Shakespeare's Sonnets is a collection of 154 poems by William Shakespeare published in 1609. These sonnets deal with a variety of themes such as love, beauty or life.
The first poems are dedicated to a young man whom the author urges to marry and have children. In the following, the poet develops an ambiguous admiration for the young man. The last sonnets focus on the poet's mistress (the Dark Lady) and more explicitly talk about sexuality.