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For English class not too long ago, we had to write our own Shakespearean sonnet, since we were at the time going to start reading Othello. I wasn't too sure what to write for my sonnet, but after thinking about it for a long time, I got the idea to write a sonnet based on The Hunger Games. I had an idea to write a sonnet of Rue's death, since it is such an emotional scene. I wrote it as if Katniss was speaking to Rue. I wanted to share it with you fellow Hunger Games fans... I hope you like it!




When I look upon thy young fading life

Thou see the light escaping from your eyes

Begging for the end of your final strife

Oh, my friend, can't you hear my shrieking cries?


As thine heart is grieved from thy stolen youth

An innocence too precious to be lost

Thou shall tell thee the utmost complete truth

Why this game came at a terrible cost


Thy world is filled with never ending greed

A consuming desire for power

Without concern for a young girl in need

Who is slowly losing her last hour


Now as thee lay dying, thou shed a tear

For a youthful girl will be far from fears