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Candace Graves Gantz Perspectives in Literature 2213-03 8 April 2013 “Success is counted Sweetest” By Emily Dickison 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- On whose forbidden ear The distant strains of triumph Burst agonized and clear In this poem Dickinson uses this subject of success to talk about a bigger topic, which is that people always desire what they don’t have. In the first two lines she says that “success
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Unformatted text preview: is counted sweetest by those who ne’er succeeded” so in other words, success is only desired by the people who don’t have it. And in the last stanza Dickinson is talking about the men in war, and she says that only the men that must walk away defeated are the ones that can understand success. Symbols: Nectar- symbol of triumph Dickinson is saying that to understand the success, we must have felt it before. Luxury- success...
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