Sonnet 29 : When In Disgrace by William Shakespeare - Poetry Reading

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Sonnet 29 : When In Disgrace - A Sonnet by William Shakespeare. About the sonnet - Sonnet 29 follows the same basic structure as Shakespeare's other sonnets, containing fourteen lines and written in iambic pentameter, and composed of three rhyming quatrains with a rhyming couplet at the end. However, it does not follow the traditional English rhyme scheme of ABAB CDCD EFEF GG. Rather, the scheme is ABAB CDCD EBEB FF. As noted by Bernhard Frank, Sonnet 29 includes two distinct sections with the Speaker explaining his current depressed state of mind in the first octave and then conjuring what appears to be a happier image in the last seste. 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 -