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

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Comment 76 of 1056, added on March 14th, 2006 at 10:02 PM.

This poem has to be one of my all-time childhood favorites. I mean, it's
right up there with Jabberwocky and the tale of custard the dragon. :) This
poem isn't deep or macabre or depressing in any respect. It's philosophical
in a whimsical sort of way. Like she's poking fun at all previous ideas of
'serious'. She's completely awesome. This is probably the one poem I
randomly quote when I'm feeling invisible or philosophical. I'm doing a
report on her and I couldn't love her more! :)Hurrah for Emily Dickinson!

Mary-Celeste from United States
Comment 75 of 1056, added on February 24th, 2006 at 2:30 PM.

You all missed one of her truly intentional points that was obscured for
good reasons, for she was a sort of a mystery writer, that she wrote this
for you...can you guess? She wanted you all to F@%* YOURSELVES!!! She
counted success the SWEETEST, oh yes, she knew that after she died, that
things would change, that her writing would be known, oh yes, and that
being nobody would matter--IN DEATH! And now she is a ghost, yes, and
being a ghost she saw that success that was the sweetest of any poet EVER
to achieve, for life didn't matter to be in that bog, to be admired, she
knew that in life, only death mattered, that as life never would, for she
was a women--that death would, THAT WOULD MATTER THE MOST!!!!!!

Boys and girls, she pulled off the greatest success that those in fame
would never see and that death would curse, and now there is me, the next
for reconciliation of her fierce anger, to be known this time, for the time
has come of all poets from ever to ever, that I am the coming of the Light!

Andrew Dickinson from United States
Comment 74 of 1056, 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 1056, added on February 3rd, 2006 at 10:50 AM.

I love you all butt not really.

Gary Shmellypants from United Kingdom
Comment 72 of 1056, 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 1056, 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 1056, 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 1056, 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 1056, 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 1056, 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

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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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