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    Sonnet 1 : From Fairest Creatures by William Shakespeare - Poetry Reading


    by Rajshri

    Sonnet 1 : From Fairest Creatures – A Sonnet by William Shakespeare. About the sonnet - Sonnet 1 is the first in a series 154 sonnets written by William Shakespeare that were published in 1609. They were published without the authorization of Shakespeare himself, but the order remained the same and the sonnets continue to be read with this sonnet as the 1st in the sequence. Analyzing the sonnets in this order allows for an underlying story of a love triangle to emerge. Sonnet 1 is part of the "Fair Youth" sonnets, in which an unnamed young man (the beloved) is being addressed by the speaker (the lover) and later sonnets also refer to a "dark lady" (thus they are called the "Dark Lady" sonnets). About the author- William Shakespeare (baptised 26 April 1564; died 23 April 1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language. Shakespeare was born and brought up in Stratford-upon–Avon. For more videos log onto Also find us on Facebook at Subscribe & Stay Tuned -