Emily Dickinson's I M Nobody, Who Are You?

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The use of imagery and figurative language also support the theme of individuality, as we begin to understand the characters. Imagery is the main focus in Dickinson's “I'm Nobody, Who Are You?”.The use of imagery makes the reader feel more special, more unique. She is comparing herself to a frog in a bog it makes us “the readers” to feel like we are right there with her. The speaker feels connected to the other “Nobody” because the other “Nobody” doesn't care what others think. She wants to be herself and does not want to be noticed, but wants to be herself. She is comfortable with who she is turning out to be. The speaker does not want to be bored that's why she started talking to the other “nobody”. Isn't everybody a somebody. So if everyone is a somebody she is a somebody? She is a somebody in her own way. She is talking of a bog, a bog is a muddy place; in the poem she tells about “To tell one's name the livelong June to an admiring bog!” Just like the girl in dusting the frog keep say it's name over and over again because he is proud of whom he is; but while he's croaking he is sitting on the bog. He repeats his name over and over again because he's his own person like the girl in dusting. A frog's croak becomes monotonous and boring because he is saying the same old thing the whole time it starts to get old meaning people might be getting tired of her.The frog keeps doing that to be noticed and to be a “somebody”. If everyone is a “Somebody” does it make “Nobody” a “Somebody”? I believe everybody is a “Somebody” no matter how different they are.

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