How many sonnets did William Shakespeare write?

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  • 154 correct

    William Shakespeare wrote a total of 154 sonnets and 152 of them ended up being published in “Shakespeare’s Sonnets” in 1609. So, what is a “sonnet” exactly? A sonnet is a poem with exactly fourteen lines. The 14 lines can be broken down into a total of four sections. The word “sonnet” comes from the Italian word “sonetto” which means “little song”.

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