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All 154 of William Shakespeare’s Sonnets

Although William Shakespeare was most known for the plays he wrote, he also wrote a lot of sonnets too (what is a sonnet?): 154 in fact. With this, here is the complete list of every sonnet that William Shakespeare ever wrote, linking to the summary and analysis of each for yourself to explore.

All 154 of William Shakespeare's Sonnets

 

All 154 of William Shakespeare’s Sonnets Analysis

    1. Sonnet 1 – From fairest creatures we desire increase
    2. Sonnet 2 – When forty winters shall besiege thy brow
    3. Sonnet 3 – Look in thy glass, and tell the face thou viewest
    4. Sonnet 4 – Unthrifty loveliness, why dost thou spend
    5. Sonnet 5 – Those hours, that with gentle work did frame
    6. Sonnet 6 – Then let not winter’s ragged hand deface
    7. Sonnet 7 – Lo! in the orient when the gracious light
    8. Sonnet 8 – Music to hear, why hear’st thou music sadly?
    9. Sonnet 9 – Is it for fear to wet a widow’s eye
    10. Sonnet 10 – For shame deny that thou bear’st love to any
    11. Sonnet 11 – As fast as thou shalt wane, so fast thou grow’st
    12. Sonnet 12 – When I do count the clock that tells the time
    13. Sonnet 13 – O! that you were yourself; but, love you are
    14. Sonnet 14 – Not from the stars do I my judgment pluck
    15. Sonnet 15 – When I consider every thing that grows
    16. Sonnet 16 – But wherefore do not you a mightier way
    17. Sonnet 17 – Who will believe my verse in time to come
    18. Sonnet 18 – Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
    19. Sonnet 19 – Devouring Time, blunt thou the lion’s paws
    20. Sonnet 20 – A woman’s face with Nature’s own hand painted
    21. Sonnet 21 – So is it not with me as with that Muse
    22. Sonnet 22 – My glass shall not persuade me I am old
    23. Sonnet 23 – As an unperfect actor on the stage
    24. Sonnet 24 – Mine eye hath play’d the painter and hath stell’d
    25. Sonnet 25 – Let those who are in favour with their stars
    26. Sonnet 26 – Lord of my love, to whom in vassalage
    27. Sonnet 27 – Weary with toil, I haste me to my bed
    28. Sonnet 28 – How can I then return in happy plight
    29. Sonnet 29 – When in disgrace with fortune and men’s eyes
    30. Sonnet 30 – When to the sessions of sweet silent thought
    31. Sonnet 31 – Thy bosom is endeared with all hearts
    32. Sonnet 32 – If thou survive my well-contented day
    33. Sonnet 33 – Full many a glorious morning have I seen
    34. Sonnet 34 – Why didst thou promise such a beauteous day
    35. Sonnet 35 – No more be griev’d at that which thou hast done 
    36. Sonnet 36 – Let me confess that we two must be twain
    37. Sonnet 37 – As a decrepit father takes delight
    38. Sonnet 38 – How can my Muse want subject to invent
    39. Sonnet 39 – O! how thy worth with manners may I sing
    40. Sonnet 40 – Take all my loves, my love, yea, take them all
    41. Sonnet 41 – Those pretty wrongs that liberty commits
    42. Sonnet 42 – That thou hast her, it is not all my grief
    43. Sonnet 43 – When most I wink, then do mine eyes best see
    44. Sonnet 44 – If the dull substance of my flesh were thought
    45. Sonnet 45 – The other two, slight air and purging fire
    46. Sonnet 46 – Mine eye and heart are at a mortal war
    47. Sonnet 47 – Betwixt mine eye and heart a league is took
    48. Sonnet 48 – How careful was I when I took my way
    49. Sonnet 49 – Against that time, if ever that time come
    50. Sonnet 50 – How heavy do I journey on the way
    51. Sonnet 51 – Thus can my love excuse the slow offence 
    52. Sonnet 52 – So am I as the rich, whose blessed key
    53. Sonnet 53 – What is your substance, whereof are you made
    54. Sonnet 54 – O! how much more doth beauty beauteous seem 
    55. Sonnet 55 – Not marble, nor the gilded monuments
    56. Sonnet 56 – Sweet love, renew thy force; be it not said
    57. Sonnet 57 – Being your slave, what should I do but tend
    58. Sonnet 58 – That god forbid that made me first your slave
    59. Sonnet 59 – If there be nothing new, but that which is
    60. Sonnet 60 – Like as the waves make towards the pebbled shore
    61. Sonnet 61 – Is it thy will thy image should keep open
    62. Sonnet 62 – Sin of self-love possesseth all mine eye
    63. Sonnet 63 – Against my love shall be, as I am now
    64. Sonnet 64 – When I have seen by Time’s fell hand defac’d
    65. Sonnet 65 – Since brass, nor stone, nor earth, nor boundless sea
    66. Sonnet 66 – Tir’d with all these, for restful death I cry
    67. Sonnet 67 – Ah! wherefore with infection should he live
    68. Sonnet 68 – Thus is his cheek the map of days outworn
    69. Sonnet 69 – Those parts of thee that the world’s eye doth view
    70. Sonnet 70 – That thou art blam’d shall not be thy defect
    71. Sonnet 71 – No longer mourn for me when I am dead
    72. Sonnet 72 – O! lest the world should task you to recite
    73. Sonnet 73 – That time of year thou mayst in me behold
    74. Sonnet 74 – But be contented: when that fell arrest
    75. Sonnet 75 – So are you to my thoughts as food to life
    76. Sonnet 76 – Why is my verse so barren of new pride
    77. Sonnet 77 – Thy glass will show thee how thy beauties wear
    78. Sonnet 78 – So oft have I invok’d thee for my muse
    79. Sonnet 79 – Whilst I alone did call upon thy aid
    80. Sonnet 80 – O! how I faint when I of you do write
    81. Sonnet 81 – Or I shall live your epitaph to make
    82. Sonnet 82 – I grant thou wert not married to my Muse
    83. Sonnet 83 – I never saw that you did painting need
    84. Sonnet 84 – Who is it that says most? which can say more
    85. Sonnet 85 – My tongue-tied Muse in manners holds her still
    86. Sonnet 86 – Was it the proud full sail of his great verse
    87. Sonnet 87 – Farewell! thou art too dear for my possessing
    88. Sonnet 88 – When thou shalt be dispos’d to set me light
    89. Sonnet 89 – Say that thou didst forsake me for some fault
    90. Sonnet 90 – Then hate me when thou wilt; if ever, now
    91. Sonnet 91 – Some glory in their birth, some in their skill
    92. Sonnet 92 – But do thy worst to steal thyself away
    93. Sonnet 93 – So shall I live, supposing thou art true
    94. Sonnet 94 – They that have power to hurt and will do none
    95. Sonnet 95 – How sweet and lovely dost thou make the shame
    96. Sonnet 96 – Some say thy fault is youth, some wantonness
    97. Sonnet 97 – How like a winter hath my absence been
    98. Sonnet 98 – From you have I been absent in the spring
    99. Sonnet 99 – The forward violet thus did I chide
    100. Sonnet 100 – Where art thou, Muse, that thou forget’st so long
    101. Sonnet 101 – O truant Muse, what shall be thy amends
    102. Sonnet 102 – My love is strengthen’d, though more weak in seeming
    103. Sonnet 103 – Alack! what poverty my Muse brings forth
    104. Sonnet 104 – To me, fair friend, you never can be old
    105. Sonnet 105 – Let not my love be call’d idolatry
    106. Sonnet 106 – When in the chronicle of wasted time
    107. Sonnet 107 – Not mine own fears, nor the prophetic soul
    108. Sonnet 108 – What ‘s in the brain, that ink may character
    109. Sonnet 109 – O! never say that I was false of heart
    110. Sonnet 110 – Alas! ’tis true I have gone here and there
    111. Sonnet 111 – O! for my sake do you with Fortune chide
    112. Sonnet 112 – Your love and pity doth the impression fill
    113. Sonnet 113 – Since I left you, mine eye is in my mind
    114. Sonnet 114 – Or whether doth my mind, being crown’d with you
    115. Sonnet 115 – Those lines that I before have writ do lie
    116. Sonnet 116 – Let me not to the marriage of true minds
    117. Sonnet 117 – Accuse me thus: that I have scanted all
    118. Sonnet 118 – Like as, to make our appetites more keen
    119. Sonnet 119 – What potions have I drunk of Siren tears
    120. Sonnet 120 – That you were once unkind befriends me now
    121. Sonnet 121 -‘Tis better to be vile than vile esteem’d
    122. Sonnet 122 – Thy gift, thy tables, are within my brain
    123. Sonnet 123 – No, Time, thou shalt not boast that I do change
    124. Sonnet 124 – If my dear love were but the child of state
    125. Sonnet 125 – Were ‘t aught to me I bore the canopy
    126. Sonnet 126 – O thou, my lovely boy, who in thy power
    127. Sonnet 127 – In the old age black was not counted fair
    128. Sonnet 128 – How oft when thou, my music, music play’st
    129. Sonnet 129 – The expense of spirit in a waste of shame
    130. Sonnet 130 – My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun
    131. Sonnet 131 – Thou art as tyrannous, so as thou art
    132. Sonnet 132 – Thine eyes I love, and they, as pitying me
    133. Sonnet 133 – Beshrew that heart that makes my heart to groan
    134. Sonnet 134 – So, now I have confess’d that he is thine
    135. Sonnet 135 – Whoever hath her wish, thou hast thy Will
    136. Sonnet 136 – If thy soul check thee that I come so near
    137. Sonnet 137 – Thou blind fool, Love, what dost thou to mine eyes
    138. Sonnet 138 – When my love swears that she is made of truth
    139. Sonnet 139 – O! call not me to justify the wrong
    140. Sonnet 140 – Be wise as thou art cruel; do not press
    141. Sonnet 141 – In faith, I do not love thee with mine eyes
    142. Sonnet 142 – Love is my sin, and thy dear virtue hate
    143. Sonnet 143 – Lo, as a careful housewife runs to catch
    144. Sonnet 144 – Two loves I have of comfort and despair
    145. Sonnet 145 – Those lips that Love’s own hand did make
    146. Sonnet 146 – Poor soul, the centre of my sinful earth
    147. Sonnet 147 – My love is as a fever, longing still
    148. Sonnet 148 – O me! what eyes hath Love put in my head
    149. Sonnet 149 – Canst thou, O cruel! say I love thee not
    150. Sonnet 150 – O! from what power hast thou this powerful might
    151. Sonnet 151 – Love is too young to know what conscience is
    152. Sonnet 152 – In loving thee thou know’st I am forsworn
    153. Sonnet 153 – Cupid laid by his brand and fell asleep
    154. Sonnet 154 – The little Love-god lying once asleep

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Will created Poem Analysis back in 2015 and has a team of the best poetry experts helping him analyze poems from the past and present. Although he has a background in Automotive Engineering, having worked for McLaren testing supercars, Will has a keen eye for poetry and literature.
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