Historical Context in Shakespeare's Sonnets
To learn more about the historical context of the sonnets, visit our Guide to Shakespeare’s Sonnets.
Historical Context Examples in Shakespeare's Sonnets:
"The better angel is a man right fair, The worser spirit a woman colour'd ill. To win me soon to hell, my female evil, Tempteth my better angel from my side, And would corrupt my saint to be a devil,..." See in text (Sonnets 141–154)
"And sav'd my life..." See in text (Sonnets 141–154)
"Love is my sin, and thy dear virtue hate,..." See in text (Sonnets 141–154)
" That she that makes me sin awards me pain...." See in text (Sonnets 141–154)