Comment -250 of , added on May 20th, 2007 at 2:45 PM.
whenever i feeling low, i write this poem out anywher and i read it and
read it then i cry, i feel emily write it for me i related to this poem.
really it is agood poem
from Saudi Arabia
Comment -251 of , added on May 13th, 2007 at 7:57 AM.
Yes okay! We all get that being quite and mysterious is great but isn't
this poem telling us to be ourselves have any of you ever considered that
maybe the loud people in your class are being themselves. How on earth
would you no if you don't talk to them and label them as something they are
not. You never judge someone just because of the way they look, wear etc
stop labeling them by societys acceptance of it. maybe the loud people are
affraid of being themselves maybe they are being themselves did you ever
consider the fact that it might be the quite people that are scared of
being themselves. loud and outgoing people are being themselves see you get
it they couldn't give a rats what you people think cause they are enjoying
life and expressing their feelings "being themselves"
Anna from Australia
Comment -252 of , added on May 11th, 2007 at 10:08 AM.
To be nobody, that's Emily 's style,and that's Emily always wanted to be
Layla from China
Comment -253 of , added on April 12th, 2007 at 3:39 PM.
This poem of Emily Dickinsonís, Iím nobody who are you?, is very
comforting. I think the intent of this poem is to cheer you up when youíre
feeling down and lonely. Itís supposed to remind you that whatever
situation youíre in, whatever your feeling, youíre not alone. Someone else
is feeling the same way you are. When Emily mentions nobodies, I think she
means a person who is powerless and canít change what or who they are.
Because Emily continued to use I she is considering herself a nobody. This
makes sense because she was very isolated her whole life and didnít feel
important while living.
emy from United States
Comment -254 of , added on April 10th, 2007 at 8:26 PM.
The frog reference does make sense. I haven't read too many previous posts
so I don't know if this is explained or not but the similie that Dickinson
uses to compare "somebodies" to frogs is genius. Frogs croak constantly
making their existence known to the whole "bog" (swamp). We can also infer
from this poem that Dickinson did consider herself a "nobody" because she
was not well known while she was alive and only 10 of her poems were
published. She does however illustrate a luxury in being a nobody that the
dreary somebodies cannot understand.
(high school senior)
Nelson from United States
Comment -255 of , added on February 26th, 2007 at 7:33 PM.
Is it possible that Emily was actually compltley insane and that we are all
over analyzing this. The reason, because the frog refrence makes no sense
to the rest of the poem. I think its very possible she was just completley
Alan from United States
Comment -256 of , added on February 21st, 2007 at 9:18 AM.
what Ryan said is so true!!! I'd rather be a Nobody 10 times more than be a
somebody. I wouldnt know how to act if i werent being myself! I wouldnt
want to be a around a frog, someone thats tryin to hard to fit in when
everyones born to stand out in their own way! be happy in your OWN SKIN!!!!
Dora ( from Freedom HIGH)
from United States
Comment -257 of , added on February 20th, 2007 at 11:45 AM.
what`s "hush can nununan casa flinken heish ulgen hoffer bolshi haethen
shetr klinken" mean???
can someone translate for me?
Comment -258 of , added on February 13th, 2007 at 7:32 PM.
I think this poem is really inspiring and I think Emily has a wide range of
knowledge. From my perspective, Emily is telling you to be yourself, and
being like everyone else is boring.
Comment -259 of , added on January 2nd, 2007 at 2:56 AM.
i like almost all emily's but i can say this is one of them i like the
most. it's inspiring me to be someone that never cares of what people may
think of us before we really do what we intend to do. if one somebody can
banish or publish us, what will happen if we can't manage being with many
of them :)
oftentime, a poem is stronger in supporting me than anything can give...
rike from Indonesia