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Study Guides to Shakespeare's Sonnets

Read Shakespeare's sonnets alongside our overviews and critical analyses. Our study guides also provide you with sample exam questions designed to improve your critical reading skills.

Sonnet 18 - Study Guide
In our Study Guide to Sonnet 18: Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day?, you'll find everything you need to understand this classic sonnet.

Sonnet 29 Study Guide
Our study guide to Shakespeare's Sonnet 29 provides translations and a sonnet analysis. Find out why Sonnet 29 is considered one of Shakespeare’s greatest poems but is also described as 'fluff' by others.

Sonnet 73 Study Guide
Our study guide to Shakespeare's Sonnet 73 provides translations and a sonnet analysis. In Sonnet 73, the poet is concerned with his own mortality.

Sonnet 116 Study Guide
Find out why Sonnet 116 is one of Shakespeare's most famous and popular poems. Our study guide to Sonnet 116 provides translations and a sonnet analysis.

Sonnet 1 – Study Guide
Find out why Sonnet 1 is the first of Shakespeare's 17 poems that explore the issue of procreation in our study guide to Shakespeare's Sonnet 1. Expect to find analysis and translations.

Sonnet 2 - Study Guide
Find out why Sonnet 2 furthers Shakespeare's plea for the fair youth to procreate in our study guide to Shakespeare's Sonnet 2. It provides translations and a sonnet analysis.

Sonnet 2 - Study Guide
Find out why Sonnet 2 furthers Shakespeare's plea for the fair youth to procreate in our study guide to Shakespeare's Sonnet 2. It provides translations and a sonnet analysis.

Sonnet 2 - Study Guide
Find out why Sonnet 2 furthers Shakespeare's plea for the fair youth to procreate in our study guide to Shakespeare's Sonnet 2. It provides translations and a sonnet analysis.

Sonnet 2 - Study Guide
Find out why Sonnet 2 furthers Shakespeare's plea for the fair youth to procreate in our study guide to Shakespeare's Sonnet 2. It provides translations and a sonnet analysis.

Sonnet 2 - Study Guide
Find out why Sonnet 2 furthers Shakespeare's plea for the fair youth to procreate in our study guide to Shakespeare's Sonnet 2. It provides translations and a sonnet analysis.

Sonnet 2 - Study Guide
Find out why Sonnet 2 furthers Shakespeare's plea for the fair youth to procreate in our study guide to Shakespeare's Sonnet 2. It provides translations and a sonnet analysis.

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