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 (still analysing)
  112. Sonnet 112 – Your love and pity doth the impression fill (still analysing)
  113. Sonnet 113 – Since I left you, mine eye is in my mind (still analysing)
  114. Sonnet 114 – Or whether doth my mind, being crown’d with you (still analysing)
  115. Sonnet 115 – Those lines that I before have writ do lie (still analysing)
  116. Sonnet 116 – Let me not to the marriage of true minds
  117. Sonnet 117 – Accuse me thus: that I have scanted all (still analysing)
  118. Sonnet 118 – Like as, to make our appetites more keen (still analysing)
  119. Sonnet 119 – What potions have I drunk of Siren tears (still analysing)
  120. Sonnet 120 – That you were once unkind befriends me now (still analysing)
  121. Sonnet 121 -‘Tis better to be vile than vile esteem’d (still analysing)
  122. Sonnet 122 – Thy gift, thy tables, are within my brain (still analysing)
  123. Sonnet 123 – No, Time, thou shalt not boast that I do change (still analysing)
  124. Sonnet 124 – If my dear love were but the child of state (still analysing)
  125. Sonnet 125 – Were ‘t aught to me I bore the canopy (still analysing)
  126. Sonnet 126 – O thou, my lovely boy, who in thy power (still analysing)
  127. Sonnet 127 – In the old age black was not counted fair (still analysing)
  128. Sonnet 128 – How oft when thou, my music, music play’st (still analysing)
  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 (still analysing)
  132. Sonnet 132 – Thine eyes I love, and they, as pitying me (still analysing)
  133. Sonnet 133 – Beshrew that heart that makes my heart to groan (still analysing)
  134. Sonnet 134 – So, now I have confess’d that he is thine
  135. Sonnet 135 – Whoever hath her wish, thou hast thy Will (still analysing)
  136. Sonnet 136 – If thy soul check thee that I come so near (still analysing)
  137. Sonnet 137 – Thou blind fool, Love, what dost thou to mine eyes (still analysing)
  138. Sonnet 138 – When my love swears that she is made of truth (still analysing)
  139. Sonnet 139 – O! call not me to justify the wrong (still analysing)
  140. Sonnet 140 – Be wise as thou art cruel; do not press (still analysing)
  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 (still analysing)
  143. Sonnet 143 – Lo, as a careful housewife runs to catch (still analysing)
  144. Sonnet 144 – Two loves I have of comfort and despair (still analysing)
  145. Sonnet 145 – Those lips that Love’s own hand did make (still analysing)
  146. Sonnet 146 – Poor soul, the centre of my sinful earth (still analysing)
  147. Sonnet 147 – My love is as a fever, longing still (still analysing)
  148. Sonnet 148 – O me! what eyes hath Love put in my head (still analysing)
  149. Sonnet 149 – Canst thou, O cruel! say I love thee not (still analysing)
  150. Sonnet 150 – O! from what power hast thou this powerful might (still analysing)
  151. Sonnet 151 – Love is too young to know what conscience is (still analysing)
  152. Sonnet 152 – In loving thee thou know’st I am forsworn (still analysing)
  153. Sonnet 153 – Cupid laid by his brand and fell asleep (still analysing)
  154. Sonnet 154 – The little Love-god lying once asleep (still analysing)

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