by Emily Dickinson 1891

Welcome to the parent guide for this text! Read below to find out about what your child is reading in class and how you can support him/her at home.

This week in class, we’re reading "I'm Nobody! Who Are You?" by Emily Dickinson.

Dickinson, a well-known introvert, cherished isolation. In this poem, she calls public life "dreary" and takes pride in maintaining a private identity.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Identity and Loneliness & Isolation as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"What makes you who you are?" and "What does it mean to feel alone?"

Ways to support your child:

  • Ask your child about this poem at home:
    • What was "I'm Nobody! Who Are You?" about?
    • What did you learn about Identity?
    • What did you learn about Loneliness & Isolation?
  • Watch Emily Dickinson: The Poet in Her Bedroom at home with your child.