Dickinson adopts the persona of a child who is open, naive, and innocent. However, are the questions asked and the final statement made by this poem naive? If they are not, then the poem is ironic because of the discrepancy between the persona's understanding and view and those of Dickinson and the reader.
Under the guise of the child's accepting society's values, is Dickinson really rejecting those values? Is Dickinson suggesting that the true somebody is really the "nobody"? The child-speaker welcomes the person who honestly identifies herself and who has a true identity. Who are you? In the poem, a speaker introduces themselves—perhaps to the reader—as "Nobody," before excitedly realizing that the addressee is "Nobody" too.
Paradoxically, this hints at a community of "Nobodies" out there. These people just don't make as much noise as all the "Somebodies," who crave attention and admiration.
The poem, then, calls out to its readers to say that being humble, withdrawn, shy, or private is just fine. In fact, such a way of life has many virtues of its own.
The poem is one of a number of Dickinson poems that questions the value of public admiration—something which eluded Dickinson in her own lifetime. Are you — Nobody — too? How dreary — to be — Somebody! How public — like a Frog. Select any word below to get its definition in the context of the poem. The words are listed in the order in which they appear in the poem.
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