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

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Comment 107 of 947, added on April 12th, 2009 at 2:33 PM.

the frog is the one who wants to be known by the others, so it couldnt
understand the dash, because it requires your own interpretation, and if
you are someone you will be conditioned by society, so you won't have any
individual interpretation of anything.

texe from Spain
Comment 106 of 947, added on December 14th, 2008 at 9:16 AM.

Well, the poem is just simple to the reader
Emily used simple words to tell ppl that being nobody is just fine, she
critisizs Fame and popularity,a person must just be themselves, and i
personally luv this poem. I read it 3 yrs ago, and im simply astonished
since she wrote the poem in the 1930's !!since she wrote the poem in the
1930's !!

Sarah from United Arab Emirates
Comment 105 of 947, added on December 2nd, 2008 at 2:04 PM.

(Chime in) Together as a class, we were silent for twenty minutes after
reading this poem; a few people left the room in tears. We are just
kidding, but in all seriousness, Emily Dickinson rocks. We thought this
was a very conversational poem - the dashes - the diction such as "bog" -
the syntax - the simile of being a frog - all add to this tone. We should
celebrate being anonymous. Oh, and this poem rhymes; it is clearly a valid,
intellectual piece of poetry.

AP Lit and Comp Class of Nobodies from United States
Comment 104 of 947, added on May 10th, 2008 at 3:38 PM.

i really was inspired by this poem especially this one. wht can i say to
the whole world :

"BE UR SELF YO GUYS"

just fight for ur own rights dnt do wht society thinks is right ,they just
think being like evr1 is da right thing to do ,oh no thy r wrg at tht
point.

noor from Turkey
Comment 103 of 947, added on April 4th, 2008 at 1:36 PM.

im no body means that she is against fame she isolates herself from this
society cares only 4 outer appearance and showing off so some body is the
opposite of no body as somebody is this showy peson she appreciated hard
work so u can evaluate one by his work and his innerself also speaking
about her personal side she defends herself as she was attacked in her
writtings so the title shows her confidence its her own experience in life
the poem is very deep has a moral lesson

yara from Egypt
Comment 102 of 947, added on March 29th, 2008 at 6:38 PM.

this is a very funny poem it epitomizes the poet's humor; it reveals
Dickinson's tendency towards concealment and evasion, it also consolidates
her preference for disguise as she eschews public scrutiny and flees social
exhibition. She is a private poet and she conveys this through this poem

imen
Comment 101 of 947, added on February 26th, 2008 at 4:31 PM.

So I really found this poem interesting.
I agree that I feel this poem is saying "Yea! I'm a nobody! Who cares?"
I also found the frog part interesting, but what I don't understant is "the
livelong June" is there a reference I am missing?

Rissaa from United States
Comment 100 of 947, added on December 12th, 2007 at 5:46 AM.

ok.
Emily Dickinson is not talking about not having friends. It is much deeper
than that. She comments on being a nobody, and she also comments on being
banished. Isnt a nobody already banished from society either by themselves
or by society? She didn't want to have friends... she like many other
transcendentalist believed in SELF-RELIANCE. If she is not bringing up the
idea that Nobodies are already banished, than surely her stating that she
is a nobody is just another way of expressing her and Emerson's (whom which
she was greatly inspired by) views on the poet not being above anybody
else.

Carson from United States
Comment 99 of 947, added on November 6th, 2007 at 10:06 AM.

Well this comment has alot of meaning to it.
Seems as if she is trying to tell you to be yourself...

Jade from United States
Comment 98 of 947, added on October 13th, 2007 at 5:25 AM.

Emily Dickensen's poem has been inferenced, analysed and crtisised!
Wow! I am surprised with the intrinsic interest in this poem.
I will add my own interpretation; and inference this poem using an old
Chinese proverb; source unknown;'...he who has a lot to say; says too much
and not enough, he has no depth in the spoken word. He who speaks little
has much to say and has depth in what he says...'
I hope this inferencing is clear and understood.

Filona from Australia

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Information about I'm Nobody! Who are you?

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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