Shakespeare's Sonnets by William Shakespeare

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Why do sonnets make a great form for love poetry?

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An interesting question.
In part the answer is, simple tradition. Once it has been established that the sonnet is the form for a love poem, great poet/lovers later worked in that tradition because it was expected of them.

However, there are three formal reasons why it is a great form for love poetry. The first is also simple: it is short enough to...

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