Explain why it is “dreary—to be—Somebody!” in "I’m Nobody! Who Are You?" by Emily Dickinson.

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Consistent with the theme of redefinition, Dickinson is able to redefine the individual's relationship with their social order.  In the second stanza, she refers to the idea of being "dreary" in being "Somebody" to bring out her own reveling in distinctive individuality.  I think that the capitalization helps to bring out how this "Somebody" is a figure or being of importance, something that...

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