desperatly need help.. it's for school.. what do you think this poem means

Discussion in 'Poetry' started by iscreamchocolate, Jan 4, 2005.

  1. iscreamchocolate

    iscreamchocolate Senior Member

    I'm Nobody! Who Are You?

    Poem lyrics of I'm Nobody! Who Are You? by Emily Dickinson. I'm nobody! Who are you?
    Are you nobody, too?
    Then there's a pair of us - don't tell!
    They'd advertise - you know!

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

    wideyed Member

    well a frog croaks all day, in the bog, so perhaps its a poke at people who think they're important. Maybe shes saying " i'm happy with who i am, i dont need to be famous" . maybe people who talk about themselves in general bored her. Yeah i can see her in a crowd, listening to some pompous ass on stage, and then writing this. but dont quote me.
     
  3. iscreamchocolate

    iscreamchocolate Senior Member

    thank you for your poinion.. no i didn't quote you... I'm just getting ideas...
     

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