Shakespeare Quarterly – Sonnets

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Turning Sonnets into Poems: Textual Affect and John Benson’s Metaphysical Shakespeare.

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In Turning Sonnets, Megan Heffernan questions the arrangements and classification of sonnets through the analysis of textual features including genres, thematics and form. It proves to be a deeply interesting read, highlighting the history of cataloguing sources and modes, to effectively name (or in Shakespeare’s case) number sonnets.

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