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Analysis and comments on I'm Nobody! Who are you? by Emily Dickinson

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Comment 83 of 353, added on April 12th, 2006 at 8:23 PM.

I would have to agree w/ Renee. please quote it directly. thank you.

kat from United States
Comment 82 of 353, added on April 10th, 2006 at 10:56 PM.

Emily dickinson is a feminist obsessed with death. Why doesn't she do more
womanly things. She mentions bird and bees but she's a virgin. she should
lather the shaft with amneotic fluids

jesus from Australia
Comment 81 of 353, added on April 4th, 2006 at 7:42 AM.

Emily realized how many people live their lives for the sake of other
people. And how many of them all lead fake lives. She probably knew that
they were all really unhappy because they had created an entirely fictional
world for the public eye so that they could be the center of attention. I
believe that Emily explains that she does not feel that this is much of a
life and lives her life away from people and publicity to write poems for
herself, not to publish and become famous - I believe this was not her goal
- She wrote poetry for her own satisfaction and altering these works and
reproducing them is such an insult and disrespectful but hey.. at least
somebody made money off them.. I'm sure thats what she would have wanted.

Fallon from United States
Comment 80 of 353, added on March 30th, 2006 at 11:31 AM.

It is a wonderful poem.Small in content but at the same time rich in
meaning.It is also applicable to all times & places around the world :)

hadil nabil from Egypt
Comment 79 of 353, added on March 25th, 2006 at 3:39 PM.

I love this poem! It would have to be my favorite one written by her! She
is an amazing poet, that I feel I can really relate to.

Ava Gilheart from United States
Comment 78 of 353, added on March 23rd, 2006 at 5:35 PM.

Please quote the poem correctly!
Thank you.

I’m nobody! Who are you?
Are you nobody, too?
Then there’s a pair of us—don’t tell!
They’d banish us, you know.

How dreary to be somebody!
How public, like a frog
To tell your name the livelong day
To an admiring bog!


Renee from United States
Comment 77 of 353, added on March 15th, 2006 at 7:45 PM.

it is a great poem indeed

pnemlx from Philippines
Comment 76 of 353, added on March 14th, 2006 at 10:02 PM.

This poem has to be one of my all-time childhood favorites. I mean, it's
right up there with Jabberwocky and the tale of custard the dragon. :) This
poem isn't deep or macabre or depressing in any respect. It's philosophical
in a whimsical sort of way. Like she's poking fun at all previous ideas of
'serious'. She's completely awesome. This is probably the one poem I
randomly quote when I'm feeling invisible or philosophical. I'm doing a
report on her and I couldn't love her more! :)Hurrah for Emily Dickinson!

Mary-Celeste from United States
Comment 75 of 353, added on February 24th, 2006 at 2:30 PM.

You all missed one of her truly intentional points that was obscured for
good reasons, for she was a sort of a mystery writer, that she wrote this
for you...can you guess? She wanted you all to F@%* YOURSELVES!!! She
counted success the SWEETEST, oh yes, she knew that after she died, that
things would change, that her writing would be known, oh yes, and that
being nobody would matter--IN DEATH! And now she is a ghost, yes, and
being a ghost she saw that success that was the sweetest of any poet EVER
to achieve, for life didn't matter to be in that bog, to be admired, she
knew that in life, only death mattered, that as life never would, for she
was a women--that death would, THAT WOULD MATTER THE MOST!!!!!!

Boys and girls, she pulled off the greatest success that those in fame
would never see and that death would curse, and now there is me, the next
for reconciliation of her fierce anger, to be known this time, for the time
has come of all poets from ever to ever, that I am the coming of the Light!

Andrew Dickinson from United States
Comment 74 of 353, added on February 6th, 2006 at 12:34 PM.

it was a funni poem, she must really have a sence of humor and peoms can
really tell u alot obout who ever wrote them.

alyssa lucido from United States

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 288. I'm Nobody! Who are you?
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: 1955
Added: Jan 9 2004
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Poem of the Day: May 8 2006


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