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

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Comment 87 of 947, added on April 23rd, 2006 at 3:48 PM.

Actually Renne, the correct quotation is:

I Am 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!

In Her Orginal poem,she did not use a contration.

I love ALL of Emily's poems,and the first time i read this one(I think it
was 4th grade)I fell in love with it!

Maura from United States
Comment 86 of 947, added on April 14th, 2006 at 4:46 PM.

I like her poem. It's really good she inspires me to be the best I can. Its
a great poem

Sapphireyes from Australia
Comment 85 of 947, added on April 14th, 2006 at 4:46 PM.

Emily Dickinson inspired me in all ways. Shes not only my favorite poet,but
I feel as if she wrote this poem to me and I'm not just saying that because
we have the same name! She is soo wonderful, more than ever!!!!!!

Emily Miller from United States
Comment 84 of 947, added on April 13th, 2006 at 5:15 AM.

In the poem “I’m nobody! Who are you?” I think that she is not saying that
we are nobody. She is saying that it is boring and ordinary to be
"somebody." Being nobody is unique and interesting and that is what she is,
and that is how she likes it. To be "somebody" is to be like the frogs in
the bog, always trying to convince people that you are "somebody." Just be
yourself.

Ryan from United States
Comment 83 of 947, 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 947, 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 947, 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 947, 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 947, 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 947, 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

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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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