Asked in PoetryParody and SatireEmily Dickinson
Is Emily Dickinson's Poem you are Nobody Who Are You a good example of satire?
March 03, 2008 9:37PM
# If you are referring to 288, which begins with "I'm Nobody! Who are you?" than I would have to answer with yes. It is satirical in that she is referring to the "Somebody's" (say, the popular girls in your school, you know how everyone wants to be them) as positively dreary, and that being a "Nobody" is, for lack of better words, where it's at. # Also, the part where she says, "Then there's a pair of us? Don't tell! they'd advertise--you know!" She's ultimately saying, "we're both kinda weird and odd, but don't go around telling people because then they'll make it well known and advertise your weirdness around." Because that of course is what the popular, bitchy girls in your school do, isn't it? Gossip? # Hope this helped! I'm writing an essay on Emily Dickinson at this minute, and I've been searching the web for all sorts of information. Good luck!