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Success Is Counted Sweetest

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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--
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priya 09 December 2018
thnx it helped me in my proj
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Rishikesh Samant 22 April 2018
Thanks very much it helps me in debate.
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Mukesh yadav 07 April 2018
Nicely recited.....
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Sukhbir Singh 20 January 2018
Nicely Written.................
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* Sunprincess * 12 June 2016
......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 ?
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Eric Fang 27 January 2014
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.
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Penis Mcgee 10 December 2013
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.
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Hannah Shealy 10 December 2012
This poem is saying that if you want to know what it's like to win ask the one who lost.
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Erik Andersen 08 February 2012
This is the opposite of sour grapes fable. The idea of victory is sweeter to those who loose than it is in reality to those who win.
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Erik Andersen 08 February 2012
I think it says that those who don't succeed imagine that it taste sweeter then it does for those who succeed and do taste it.
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