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Teaching Two poems, I'm Nobody and Poetry

Literature 11th grade
I. Voice
In the study of literature we learn to look for the “voice,” the person who is speaking to us out of the text, giving a personal expression and point of view.If we find and understand this “voice” we can identify with the person, ideas and issues more easily.Sometimes the “voice” appears in the first person, or “speaker,” at other times it appears through a secondary character or characters.
II I’m nobody! Who are you?By Emily Dickinson
I’m nobody! Who are you?Are you nobody, too? Then there is a pair of us, you know
How dreary to be somebodyHow public, like a frogTo tell your name the livelong dayTo an admiring bog!


1. What is the voice of this poem? _________________________________

2. To whom is the poet speaking? _________________________________

3. What is the message of this poem? ______________________________

4. Write your own poem on the same theme:
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