Shakespeare's Sonnets

collection of 154 sonnets by William Shakespeare, which covers themes such as the passage of time, love, beauty and mortality

Shakespeare's Sonnets is the title of a collection of 154 sonnets written by William Shakespeare. The collection was first published in 1609 by Thomas Thorpe. In general, each sonnet is in iambic pentameter, and consists of three quatrains followed by a concluding couplet. The sonnets are about love, death, jealousy, procreation, beauty, etc.

Title page, 1609