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I'M Nobody! Who Are You?

Rating: 4.6

I'm nobody! Who are you?
Are you nobody, too?
Then there's a pair of us -- don't tell!
They'd banish -- you know!

How dreary to be somebody!
How public like a frog
To tell one's name the livelong day
To an admiring bog!

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Marcy Jarvis 22 October 2005

It's just between us girls...

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Gemini Featherstone 12 January 2009

This poem really gives you the outsider's point of view. I love her similes, too! It's true-if you admit that you''re nobody, people really will mark you for it. It's a terrible truth, but I love her mindset in this poem; that she's Nobody, but she thinks that it would be 'dreary to be Somebody! ' By the way, Emily-I'm Nobody too! :)

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Dmitriy Kokarev 23 February 2008

I think this is one of the very few timeless poems that in very few lines capture a really big point and deliver the message... Her fascination with remaining unique and not wanting to blend into the society (bog) is still very much applicable now... Great piece by a Great Poet! !

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Brianna Edler 05 January 2008

There was two ways I believe that she wrote this... the way above and this way... I'm nobody! Who are you? Are you nobody, too? Then there's a pair of us — don't tell! They'd banish us, you know. How dreary to be somebody! How public, like a frog To tell your name the livelong day To an admiring bog!

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mackeprang 24 September 2021

there is a missing part

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bladee 17 April 2020

go listen to EXETER right now

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it scary 10 April 2020

hia gorgey come get your boat

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Lauren 22 November 2019

You're missing the word " us" ! ugh! every word meant something too Emily. They'd banish us, you know....

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peotry hater 06 November 2019

potry is stupid! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

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Corrector 06 May 2021

You spelled it wrong twice dum

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