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

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Comment 74 of 1004, added on February 6th, 2006 at 12:34 PM.

it was a funni poem, she must really have a sence of humor and peoms can
really tell u alot obout who ever wrote them.

alyssa lucido from United States
Comment 73 of 1004, added on February 3rd, 2006 at 10:50 AM.

I love you all butt not really.

Gary Shmellypants from United Kingdom
Comment 72 of 1004, added on February 3rd, 2006 at 9:07 AM.

IM NOT TO GOOD WITH THE WHOLE POEM THING THE ONLY REASON IM HERE IS BECAUSE
IM DOING A REPORT BUT TO ME SHE IS SAYING THAT SOMETIMES ITS BETTER TO KEEP
TO YOURSELF AND NOT TELL EVERYTHING TO JUST ANYONE YOU NEED TO MAKE SURE
THE PERSON YOU ARE TELLINGS ISNT GOING TO EVERYONE ELSE. IN OUR WORLD TODAY
PEOPLE DONT LIKE THINGS THEY CANT UNDERSTAND.

JACKIE from Armenia
Comment 71 of 1004, added on January 17th, 2006 at 12:33 PM.

Where can I find a poem this great? This website is very helpful. Is there
anywhere I can get essays on this?

Reader from United States
Comment 70 of 1004, added on January 10th, 2006 at 4:07 PM.

well this poem is very moving:) i like it alot

Jessica from Canada
Comment 69 of 1004, added on January 10th, 2006 at 9:54 AM.

" I'm Nobody, Who Are You?" is a great poem. Emily Dickinson is trying to
say that she just wants to be herself instead of being watched through a
microscope as today's celebrities are.

CHRIS WEBB from United States
Comment 68 of 1004, added on January 10th, 2006 at 9:51 AM.

I like this poem a lot. To me it means that Emily Dickinson was a nobody
and became a somebody.

Zach Nightenhelser from United States
Comment 67 of 1004, added on December 29th, 2005 at 11:12 AM.

It is a common mistake of people to say Emily Dickinson was secluded from
the world and reflected this through her poetry. On the contrary, Dickinson
tried very hard to publish her work but never succeeded. Not to say she was
a social person, or "somebody," as she referred to people thought to be
important in this poem, but she did ask many newspaper people and other
companies to inform the world of her magnifacent and deep poetry, but never
had her poetry published. Her poetry is very misleading in this area. Emily
wrote poems that expressed feelings of loneliness or seclusion. So, many
concluded that because her work was never published, and because most of
her poems are of sadness, she must be lonely and never tried to do anything
to enlighten the world of her poetry. This common misconception had led
many to believe "facts" in documentaries on her which, in fact, are just
inferences.

I thought this poem was very good.

A Reader
Comment 66 of 1004, added on December 20th, 2005 at 9:34 PM.

Min Yee--

There are various versions of Emily's poetry because she did not submit
them for publishing herself. Her brother and sister-in-law reworded some of
her poetry after her death to make it more understandable. I can only
imagine that the poem was reworded at this time.

Kristin from United States
Comment 65 of 1004, added on December 18th, 2005 at 8:34 AM.

In this poem, the speaker introduce herself as unimportant. Here she mocks
the pretension of the public world by imaging public figure as bull frogs.
The speaker also describes public opinion as a swamp, something one sinks
into, not some thing you would respect. She also implies that any other
person of modesty would be hiding out with her free from the bog. She
rhymes "Frog" and "Bog" to describe the somebody which she is making fun
of.

Schneiderman from Germany

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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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