, dealing with themes such as the passage of time, love, beauty and mortality, first published in a 1609 quarto entitled SHAKE-SPEARES SONNETS. Nev...
Sonnets on Eminent Characters
Sonnets on Eminent Characters or Sonnets on Eminent Contemporaries is an 11 part sonnet series created by Samuel Taylor Coleridge and printed in the Morning Chronicle between 1 December 1794 and 31 Ja...
To Pitt
"To Pitt" was written by Samuel Taylor Coleridge and published in the 26 December 1794 Morning Chronicle as part of the Sonnets on Eminent Characters series. Describing William Pitt the Younger and hi...
Sonnet 91
Sonnet 91 is one of 154 sonnets written by the English playwright and poet William Shakespeare. It's a member of the Fair Youth sequence, in which the poet expresses his love towards a young man.
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Sonnet 97
Sonnet 97 is one of 154 sonnets written by the English playwright and poet William Shakespeare. It is a member of the Fair Youth sequence, in which the poet expresses his love towards a young man. It ...
The New Colossus
"The New Colossus" is a sonnet by American poet Emma Lazarus (1849–1887), written in 1883. In 1903, the poem was engraved on a bronze plaque and mounted inside the lower level of the pedestal of the S...
Sonnets to Orpheus
The Sonnets to Orpheus (German: Die Sonette an Orpheus) are a cycle of 55 sonnets written in 1922 by the Bohemian-Austrian poet Rainer Maria Rilke (1875–1926). It was first published the following...
The Sovrans of the Old World
The Sovrans of the Old World (Italian original title: Li soprani der monno vecchio) is an 1831 sonnet in the Romanesco dialect of Rome, by Italian poet Giuseppe Gioachino Belli. It is part of the coll...
It is a beauteous evening, calm and free
It is a beauteous evening, calm and free is a sonnet by William Wordsworth written at Calais in August 1802. It was first published in the collection Poems in Two Volumes in 1807, appearing as the nin...
Sonnet 94
Sonnet 94 is one of 154 sonnets written by the English playwright and poet William Shakespeare. It is a member of the Fair Youth sequence, in which the poet expresses his love towards a young man.
To Erskine
"To Erskine" or "To the Hon Mr Erskine" was written by Samuel Taylor Coleridge in November 1794. The subject of the poem is Thomas Erskine, a lawyer and member of the Whig party that successfully serv...
Sonnet 92
Sonnet 92 is one of 154 sonnets written by the English playwright and poet William Shakespeare. It is a member of the Fair Youth sequence, in which the poet expresses his love towards a young man.
When I have Fears that I may Cease to Be
"When I have Fears" is an Elizabethan sonnet by the English Romantic poet John Keats. The 14-line poem is written in iambic pentameter and consists of three quatrains and a couplet. Keats wrote the po...
To Godwin
"To Godwin" or "To William Godwin" was written by Samuel Taylor Coleridge and published in the 10 January 1795 Morning Chronicle as part of the Sonnets on Eminent Characters series. William Godwin was...
Holy Sonnets
The Holy Sonnets—also known as the Divine Meditations or Divine Sonnets—are a series of nineteen poems by the English poet John Donne (1572–1631). The sonnets were first published in 1633—two years af...
Sonnets from the Portuguese
Sonnets from the Portuguese, written ca. 1845–1846 and first published in 1850, is a collection of 44 love sonnets written by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. The collection was acclaimed and popular...
Sonnet 93
Sonnet 93 is one of 154 sonnets written by the English playwright and poet William Shakespeare. It is a member of the Fair Youth sequence, in which the poet expresses his love towards a young man.
Sonnet 95
Sonnet 95 is one of 154 sonnets written by the English playwright and poet William Shakespeare. It is a member of the Fair Youth sequence, in which the poet expresses his love towards a young man.
Sonnet 90
Sonnet 90 is one of 154 sonnets written by the English playwright and poet William Shakespeare. It is a member of the Fair Youth sequence, in which the poet expresses his love towards a young man.
To Sheridan
"To Sheridan" or "To Richard Brinsley Sheridan" was written by Samuel Taylor Coleridge and published in the 29 January 1795 Morning Chronicle. As the last poem running as part of the Sonnets on Eminen...
Sonnet 96
Sonnet 96 is one of 154 sonnets written by the English playwright and poet William Shakespeare. It is a member of the Fair Youth sequence, in which the poet expresses his love towards a young man.
– Becchin’amor! – Che vuo’, falso tradito?
– Becchin’amor! – Che vuo’, falso tradito? is a sonnet by the Italian poet Cecco Angiolieri.
The sonnet is a parody of Italian medieval contrastos: it is a dialogue between the poet and the woman...
To Priestley
"To Priestley" is a sonnet by Samuel Taylor Coleridge first published in the 11 December 1794 Morning Chronicle. Like most of the Sonnets on Eminent Characters, "To Priestley" addresses an individual ...
Methought I Saw my Late Espoused Saint
Methought I Saw my Late Espoused Saint is the first line of a sonnet by the English poet John Milton, typically designated as Sonnet XXIII and thus referred to by scholars. The poem recounts a dream ...
On the Late Massacre in Piedmont
On the Late Massacre in Piedmont is a sonnet by the English poet John Milton inspired by the massacre of Waldensians in Piedmont by the Charles Emmanuel II, Duke of Savoy in April 1655.
In 1487, ...
To Lord Stanhope
To Lord Stanhope was written by Samuel Taylor Coleridge and published in his 1796 collection of poems. The subject, Charles Stanhope, 3rd Earl Stanhope, was an individual that Coleridge shared many po...
Romantic sonnets
Sonnets were written by many of the Romantic poets, including William Wordsworth, who wrote 523 sonnets, John Keats with 67 sonnets, Samuel Taylor Coleridge with 48, and Percy Bysshe Shelley with 18.<...