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Comment 36 of 356, added on October 10th, 2011 at 4:16 PM.
Outside the box thinking

this poem might be a mask behind which is hidden a message,there is a code
dating back from the Roman era possibly. FIND IT AND YOU WILL FIND A
SURPRISE

Emily Dickenson from the grave from Antigua and Barbuda
Comment 35 of 356, 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 356, 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 356, 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 356, 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 356, 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 356, 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 356, 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 356, 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 356, 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

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