A look at his life and his sonnets, including a short biography.
The purpose of this paper is to let the reader know what poetry is, who William Shakespeare was, and how his work became famous.
“The complete, authoritative account of Shakespeare’s life is lacking, and thus much questioning surrounds relatively few facts. It is commonly accepted that he was born in 1564, and it is known that he was baptized in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. He was the 3rd of 8 children, he was probably educated at the local grammar school. As the eldest son, Shakespeare ordinarily would have been apprenticed to his father’s shop so that he could learn and eventually take over the business, but according to one account he was apprenticed to a butcher because of declines in his father’s financial situation. According to another account, he became a schoolmaster. In 1582, at the age of 18, Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway, the daughter of a farmer. He is supposed to have left Stratford after he was caught poaching in the deer park of Sir Thomas Lucy, a local justice of the peace. Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway had a daughter in 1583 and twins (a boy and a girl) in 1585. The little baby boy did not survive. ”