Poetry up 1600


shake-spear sonnets 

the sonnets to the man express overwhelming ,obsessional love ,the main issue of debate has always

been whether it remained platonic or became physical .

The first 17 poems traditionally called the procreation sonnets are addressed to the young man urging

him to marry and have children in order to immortalize his beauty passing it to the next generation.

other sonnets express the  speaker's love for the young man brood upon loneliness ,death, and the

transience  of life

The final two sonnets are allegorical  treatments  of  Greek Epigrarms referring to the "little love-god"