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Success Is Counted Sweetest - Poem by Emily Dickinson

Success is counted sweetest
By those who ne'er succeed.
To comprehend a nectar
Requires sorest need.

Not one of all the purple Host
Who took the Flag today
Can tell the definition
So clear of Victory

As he defeated--dying--
On whose forbidden ear
The distant strains of triumph
Burst agonized and clear!


Comments about Success Is Counted Sweetest by Emily Dickinson

  • Gold Star - 61,586 Points * Sunprincess * (6/12/2016 8:59:00 PM)

    ......amazing first stanza, those who never succeed wish to taste the sweet nectar of success....they realize how sweet it can be moreso than the one who is successful ★ (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Eric Fang (1/27/2014 10:07:00 PM)

    In the poem “Success is counted on sweetness, Emily Dickinson strongly supports that in order to understand true success, you need to be someone who constantly fails and gets defeated. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Penis Mcgee (12/10/2013 3:35:00 PM)

    I think that she is expressing how she knows what sucess is because she was not successful in her lifetime, but after she died, she became well known. (Report) Reply

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Poems About Success

  1. 1. Success Is Counted Sweetest , Emily Dickinson
  2. 2. Success , Emma Lazarus
  3. 3. Epitaph Of A Young Poet Who Died Before .. , Amy Lowell
  4. 4. To A Successful Man , Alfred Noyes
  5. 5. Success , Edgar Albert Guest
  6. 6. A Song Of Success , Robert William Service
  7. 7. Success , Henry Lawson
  8. 8. Success Comes To Cow Creek , James Tate
  9. 9. A Successful Dad , Edgar Albert Guest
  10. 10. To The Author Of A Poem Entitled Success.. , Alexander Pope
  11. 11. Success , Bessie Anderson Stanley
  12. 12. The Successful Man Has Thrust Himself , Stephen Crane
  13. 13. Success , Robert William Service
  14. 14. Success , Rupert Brooke
  15. 15. Successors , John Bannister Tabb
  16. 16. Other's Successes , Edgar Albert Guest
  17. 17. Successful Failure , Robert William Service
  18. 18. The Succession Of The Four Sweet Months , Robert Herrick
  19. 19. Success And Failure , Edgar Albert Guest
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