A Comparison Of 'I' M Nobody Who Are You?

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Emily Dickinson is deemed one of the great American poets. She wrote nearly one thousand eight hundred poems (Tredell). However, only a few of her poems were published in her lifetime. She was a peculiar women often called the “Myth” (Tredell). She was given this nickname because she had many speculations about her. Emily Dickinson, the woman poet, adapted her own way of living and a writing style that was different than anyone had seen before.
Emily Elizabeth Dickinson was born on December 10th, 1830 in Amherst, Massachusetts. Her parents were Edward and Emily Norcross Dickinson. She was the second child out of three. Dickinson’s older brother is named Austin and her younger sister’s name is Lavinia (Tredell). Dickinson was very close to
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Who are you?”, she uses the typical two stanzas usually used in her poems. The first stanzas rhyme scheme is AABC and the second’s is ABCB. Dickinson uses her famous dashes to give the poem rhythmic effects. This is one of her more famous poems, and it depicts the privacy she enjoyed in her life. The poem implies she would rather be a Nobody rather than a Somebody. The Frog is a metaphor for public figures who feel the need of constantly croaking or reminding people who they are. This is quite ironic since “the Dickinson family was not wealthy, [but] they were well-known” (Borus 10). However, she believes these figures sell themselves short to keep their fame. On the flip side, the frogs are not the only people this poem is aimed at. The “admiring Bog” is also at fault for being the group to mindlessly listen to the frog’ croaking while losing all sense of individuality. It is assumed the answer of the question “Are you- Nobody- Too?” (Dickinson 2) is yes because the speaker seems happy that there is a pair of Nobodies. The speaker does not want his/her identity as a Nobody to be shared in fear of the Somebodies wanting to be like them. As a recluse, Dickinson’s humor is illustrated, in easy to understand terms, the joy she feels when alone. This thought ties into why Dickinson may have not wanted her works published a lot. Even though this poem is one on Dickinson’s more playful poems, it is actually a satire to the public. Her childlike tone keeps the poem from being too

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