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

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Comment 7 of 947, added on November 18th, 2004 at 10:57 PM.

I think Emily was trying to say that people are more interesting when they
keep their lives and thoughts to themselves. I know that this is true in my
own life. I would much rather get to know the deep and quiet person in the
back of the classroom than the person who is always talking and exposing
their personal thoughts to everyone. Mystery makes you more appealing in my
eyes.

Whitney from United States
Comment 6 of 947, added on November 18th, 2004 at 8:10 PM.

I think that in this poem, Emily Dickinson is trying to share how she feels
- she likes people not knowing who she is becouse when she was growing up,
lots of people knew who she was because of her father. I also think that
she had just met somebody just like herself when this was written.

Sarah from United States
Comment 5 of 947, added on November 17th, 2004 at 3:02 PM.

i think she no have friend family died or i dont no

gian cedeņo from Panama
Comment 4 of 947, added on November 6th, 2004 at 3:47 PM.

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, unique and extraordinary!

Noel from United States
Comment 3 of 947, added on November 6th, 2004 at 3:47 PM.

She is not saying that we are nobody. She is saying that it is boring to
be somebody. Being nobody is unique and interesting and that is what she
is...and that is how she likes it.

Sara from United States
Comment 2 of 947, added on October 28th, 2004 at 12:41 AM.

I think it's true that we are nobody and often dream to be somebody's. We
have to face the reality

wulan from Indonesia
Comment 1 of 947, added on October 11th, 2004 at 9:31 AM.

i think ms. emily is trying to say that people think too much of them
selves and i think this is very true

anounomous 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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