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Meter in I'm Nobody! Who Are You?

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"dreary..."   (Text of the Poem)

The word “dreary,” with its connotations of melancholy and boredom, is in stark contrast to the poem’s jaunty tone. The lively meter, quick pace, and exclamations all serve to counteract the “dreariness” of “be[ing] somebody.”

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