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I'm nobody! who are you? (02) by dickinson, emily mass market paperback (2002) - I M Nobody! Who Are You? - Poem by Emily Dickinson



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Emily Dickinson’s short poem beginning “I’m Nobody! Who are you?” is typical of her work in many ways. It is brief; it is untitled; it is whimsical and thought-provoking; and it also displays her characteristic disregard for conventional punctuation and sentence structure (or “syntax”). The poem not only addresses individuality and nonconformity but also exemplifies them in its content and style.

The second half of line 1 asks, “Who are you?” Although the speaker is ignored or humble, or both, she is not unfriendly. She immediately reaches out to the unnamed “you,” a reference perhaps to the reader. It is as if the speaker were trying to establish a dialogue with another person who can never respond. Thus, paradoxically, her attempt to communicate has the effect of emphasizing her isolation. The whole first stanza can be read as an attempt by the speaker to break free of the isolation, the sense of non-importance, the sense of being a “Nobody” that has been imposed upon her.

In the second and third lines, the speaker suggests that if “you” are also considered (or consider yourself) a “Nobody,” then a mutual lack of conventional identity is the basis for a possible friendship. Again, since there is no way for “you” to respond to the speaker’s question, the speaker is, in a...

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Emily Dickinson’s short poem beginning “I’m Nobody! Who are you?” is typical of her work in many ways. It is brief; it is untitled; it is whimsical and thought-provoking; and it also displays her characteristic disregard for conventional punctuation and sentence structure (or “syntax”). The poem not only addresses individuality and nonconformity but also exemplifies them in its content and style.

The second half of line 1 asks, “Who are you?” Although the speaker is ignored or humble, or both, she is not unfriendly. She immediately reaches out to the unnamed “you,” a reference perhaps to the reader. It is as if the speaker were trying to establish a dialogue with another person who can never respond. Thus, paradoxically, her attempt to communicate has the effect of emphasizing her isolation. The whole first stanza can be read as an attempt by the speaker to break free of the isolation, the sense of non-importance, the sense of being a “Nobody” that has been imposed upon her.

In the second and third lines, the speaker suggests that if “you” are also considered (or consider yourself) a “Nobody,” then a mutual lack of conventional identity is the basis for a possible friendship. Again, since there is no way for “you” to respond to the speaker’s question, the speaker is, in a...

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) was an American poet who lived a mostly introverted, secluded life, maintaining friendships through written letters. She wrote over 1800 poems in her seclusion, most of which were published after her death.

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