This lecture introduce on Shakespeare Sonnets. A sonnet is a fourteen-line poem in iambic pentameter. Iambic Pentameter is the rhythm and metre in which poets and playwrights wrote in Elizabethan England. It is a metre that Shakespeare uses. It is percussive and attractive to the ear and has an effect on the listener’s central nervous system. An Example of Pentameter from Shakespeare: but SOFT what LIGHT through YONder WINdow BREAKS.