Early sonnets are related to the early plays and later ones are akin to the dark comedies or tragedies:
It has been argued sometimes that the early sonnets are related to the early plays and later ones are akin to the dark comedies or tragedies like Hamlet. There is the other contention that the order of the sonnets as we have them does not reflect the chronological order of their composition and that the affinity of style of sonnets to certain plays does not conclusively establish any necessary connexion between them. For a sonnet is a particular form of literary composition with its own innate theme and diction, different from a play with the latter’s structural and thematic uniqueness. C. S. Lewis makes the point admirably when he says that if Shakespeare could take time away to write a sonnet while composing King Lear, the sonnet might not have been in the style of Lear.
Early sonnets reflect Shakespeare’s life- experience with regard to love and lust: