Easy Emily Dickinson poems to memorize and understand?

i need this for school.

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  • 8 years ago
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    I'm nobody

    Who are you?

    Are you nobody, too?

    Then there's a pair of us.

    Don't tell; they'd banish us, you know.

    How dreary to be somebody.

    How public, like a frog.

    To tell your name the livelong day

    To an admiring bog.

    It's very easy to memorize--I did this from memory just now--and I think the meaning is pretty clear. Let's just say she wouldn't think much of twitter and facebook where people are constantly talking about themselves. She wants to be a "nobody."

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    The poem "I Felt A Funeral In My brain" it is only a comparison of a funeral atmosphere with her intellectual state. I felt a Funeral, in my brain, And Mourners backward and forward saved treading - treading - till it appeared That sense was once breaking through - And after they all were seated, A provider, like a Drum - kept beating - beating - until I inspiration My mind was going numb - and then I heard them raise a box And creak across my Soul With these identical Boots of Lead, again, Then space - started to toll, As all the Heavens have been a Bell, And Being, but an Ear, and i, and Silence, some unusual Race Wrecked, solitary, right here - after which a Plank in reason, broke, and that i dropped down, and down - And hit a global, at each plunge, And finished figuring out - then - --Emily Dickinson--

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