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List of Poems by William Shakespeare

Updated June 14, 2019 22.0k views160 items

List of popular poetry by William Shakespeare, listed alphabetically. William Shakespeare is one of the most famous poets of all time, having written hundreds of poems that have been enjoyed by people all over the world. William Shakespeare is known for various types of poetry, such as prose, limerick, haiku and various other types. If you're an aspiring poet or just a poetry lover than use this list of popular William Shakespeare poems to find a few that you've never read before.

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    A Lover's Complaint

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    "A Lover's Complaint" is a narrative poem published as an appendix to the original edition of Shakespeare's Sonnets. It is given the title "A Lover's Complaint" in the book, which was published by...  more
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    Sonnet 18, often alternately titled Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?, is one of the best-known of 154 sonnets written by the English playwright and poet William Shakespeare. Part of the Fair...  more
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    Shakespeare's sonnets

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    Shakespeare's Sonnets is a book with the complete collection of the 154 sonnets of William Shakespeare....  more
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    Sonnet 1

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    Sonnet 1 is one of 154 sonnets written by the English playwright and poet William Shakespeare. It is a procreation sonnet within the Fair Youth sequence....  more
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    Sonnet 10

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    Sonnet 10 is one of 154 sonnets written by the English playwright and poet William Shakespeare. It is a procreation sonnet within the Fair Youth sequence. In the sonnet, Shakespeare uses a rather...  more
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    Sonnet 100

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    Sonnet 100 is one of 154 sonnets written by the English playwright and poet William Shakespeare. It is a member of the Fair Youth sequence, in which the poet expresses his love towards a young man....  more
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    Sonnet 101

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    Sonnet 101 is one of 154 sonnets written by the English playwright and poet William Shakespeare. It is a member of the Fair Youth sequence, in which the poet expresses his love towards a young man....  more
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    Sonnet 102

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    Sonnet 102, which can also be titled “My love is strengthened, though more week in seeming,” is one of 154 sonnets written by the English playwright and poet William Shakespeare. These sonnets...  more
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    Sonnet 103

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    Sonnet 103 is one of 154 sonnets written by the English playwright and poet William Shakespeare. It is a member of the Fair Youth sequence, in which the poet expresses his love towards a young man....  more
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    Sonnet 104

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    Sonnet 104 is one of 154 sonnets written by the English playwright and poet William Shakespeare. It is a member of the Fair Youth sequence, in which the poet expresses his love towards a young man....  more
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    Sonnet 105

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    Sonnet 105 is one of 154 sonnets written by the English playwright and poet William Shakespeare....  more
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    Sonnet 106

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    Sonnet 106 is one of 154 sonnets written by the English playwright and poet William Shakespeare. It is a member of the Fair Youth sequence, in which the poet expresses his love towards a young woman....  more
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    Sonnet 107

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    Sonnet 107 is one of 154 sonnets written by the English playwright and poet William Shakespeare. It is a member of the Fair Youth sequence, in which the poet expresses his love towards a young man....  more
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    Sonnet 108

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    Sonnet 108 is one of 154 sonnets written by the English playwright and poet William Shakespeare. It is a member of the Fair Youth sequence, in which the poet expresses his love towards a young man....  more
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    Sonnet 109

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    Sonnet 109 is one of 154 sonnets written by the English playwright and poet William Shakespeare. It's a member of the Fair Youth sequence, in which the poet expresses his love towards a young man....  more
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    Sonnet 11

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    Sonnet 11 is one of 154 sonnets written by the English playwright and poet William Shakespeare. It is a procreation sonnet within the Fair Youth sequence. In the sonnet, the speaker reasons that even...  more
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    Sonnet 110

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    Sonnet 110 is one of 154 sonnets written by the English playwright and poet William Shakespeare. It is a member of the Fair Youth sequence, in which the poet expresses his love towards a young man....  more
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    Sonnet 111

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    Sonnet 111 is one of 154 sonnets written by the English playwright and poet William Shakespeare. It is a member of the Fair Youth sequence, in which the poet expresses his love towards a young man....  more
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    Sonnet 112

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    Sonnet 112 is one of 154 sonnets written by the English playwright and poet William Shakespeare. It is a member of the Fair Youth sequence, in which the poet expresses his love towards a young man....  more
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    Sonnet 113

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    Sonnet 113 is one of 154 sonnets written by the English playwright and poet William Shakespeare. It's a member of the Fair Youth sequence, in which the poet expresses his love towards a young man....  more
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    Sonnet 114

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    Sonnet 114 is one of 154 sonnets written by the English playwright and poet William Shakespeare. It is a member of the Fair Youth sequence, in which the poet expresses his love towards a young man....  more
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    Sonnet 115

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    Sonnet 115 is one of 154 sonnets written by the English playwright and poet William Shakespeare. It is a member of the Fair Youth sequence, in which the poet expresses his love towards a young man....  more
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    Sonnet 116

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    Shakespeare's sonnet 116 was first published in 1609. Its structure and form are a typical example of the Shakespearean sonnet. The poet begins by stating he should not stand in the way of true love....  more
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    Sonnet 117

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    Shakespeare's sonnet 117 was first published in 1609. It uses similar imagery to Sonnet 116 and expands on the challenge in the closing couplet ("If this be error and upon me proved, / I never writ,...  more
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    Sonnet 118

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    Sonnet 118 is one of 154 sonnets written by the English playwright and poet William Shakespeare. It is a member of the Fair Youth sequence, in which the poet expresses his love towards a young man....  more