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What the community says about Shakespeare's Sonnets
- "I am amazed at how much I enjoyed these sonnets, as I never considered myself a Shakespeare fan. The Bard clearly understand human emotion on a soulful level; he expresses love and joy, loss and regret in a way no one else could. These are some of the best poems I've ever read!"
- "To the modern reader, it's often difficult to see the value in literature from the 17th century, but no one can deny the tremendous influence that remains from the work of Shakespeare. While this is actually a collection of sonnets penned by the bard, they're every bit as worth reading as any of his plays, perhaps moreso just to get a broader picture of the scope of Shakespeare's work."
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in What are the best poetry books"Shakespeare's sonnets is a great poetry book. Shakespeare is the most known poet of all time. The poetry of the sonnets is a classic. I think everyone should own that book of several poems from Shakespeare."
- "For a college student to not know about Shakespeare's works would truly be a disservice to the American education system. With themes of love, death, beauty, and the passage of time, the 154 sonnets contained within this book form perhaps THE seminal pieces of classic Western literature. The nuances contained within can be found by discerning readers, as one realizes how complicated Shakespeare was, as a man who experienced love, and well as a man who subtly and stealthily criticized royalty in a manner unbeknownst to them. Read the book, impress the ladies, as well as your literature professor. Buy it today!"