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Analysis and comments on We lose -- because we win by Emily Dickinson

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Comment 15 of 85, added on September 20th, 2010 at 5:37 AM.

This is a very simple poem.Often we retreat when we think that we have
lost,but after reading this poem i feel that success is truly failure
turned upside down,that is why we lose because we have to win.

adita from India
Comment 14 of 85, added on June 26th, 2010 at 7:27 AM.

So true!
"We loose -- because we win"

Emile Moelich from South Africa
Comment 13 of 85, added on November 1st, 2009 at 11:28 AM.

In a laconic and pert manner this poem wisely states that there is no gain
without a loss. A simple Truth ... that baffles successful people and is
overlooked for the most part by the rest.

Timothy from United Kingdom
Comment 12 of 85, added on November 4th, 2007 at 2:44 PM.

I would be willing to bet the state lottery commissions won't ever use this
in one of their commercials....

Linda from United States
Comment 11 of 85, added on December 14th, 2005 at 5:22 PM.

I personally think the poem is great it shows u whats going on in everyday

shantaya from United States
Comment 10 of 85, added on November 28th, 2005 at 9:50 AM.

this poem is awesome!!!!

Xhakum from New Zealand
Comment 9 of 85, added on May 23rd, 2005 at 4:53 AM.

This is a really neat poem. It definitely states how winners become too
confident with themselves and eventually lose, sometimes every thing they
have. I'm not really big on poetry, but this poem speaks the truth. Emily
Dickinson is a really great poet!

Bryan from United States
Comment 8 of 85, added on May 3rd, 2005 at 9:56 AM.

well, this poem is so short, but yet it gets straight to the point. I liked
this poem, this one was yet another one i could read by myself, the only
reason i am on here reading most of her poems is because i have to do a
report on her.

Samantha from United States
Comment 7 of 85, added on April 25th, 2005 at 10:06 AM.

Brittany i agree with you. Its rather sad that its true and will aways be
true. People just never learn sometimes. Have to be "burned" several times
b4 learning anything, and then sometimes they dont learn. Its rather

Amber from United States
Comment 6 of 85, added on April 15th, 2005 at 9:28 AM.

This poem is so short and so direct to the point. It's brief but it gets
the message across. That's amazing. How someone can reach such a true image
of what life can be like in such a small amount of words.

Yasmine Raslan from United States

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 21. We lose -- because we win
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: 1955
Added: Jan 9 2004
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Poem of the Day: Jul 31 2000

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