In an uproariously funny drama, the speaker likens himself to a naughty baby who chases and cries for his mother after she speeds off to fetch a fleeing chicken.
An introduction to the Sonnet as a poetic genre, focusing on the contribution of Wyatt, Sidney and Spenser as Elizabethan Sonneteers
The speaker in Sonnet 13 muses on the idea of composing a verse about her newly found emotion of love, but she hesitates for she fears touching the grief that still molests her.
In sonnet 12, the speaker is becoming more comfortable, realizing that she is truly loved by her suitor. Still she gives him all credit for her ability to love as deeply as she does.
The speaker in Elizabeth Barrett Browning's sonnet 32 finds her confidence first enlarging and then shrinking again on her journey through the adventure of love.
In Edward de Vere's sonnet, the speaker compares falling in love to a game of tennis.
Barrett Browning's Sonnet 5 from Sonnets from the Portuguese focuses on the speaker's lack of confidence that her budding relationship will continue to grow.
William Shakespeare presents similarities and differences between two of his best known sonnets, Sonnet 18 or Shall I Compare Thee… and Sonnet 130 or My Mistress’ Eyes…
In Masters' American sonnet, “Louise Smith” is a woman who was jilted after an eight-year engagement.
The speaker of sonnet 10 is beginning to reason that despite her flaws, the transformative power of love can change her negative, dismissive attitude.