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

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Comment 46 of 956, added on June 30th, 2005 at 5:14 PM.

Jennifer, I was at another website and someone mentioned the poem as you
have stated, but that version is called Banish us. Banish replaces one's
with you and June with Day. Also the forth line in I'm nobody reads as
follows Don't tell!! they'd adverise-you know! Versus your version that
uses the word bansih. I would really like to know what others think about
there being multi versions of the same poem. I also read that Emily would
frequently send her poems to friends then change the poem based on their
feedback. I think this is a great example where this could have happened.

Alicia from United States
Comment 45 of 956, added on June 16th, 2005 at 7:06 PM.

I think that her poem is saying that you need to be yourself and not let
society try to mold into everyone else. Go Emily!!

Lauren from United States
Comment 44 of 956, added on June 8th, 2005 at 1:51 PM.

In the poem, "I'm nobody!Who are you?", the direct meaning will always be
'be yourself' and 'don't let anyone try and change you because being you is
unique.'
But she is already making it seem that people who don't fit in with one
group, can fit in another. Dickinson had wanted to be cut off from the
world, for reasons unknown. She always did have a bad taste in men.(all the
men she liked were married, and none of them wanted to leave their wives
for her.)

Tish from Algeria
Comment 43 of 956, added on June 5th, 2005 at 7:02 PM.

Emily Dickinson is trying to say to people all over the world that the
people who are nobodies are the most unoique peole and that just because
some one has no friends or has metal problems doesnt mean they aren't
somebody because there a nobody...the ones who arnt popular or cool in the
begining if there life become a person later that everybody wants to be
around. no one wants to hang around with someone who gets you into trouble
or does bad things to them or others.

Elizabeth from United States
Comment 42 of 956, 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 956, 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 956, 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 956, 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 956, 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 956, 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

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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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