Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Poem-a-Day: "I'm nobody! Who are you?"

A poem selected by Kaitlyn Johnson, English 348:

"I'm nobody! Who are you?" by Emily Dickinson.

Read the poem or watch a video interpretation:

I love this poem because it is simple but says so much. Everyone feels like a nobody at some point. Emily tells us it is okay to feel that way, but also a little ridiculous. It is silly to think that someone is a nobody. You don’t need to be like everyone else to be a somebody. This poem is so universal and can speak to anyone.
~ Kaitlyn Johnson, UW-Eau Claire student, English 348

April is National Poetry Month! UW-Eau Claire students in English 348 (Topics in American Literature) are celebrating National Poetry Month with the McIntyre Library.

Featured poems will be listed here in the order they appear on the blog.

UW-Eau Claire's celebration of National Poetry Month is on Facebook and Twitter!

Questions or comments? Robin Miller will try to help.

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