Emily Dickinson's Collected Poems

Emily Dickinson's Collected Poems.

"I'm Nobody! Who are you?"

This poem is a satire. Who is Dickinnson making fun of?

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“I’m Nobody! Who are you?” is an example of one of Dickinson’s more comical poems, yet the comedy is not simply for pleasure. Rather, it contains a biting satire of the public sphere, both of the public figures who benefit from it, and of the masses who allow them to. Dickinson’s light tone, childish voice, and invitation to the reader to be on her side, however, keep the sharp edge of the satire from cutting too stingingly.