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Unformatted text preview: 1 “I’m nobody! Who are you?” Bethany Fargher Instructor Heather AltfeldFisher ENG125: Introduction to Literature January 31, 2011 2 “I’m nobody! Who are you?” 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! I’m nobody who are you is a poem about being a women being a no body. The women in the story ask us as a reader who we are. She wants to know if we are a no body to. If so they there is a pair of us. With her putting exclamation points around then there’s a pair of us shows she is excited that they are a part of the failed couple. This poem is a comical poem but yet not a comedy for pleasure. Dickinson’s tone is light, and her childish voice invites the reader to be on her side of being a no body. To me Dickinson is using a light tone to convince us as a reader that it is alright to be a no body, that there is nothing...
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This note was uploaded on 08/24/2011 for the course ENG 225 taught by Professor Richardbair during the Spring '10 term at Ashford University.
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