Poets | Bookstore | Poem of the Day | Top 40 | Search | Comments | Privacy
November 24th, 2014 - we have 234 poets, 8,025 poems and 279,625 comments.
Analysis and comments on Success is counted sweetest by Emily Dickinson

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 
21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 [32] 33 34 35

Comment 35 of 345, added on December 11th, 2010 at 3:24 PM.
success

this poem"s message is so clear
the person who lacks ,understands whatever is lacking better than the
person who possesses it

Ameera from Egypt
Comment 34 of 345, added on December 10th, 2010 at 9:33 AM.
American Literature

the poem give a meassage that any one can feel success but the loser is the
most one who taste success and feel it ...

mona from Egypt
Comment 33 of 345, added on October 26th, 2010 at 7:33 AM.
American Literature

Emily Dickinson means in this poem that the losers know the meaning of
victory better than the actual winners.Success cannot be realized without
the first knowing of hopelessness that comes with losing.You want what you
cannot have more than you want what you already do.all things that make
life worth living is a gift,and everyone should appreciate the small
things, even if they are few and far between.Success is meaningful to those
who do not get often.they are able to appreciate it more than someone who
is constantly succeeding in life.

Mervat from Egypt
Comment 32 of 345, added on October 26th, 2010 at 7:33 AM.
American Literature

Emily Dickinson means in this poem that the losers know the meaning of
victory better than the actual winners.Success cannot be realized without
the first knowing of hopelessness that comes with losing.You want what you
cannot have more than you want what you already do.all things that make
life worth living is a gift,and everyone should appreciate the small
things, even if they are few and far between.Success is meaningful to those
who do not get often.they are able to appreciate it more than someone who
is constantly succeeding in life.

Mervat from Egypt
Comment 31 of 345, added on September 14th, 2010 at 11:47 PM.
lit.

my own interpretation of this poem is that you will value your greatest
success if you yourself have been defeated many times..and still you strive
hard to succeed..

jona from Philippines
Comment 30 of 345, added on June 15th, 2010 at 3:35 PM.

Only the unsuccessful can know and taste the meaning of success.

frumpo from United States
Comment 29 of 345, added on April 7th, 2010 at 6:35 PM.
greg

Greg, how can you say that you don't like Dickinson because she is messed
up? All of histories greatest poets were a little messed up in the head. If
you don't believe me how would you explain Poe? Whitman? Or T.S. Eliot?

Jesse from United States
Comment 28 of 345, added on December 30th, 2009 at 1:59 PM.

this poem is in my opinion a masterpiece, Dickinson displays the human-ness
of unappreciation, but even more so than that, it is saying how everything
is a compensation of each other..like triumph and defeat, dark and
light--without one, we would not recognize the other as what it is.

billie from United States
Comment 27 of 345, added on December 3rd, 2009 at 10:56 AM.
"Success is Counted Sweetest"

This is my personal interpretation of the poem- I believe as the
fallen,defeated soldier lies there dying, he finally realizes just how
important the victory was. Not that the winners did not apreciate the
victory but they cannot possibly understand what it feels like to lose and
while the winners are celebrating have to hear the sounds of victory as he
lie there dying. The Ultimate success for this fallen soldier would be to
live, not to win the war. It becomes a position of life and death, not who
won the war.
Like I first said, this is my interpretation. And I do not put others down
on thiers and neither should anyone else. Everyone has different
interpretations which is one of the great things about poetry!

Brandy from United States
Comment 26 of 345, added on November 7th, 2009 at 4:23 AM.

This poem is a simple description of success and who values it the most.
Basically states that those who work for success, those who yearn for it at
all costs enjoy it that much more. Success isn't about being handed
something on a silver platter, it's about making your way to the top.

to Greg from New Zealand:
Ok. No doubt Emily Dickinson was a weird one, but I have to admit I'm a
huge fan. This is one of the first poems I read of her so it's near and
dear to me. I don't think that you should dislike her work because she was
odd. She was so much more than that. You have to appreciate the beauty she
left us. It's amazing to find someone who had so much love for life,
nature, time, and love itself yet never got the opportunity to experience
it for herself. It astounds me how she could have been so enlightened, so
in touch with emotions and still cut herself off from ever even feeling
them. She should be revered by her wisdom and not her personal life.

Sara from United States

This poem has been commented on more than 10 times. Click below to see the other comments.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 
21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 [32] 33 34 35
Share |


Information about Success is counted sweetest

Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 67. Success is counted sweetest
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: 1955
Added: Jan 9 2004
Viewed: 1533 times


Add Comment

Do you have any comments, criticism, paraphrasis or analysis of this poem that you feel would assist other visitors in understanding this poem better? If they are accepted, they will be added to this page of American Poems. Together we can build a wealth of information, but it will take some discipline and determination.

Do not post questions, pleas for homework help or anything of the sort, as these types of comments will be removed. The proper place for questions is the poetry forum.

Please note that after you post a comment, it can take up to an hour before it is visible on the website! Rest assured that your comment is not lost, so don't enter your comment again.

Comment on: 67. Success is counted sweetest
By: Emily Dickinson

Name: (required)
E-mail Address: (required)
Country:
Show E-mail Address:
Yes No
Subject:
Poem Comments:

Poem Info

Dickinson Info
Copyright © 2000-2012 Gunnar Bengtsson. All Rights Reserved. Links | Bookstore