Shakespeare Love Sonnet
†††† A sonnet is a fourteen-line poem in iambic pentameter. It was Petrarch, a fourteenth century Italian poet, whose influence gave the sonnet a prominent place in literature. It was imitated not only by lesser Italian writers, but also Spanish luminaries like Lope de Vega and Quevedo.† With a modified rhyme scheme the sonnet passed to England, where Shakespeare and Milton became its best-known exponents.
†††† The Shakespeareís love sonnet of passionup.com is the best one that Shakespeare ever wrote. It is a romantic poem that begins with the words: ďShall I compare thee to a summer day?Ē But the summer day has certain unfortunate features, which the poet sets forth in some detail. Then in contrast, he asserts: ďBut thy eternal summer shall not fade.Ē
†††† Shakespeare wrote other sonnets, some humorous, but this one is the cream of the crop. And you can enjoy an e-card with this charming Shakespeare love sonnet, thanks to passionup.com.
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