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

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Comment 27 of 947, added on February 25th, 2005 at 9:04 PM.

THIS POEM IS SAYING THAT EMILY WAS PROBLY SHARING HER FEELINGS ABOUT WHEN
SHE DIDNT HAVE FRIENDS


SARA from United States
Comment 26 of 947, added on February 17th, 2005 at 10:22 PM.

i agree with every one about this poem, i think that Emily was a very keep
things to yourself kind of person who just tried to be herself other than a
fraud. i would rather be myself then be someone everyone else wants me to
be. This is the best poem that i have ever read i think because i can
relate it to myself because to be myself is more interesting and unique.

Breann from United States
Comment 25 of 947, added on February 16th, 2005 at 6:50 PM.

I beleive that Emily was trying to say that she is a nobody,and she was
addressing that to her sister,Lavinia.Im 11 years old and I think she is
awesome.

Victoria from United States
Comment 24 of 947, added on February 16th, 2005 at 2:24 PM.

I think that everybody is a nobody really. Even if they are the richest
person, a movie star, or work at McDonald's, they are all the same . We
should be who we are because we're all the same, and we can't change that.

George from Andorra
Comment 23 of 947, added on February 2nd, 2005 at 2:42 PM.

When you talk about Emily's poem you must remember that she would write
several versions of the same poem. For example, the differences in the
words Nobody and nobody, advertise and banish, one's name and your name,
and livelong June and livelong day. Remember Emily had Bright's
disease(leads to kidney falure), was going blind, lived in a time when
women, even thought they were exceptionally smart, weren't accepted in
professional circles as worthy of interaction, and, most were expected to
marry and become housewives. Her father and brother were lawyers and
patriarchs of the town. I think this poem may have been a result of these
factors but more specifically from her experience at school when she
refused to raise her hand ,like all the other girls, to indicate that she
accepted the religous views of the day. This resulted in the principal
bawling her out, alienation from the other students and shortly there after
leaving school. Her refusal to conform due to her strong conscience set her
apart from everyone who just raised their hand just because everyone else
did.

Tamara from United States
Comment 22 of 947, added on February 1st, 2005 at 2:42 PM.

What I think Emily is trying to get across is that being an individual is
better then trying to be like your favorite movie star. It's what's on the
inside that counts and you shouldn't care what other's opinions of you are.
It's what you think and how you feel. Don't let the public get the best of
you.

Megan from United States
Comment 21 of 947, added on January 19th, 2005 at 7:23 PM.

I think emily wrote this because she was emphasizing her life alone. she
did not want or need contact from the outside world.

Anonymous from United States
Comment 20 of 947, added on January 19th, 2005 at 1:43 PM.

I really enjoy writting poems and i would like to know how do i get my poem
to be famous and the top number 1 poem without being stolen

Tanesha pope from United States
Comment 19 of 947, added on January 12th, 2005 at 10:16 PM.

Notice how everybody calls her "Emily," rather than "Dickinson?" In the
Robert Frost comment section, no one talks about Robert. It's Frost. The
Walt Whitman comments all say Whitman, not Walt. I assume this is becuase
she is female. Just an observation.

Emily from United States
Comment 18 of 947, added on January 10th, 2005 at 6:56 PM.

i really like this poem because i feel exactly like this and i hope that
someday someone would like me for who i am

Helen 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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