Pick up a copy of the poem from the front desk. Take a few minutes to experience the poem. Write down your thoughts, reactions, observations, etc. Don’t forget to annotate!. I'm Nobody! Who are you? (260) by Emily Dickinson I'm Nobody! Who are you? Are you – Nobody – too?
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I'm Nobody! Who are you? (260) 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 June –
To an admiring Bog!Yay, You’re Here! 2/25/11
“This poem is the story of a mariner who is given a curse while he is at sea…This particular stanza is most powerful as it gives the reader a foreboding sense that something bad is coming.”
“The first two lines of this stanza are referring to her looks: the description of her red lips. ‘Her lips were red’ is initially taken as a positive aspect. Red lips are attractive. But, they can also be dangerous: promiscuous, mysterious, dramatic, and even a touch vampiric, as if she is sucking the life (LIFE-IN-DEATH) out of others.”
“This stanza changes the mood and tone of the poem and provides a smooth transition from lonely chaos to quiet company.”
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