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

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Comment 91 of 1001, added on February 21st, 2007 at 9:18 AM.

what Ryan said is so true!!! I'd rather be a Nobody 10 times more than be a
somebody. I wouldnt know how to act if i werent being myself! I wouldnt
want to be a around a frog, someone thats tryin to hard to fit in when
everyones born to stand out in their own way! be happy in your OWN SKIN!!!!

Dora ( from Freedom HIGH) from United States
Comment 90 of 1001, added on February 20th, 2007 at 11:45 AM.

what`s "hush can nununan casa flinken heish ulgen hoffer bolshi haethen
shetr klinken" mean???

can someone translate for me?

becky! from Belarus
Comment 89 of 1001, added on February 13th, 2007 at 7:32 PM.

I think this poem is really inspiring and I think Emily has a wide range of
knowledge. From my perspective, Emily is telling you to be yourself, and
being like everyone else is boring.

Shiv
Comment 88 of 1001, added on January 2nd, 2007 at 2:56 AM.

i like almost all emily's but i can say this is one of them i like the
most. it's inspiring me to be someone that never cares of what people may
think of us before we really do what we intend to do. if one somebody can
banish or publish us, what will happen if we can't manage being with many
of them :)

oftentime, a poem is stronger in supporting me than anything can give...

rike from Indonesia
Comment 87 of 1001, 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 1001, 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 1001, 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 1001, 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 1001, 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 1001, 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

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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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