Emily Dickinson "Nobody"

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Analyze the poem (after going over/looking at together as a class) Try to remember all we discussed!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What does rhyme scheme mean?
    • A. 

      The rhythm of a poem

    • B. 

      The pattern of the rhyming words at the end of each line of a poem

    • C. 

      The way the poet schemes to create the poem

    • D. 

      The theme of the poem is evident through its rhyme scheme

  • 2. 
    The poem is  "I'm nobody!  Who are you?   Are you nobody too?  don't tell!  Then there's a pair of us  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! WHAT IS THE RHYME SCHEME OF THE POEM??? -
    • A. 

      Aabb ccdd

    • B. 

      Aabc dede

    • C. 

      Aabc defe

    • D. 

      Abcd efgh

  • 3. 
    What is the THEME of this poem?
    • A. 

      That life is too short

    • B. 

      That people love to be famous

    • C. 

      That privacy is sometimes important

    • D. 

      That people love to be social animals

  • 4. 
    From THIS poem, the reader can INFER that which of the following is MOST likely true about the SPEAKER of the poem?
    • A. 

      She loves life

    • B. 

      She loves to be in the midst of a huge crowd

    • C. 

      She loves nature

    • D. 

      She enjoys and vaules her privacy

  • 5. 
    In thinking about the 'bog' in the poem....what does it represent if the frog stands for people/liking their privacy?
    • A. 

      A swamp

    • B. 

      The nobodies everywhere who love to be alone

    • C. 

      An area that stinks

    • D. 

      A huge adoring public...lots of people

  • 6. 
    What does the word BANISH in the poem mean?
    • A. 

      Hope and change

    • B. 

      Love and adore

    • C. 

      Do away with/ move out of

    • D. 

      Hoping for the very best

  • 7. 
    As evidenced by this poem, would the poet want to be famous and constantly worrying about public attention?
    • A. 

      No!

    • B. 

      Absolutely

    • C. 

      Yes

    • D. 

      Maybe

  • 8. 
    Of the lines below (from the poem) - which is a simile?
    • A. 

      I'm Nobody! Who are you?

    • B. 

      Then there's a pair of us - don't tell!

    • C. 

      How dreary to be somebody!

    • D. 

      How public like a frog!

  • 9. 
    What is the TONE of this poem?
    • A. 

      Positive

    • B. 

      Negative

    • C. 

      Neutral

    • D. 

      Hopeful

  • 10. 
    Why did SCOPE use this poem as a connection to "Fame Drives People Nuts"?
    • A. 

      Because they're both about frogs and bogs, and the fact that people are not animals.

    • B. 

      Because Dickinson discusses how it's important to people to be able to have privacy and the reader gets that same type information from the article.

    • C. 

      Because they both have a negative tone and the author's purpose is to talk about bogs.

    • D. 

      Because they were written in the same time frame and by the same person.

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