Despair’s advantage is achieved
By suffering — Despair —
To be assisted of Reverse
One must Reverse have bore —

The Worthiness of Suffering like
The Worthiness of Death
Is ascertained by tasting —

As can no other Mouth

Of Savors — make us conscious —
As did ourselves partake —
Affliction feels impalpable
Until Ourselves are struck —

Analysis, meaning and summary of Emily Dickinson's poem Despair’s advantage is achieved

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