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 Analysis

Sonnet 1 – From fairest creatures we desire increase

Sonnet 2 – When forty winters shall besiege thy brow (still analysing)

Sonnet 3 – Look in thy glass, and tell the face thou viewest

Sonnet 4 – Unthrifty loveliness, why dost thou spend (still analysing)

Sonnet 5 – Those hours, that with gentle work did frame

Sonnet 6 – Then let not winter’s ragged hand deface

Sonnet 7 – Lo! in the orient when the gracious light (still analysing)

Sonnet 8 – Music to hear, why hear’st thou music sadly? (still analysing)

Sonnet 9 – Is it for fear to wet a widow’s eye (still analysing)

Sonnet 10 – For shame! deny that thou bear’st love to any (still analysing)

Sonnet 11 – As fast as thou shalt wane, so fast thou grow’st (still analysing)

Sonnet 12 – When I do count the clock that tells the time (still analysing)

Sonnet 13 – O! that you were yourself; but, love you are (still analysing)

Sonnet 14 – Not from the stars do I my judgment pluck (still analysing)

Sonnet 15 – When I consider every thing that grows (still analysing)

Sonnet 16 – But wherefore do not you a mightier way (still analysing)

Sonnet 17 – Who will believe my verse in time to come (still analysing)

Sonnet 18 – Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?

Sonnet 19 – Devouring Time, blunt thou the lion’s paws

Sonnet 20 – A woman’s face with Nature’s own hand painted (still analysing)

Sonnet 21 – So is it not with me as with that Muse (still analysing)

Sonnet 22 – My glass shall not persuade me I am old (still analysing)

Sonnet 23 – As an unperfect actor on the stage (still analysing)

Sonnet 24 – Mine eye hath play’d the painter and hath stell’d (still analysing)

Sonnet 25 – Let those who are in favour with their stars (still analysing)

Sonnet 26 – Lord of my love, to whom in vassalage (still analysing)

Sonnet 27 – Weary with toil, I haste me to my bed

Sonnet 28 – How can I then return in happy plight (still analysing)

Sonnet 29 – When in disgrace with fortune and men’s eyes (still analysing)

Sonnet 30 – When to the sessions of sweet silent thought (still analysing)

Sonnet 31 – Thy bosom is endeared with all hearts (still analysing)

Sonnet 32 – If thou survive my well-contented day (still analysing)

Sonnet 33 – Full many a glorious morning have I seen (still analysing)

Sonnet 34 – Why didst thou promise such a beauteous day (still analysing)

Sonnet 35 – No more be griev’d at that which thou hast done (still analysing)

Sonnet 36 – Let me confess that we two must be twain (still analysing)

Sonnet 37 – As a decrepit father takes delight (still analysing)

Sonnet 38 – How can my Muse want subject to invent (still analysing)

Sonnet 39 – O! how thy worth with manners may I sing (still analysing)

Sonnet 40 – Take all my loves, my love, yea, take them all (still analysing)

Sonnet 41 – Those pretty wrongs that liberty commits (still analysing)

Sonnet 42 – That thou hast her, it is not all my grief (still analysing)

Sonnet 43 – When most I wink, then do mine eyes best see (still analysing)

Sonnet 44 – If the dull substance of my flesh were thought (still analysing)

Sonnet 45 – The other two, slight air and purging fire (still analysing)

Sonnet 46 – Mine eye and heart are at a mortal war (still analysing)

Sonnet 47 – Betwixt mine eye and heart a league is took (still analysing)

Sonnet 48 – How careful was I when I took my way (still analysing)

Sonnet 49 – Against that time, if ever that time come (still analysing)

Sonnet 50 – How heavy do I journey on the way (still analysing)

Sonnet 51 – Thus can my love excuse the slow offence (still analysing)

Sonnet 52 – So am I as the rich, whose blessed key (still analysing)

Sonnet 53 – What is your substance, whereof are you made (still analysing)

Sonnet 54 – O! how much more doth beauty beauteous seem (still analysing)

Sonnet 55 – Not marble, nor the gilded monuments

Sonnet 56 – Sweet love, renew thy force; be it not said (still analysing)

Sonnet 57 – Being your slave, what should I do but tend

Sonnet 58 – That god forbid that made me first your slave (still analysing)

Sonnet 59 – If there be nothing new, but that which is (still analysing)

Sonnet 60 – Like as the waves make towards the pebbled shore (still analysing)

Sonnet 61 – Is it thy will thy image should keep open (still analysing)

Sonnet 62 – Sin of self-love possesseth all mine eye (still analysing)

Sonnet 63 – Against my love shall be, as I am now (still analysing)

Sonnet 64 – When I have seen by Time’s fell hand defac’d (still analysing)

Sonnet 65 – Since brass, nor stone, nor earth, nor boundless sea (still analysing)

Sonnet 66 – Tir’d with all these, for restful death I cry (still analysing)

Sonnet 67 – Ah! wherefore with infection should he live (still analysing)

Sonnet 68 – Thus is his cheek the map of days outworn (still analysing)

Sonnet 69 – Those parts of thee that the world’s eye doth view (still analysing)

Sonnet 70 – That thou art blam’d shall not be thy defect (still analysing)

Sonnet 71 – No longer mourn for me when I am dead (still analysing)

Sonnet 72 – O! lest the world should task you to recite (still analysing)

Sonnet 73 – That time of year thou mayst in me behold

Sonnet 74 – But be contented: when that fell arrest (still analysing)

Sonnet 75 – So are you to my thoughts as food to life (still analysing)

Sonnet 76 – Why is my verse so barren of new pride (still analysing)

Sonnet 77 – Thy glass will show thee how thy beauties wear (still analysing)

Sonnet 78 – So oft have I invok’d thee for my Muse (still analysing)

Sonnet 79 – Whilst I alone did call upon thy aid (still analysing)

Sonnet 80 – O! how I faint when I of you do write (still analysing)

Sonnet 81 – Or I shall live your epitaph to make (still analysing)

Sonnet 82 – I grant thou wert not married to my Muse (still analysing)

Sonnet 83 – I never saw that you did painting need (still analysing)

Sonnet 84 – Who is it that says most? which can say more (still analysing)

Sonnet 85 – My tongue-tied Muse in manners holds her still (still analysing)

Sonnet 86 – Was it the proud full sail of his great verse (still analysing)

Sonnet 87 – Farewell! thou art too dear for my possessing (still analysing)

Sonnet 88 – When thou shalt be dispos’d to set me light (still analysing)

Sonnet 89 – Say that thou didst forsake me for some fault (still analysing)

Sonnet 90 – Then hate me when thou wilt; if ever, now (still analysing)

Sonnet 91 – Some glory in their birth, some in their skill (still analysing)

Sonnet 92 – But do thy worst to steal thyself away (still analysing)

Sonnet 93 – So shall I live, supposing thou art true (still analysing)

Sonnet 94 – They that have power to hurt and will do none (still analysing)

Sonnet 95 – How sweet and lovely dost thou make the shame (still analysing)

Sonnet 96 – Some say thy fault is youth, some wantonness (still analysing)

Sonnet 97 – How like a winter hath my absence been (still analysing)

Sonnet 98 – From you have I been absent in the spring (still analysing)

Sonnet 99 – The forward violet thus did I chide (still analysing)

Sonnet 100 – Where art thou, Muse, that thou forget’st so long (still analysing)

Sonnet 101 – O truant Muse, what shall be thy amends (still analysing)

Sonnet 102 – My love is strengthen’d, though more weak in seeming (still analysing)

Sonnet 103 – Alack! what poverty my Muse brings forth (still analysing)

Sonnet 104 – To me, fair friend, you never can be old (still analysing)

Sonnet 105 – Let not my love be call’d idolatry (still analysing)

Sonnet 106 – When in the chronicle of wasted time

Sonnet 107 – Not mine own fears, nor the prophetic soul (still analysing)

Sonnet 108 – What ‘s in the brain, that ink may character (still analysing)

Sonnet 109 – O! never say that I was false of heart (still analysing)

Sonnet 110 – Alas! ’tis true I have gone here and there (still analysing)

Sonnet 111 – O! for my sake do you with Fortune chide (still analysing)

Sonnet 112 – Your love and pity doth the impression fill (still analysing)

Sonnet 113 – Since I left you, mine eye is in my mind (still analysing)

Sonnet 114 – Or whether doth my mind, being crown’d with you (still analysing)

Sonnet 115 – Those lines that I before have writ do lie (still analysing)

Sonnet 116 – Let me not to the marriage of true minds

Sonnet 117 – Accuse me thus: that I have scanted all (still analysing)

Sonnet 118 – Like as, to make our appetites more keen (still analysing)

Sonnet 119 – What potions have I drunk of Siren tears (still analysing)

Sonnet 120 – That you were once unkind befriends me now (still analysing)

Sonnet 121 -‘Tis better to be vile than vile esteem’d (still analysing)

Sonnet 122 – Thy gift, thy tables, are within my brain (still analysing)

Sonnet 123 – No, Time, thou shalt not boast that I do change (still analysing)

Sonnet 124 – If my dear love were but the child of state (still analysing)

Sonnet 125 – Were ‘t aught to me I bore the canopy (still analysing)

Sonnet 126 – O thou, my lovely boy, who in thy power (still analysing)

Sonnet 127 – In the old age black was not counted fair (still analysing)

Sonnet 128 – How oft when thou, my music, music play’st (still analysing)

Sonnet 129 – The expense of spirit in a waste of shame

Sonnet 130 – My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun

Sonnet 131 – Thou art as tyrannous, so as thou art (still analysing)

Sonnet 132 – Thine eyes I love, and they, as pitying me (still analysing)

Sonnet 133 – Beshrew that heart that makes my heart to groan (still analysing)

Sonnet 134 – So, now I have confess’d that he is thine (still analysing)

Sonnet 135 – Whoever hath her wish, thou hast thy Will (still analysing)

Sonnet 136 – If thy soul check thee that I come so near (still analysing)

Sonnet 137 – Thou blind fool, Love, what dost thou to mine eyes (still analysing)

Sonnet 138 – When my love swears that she is made of truth (still analysing)

Sonnet 139 – O! call not me to justify the wrong (still analysing)

Sonnet 140 – Be wise as thou art cruel; do not press (still analysing)

Sonnet 141 – In faith, I do not love thee with mine eyes

Sonnet 142 – Love is my sin, and thy dear virtue hate (still analysing)

Sonnet 143 – Lo, as a careful housewife runs to catch (still analysing)

Sonnet 144 – Two loves I have of comfort and despair (still analysing)

Sonnet 145 – Those lips that Love’s own hand did make (still analysing)

Sonnet 146 – Poor soul, the centre of my sinful earth (still analysing)

Sonnet 147 – My love is as a fever, longing still (still analysing)

Sonnet 148 – O me! what eyes hath Love put in my head (still analysing)

Sonnet 149 – Canst thou, O cruel! say I love thee not (still analysing)

Sonnet 150 – O! from what power hast thou this powerful might (still analysing)

Sonnet 151 – Love is too young to know what conscience is (still analysing)

Sonnet 152 – In loving thee thou know’st I am forsworn (still analysing)

Sonnet 153 – Cupid laid by his brand and fell asleep (still analysing)

Sonnet 154 – The little Love-god lying once asleep (still analysing)

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