In England the sonnet from arrived with Sir Thomas Quatt in the 16th century.
What's sonnet followed was followed by that of Sir Philip Sidney, Edmund Spencer and William Shakespeare, who was a great sonnet e'er.
Shakespeare wrote about 154 sonnets.
The Shakespeariano sonnet consists of fourteen lines, of iambic pentameter, three quarrying and a rhyming couplet which concludes the poem.
Generally the sonnet has a rhyme she me of the kind abab; it speaks in each quatrainquatrain of different aspects of the main theme, which is resolved in the final couplet.
The aim of English poetry was to give importance to the English language.
English poets were aware of creating a new language and looked to the Italian sonnet as an example of a simple poetic form.
The Catholic belief in the weakness of physical love had been replaced by the Protestant belief that there is a divine blessing in love.
Shakespeare, Donne and later the Methaphisicals, presented and discussed the divine nature of Love.
Spencer's sonnet has a rhyme scheme of the kind abab.
It is original in comparison to the Petrarchian sonnet and it functions as a link between the Petrarchian sonnet and the Shakespeariano sonnet.