Shakespeare?s Sonnets: The Theme Of Love Shakespeares poems are the remembrance of a remarkable genius but they are in any case the monuments of a remarkable age. The greatness of Shakespeares achievement was generally made possible by the work of his immediate predecessors, Sidney and Spenser. Shakespeares sonnets are intensely personal and are records of his hopes and fears, love and friendships, infatuations and disillusions that in turn acquire a universal quality by their intensity. The vogue of the sonnet in the Elizabethan age was brief but was very intense.
Sir Thomas Wyatt and The Earl of Surrey brought the Petrarchan sonnet to England and with that an admiration for lyrical poetry. This had major consequences on English verse; it was not except due to the beauty of the form of the sonnet but overly because the Sonnet had become the vehicle of expression of ones personal feelings. It was with the sonnet that Lyricism entered English Poetry. The Elizabethan sonnets s...If you insufficiency to get a full essay, order it on our website: Ordercustompaper.com
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