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

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Comment 37 of 947, 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 947, added on April 18th, 2005 at 7:53 PM.

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

Danielle from United States
Comment 35 of 947, 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 947, 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 947, 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
Comment 32 of 947, added on April 7th, 2005 at 5:52 PM.

She total outcast amterial and i think thats cool she can ahng out wiht me
and meh buds if she was still alive ^_~ love yo poems emily !

Emily from United States
Comment 31 of 947, added on April 4th, 2005 at 10:08 PM.

I think she was trying to give the message that being famous looks great
and your rich it isn't as great as it looks. I think this because you would
always be in the spotlight and you wouldn't have privacy. I think that was
a great message to put through a poem.

nobody from United States
Comment 30 of 947, added on April 4th, 2005 at 1:07 PM.

i think that sometimes she feels sad and she needs a friend to help her
along the way.

Hannah from United States
Comment 29 of 947, added on March 31st, 2005 at 7:56 PM.

I think Emily was trying to say that being famous is not what you think it
is and isn't the most important thing in life! I also think she is
proclaiming her proudness of being a nobody.

Katya from Russia
Comment 28 of 947, added on March 27th, 2005 at 6:05 PM.

I think that she thinks that no one talks to her so she thinks that no one
ever sees her or talks to her or anything


somebody from United States

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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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