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

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Comment 42 of 362, added on June 5th, 2005 at 7:37 AM.

In the past, I always want to be somebody. so every time i'm chasing. Now,
I know I'm unique, I needn't to be somebody. Just to be myself. I'm God's
master peace, For Him I'm somebody.

luna from Taiwan
Comment 41 of 362, added on May 22nd, 2005 at 6:25 PM.

i love all of emily dickinson's poetry... especially this one because i can
really relate to it. I also like what the person that posted before said "
nobody is what everyone really is" that is so true...

Taryn from United States
Comment 40 of 362, added on May 17th, 2005 at 8:03 PM.

i think emily has a good point .. the world worries to much in being
somebody .. people need to be unique .. nobody is what everyone really is,
if you look at it my way .. A 'nobody' can actually be a good thing ..

Mari from Mexico
Comment 39 of 362, added on May 10th, 2005 at 5:29 PM.

It means that she liked to be alone, to be shut out from the world. Besides
she shut her self in her house with only her sister to take care of her, so
yes she was lonely but that made her happy.

anna from United States
Comment 38 of 362, added on April 25th, 2005 at 9:19 PM.

wow what a pshyco. she must have no life..

pete from United Kingdom
Comment 37 of 362, added on April 19th, 2005 at 12:31 PM.

Sometimes your journal or a poem is your only means of getting out your
feelings. The loneliness isn't so oppressive when kept inside. Emily
refused to conform so she shut out the world. Sad but true life can cause
us to become reclusive

Lizsy from United States
Comment 36 of 362, added on April 18th, 2005 at 7:53 PM.

This peom is showing that emily probly didnt have an friends when she wrote

Danielle from United States
Comment 35 of 362, added on April 14th, 2005 at 11:58 PM.

i think she also deals with not comforming, she knows she's different, and
although she's accepted it, she realises that she lives in a world where
difference is not accepted, thus her saying, 'dont tell, they'd banish
us...' There's a slight bitterness and anger to that, and then maybe
there's slight disappointment 2. and then theres criticism, becos. emily
dickinson defines somebody as someone who conforms, goes along with what
everyone else is saying or doing, just for the sake of fitting in, and
she's saying that she never wants to be that kind of person....

i give her points for that, i myself consider myself as trying never to go
along with the crowd, but its really hard though, because it seems that the
people who conform get the better end of the deal than those who dont, they
fit in better, get treated better...etc.

Irene from Australia
Comment 34 of 362, added on April 12th, 2005 at 11:25 AM.

I believe the theme of this poem lies in Emily Dickinson's desire for
seclusion. In the early 1860's, she began withdrawing from society, and
this poem reflects that. It's really brilliant, too.

Just curious, does anybody here know off-hand of any other Dickinson poems
which might relate in theme to this one? Thanks!

Kelly from United States
Comment 33 of 362, added on April 7th, 2005 at 5:54 PM.

Ems! come back! I want to be your friend! goin my group of outcasts!I lvoe
you ems!

Emily 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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