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Misunderstood

March 14, 2013

After reading many English sonnets in our English Renaissance Unit, the students had the challenge of writing a sonnet. They were supposed to follow many sonnet conventions including: 14 lines, 10 syllables per line, abab cdcd efef gg rhyme scheme, and a reflective theme of romantic love or friendship love. In addition to following these conventions, Joe brought both creativity and a touch of humor to this sonnet.

quill  MISUNDERSTOOD

Mean looks accompanied by a big heart

Strike fear in all men that you gaze upon.

An unbreakable bond right from the start,

Loyalty any man could depend on.

Poor reputation that deceives many,

Given no chance to prove yourself to mankind.

Cherished by some, although hated by plenty,

Attracted to your violence, your love blind.

You are sweet and sour like sweet and sour sauce;

Society portrays you as a monster.

In your own eyes, you think yourself a boss;

Acceptance and love, you hope to conquer.

A misunderstood lover in the end,

You are a pit bull, my dog, and my friend.

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Joe Nifong is a student in Ms. Haynie’s English 12B Language Arts class.

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