Analysis of “Success is Counted Sweetest”
We as people, strive for success and the pride it gives us. We feel great when we are recognized for our work and achievement and it 's a constant battle to keep feeling this pride. In “Success is Counted Sweetest” by Emily Dickinson tries to explain that those who constantly succeed can never know how it truly feels to succeed. Throughout the poem, Dickinson uses rhyme, imagery, irony, color, and metaphors to incorporate the theme.
The poem has three stanzas, having four lines each, it has a rhythmic pattern makes the poem flow together, using the rhyme scheme ABCB. In lines 1-4, it is implied that success is amazing to those who desperately desire it but never keep it. The lucky ones who already have success, do not seem to realize how great it is as much as those who have to fight for, and …show more content…
“ Success is counted sweetest- By those who ne 'er succeed.To comprehend a nectar-Requires sorest need. The whole stanza explains that success is seen greatest to those who dont experience it often. By the poem talking about “nectar” it talks about failure, losing, and everything wrong.
The second stanza, “Not one of all the purple Host-Who took the Flag today-Can tell the definition-So clear of Victory”.This talks about the scenario of war, meaning that not all who won can understand their achievement. Those who died in the war experienced victory because they lost their lives. Last stanza, As he defeated--dying--On whose forbidden ear-The distant strains of triumph-Burst agonized and clear! As mentioned in the second stanza, those who are dead can feel the success way more intense than those alive and celebrating.
We all want success and crave it, but what if we have succeeded but we just don’t realize it because we have always had it decent. Always fight for more and never ever settle for less. This poem can relate to anybody and can even motivate
This poem also comments on societies attitude towards the unemployed and people in a bad situation. It comments on societies apathy to bad situations experienced by others and disgust of disadvantaged and poor people. The poem reads like a list of all the things the person is supposed to follow, "eat with
The poem also created a new idea in my mind about the given theme of "The American Experience". The experience is not automatically becoming successful; it is the opportunity to work and support a family freely. To choose how to live,
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This shows that the unknown citizen was average. Never getting fired isn’t an accomplishment that should be memorialized, but the government wants other citizens to be as average as the unknowncitizen. This eliminates individuality because the other citizens will follow after this example and soon they will all be average. The citizens can’t be unique if they are all indirectly told to become average. Lastly, the poem shows that the society is weakened.
It tells them to never give up, don’t let people deter them and always have sights on what you want to accomplish. Clarified explanation of the message, effective and clever use of hyperbole and metaphors, and choosing a certain audience all contributed to the overall relevance and flow of this poem. The message that this poem displays is one that is heard, taught and loved by many people. This poem encourages readers to face the reality that life throws all kinds of curveballs--which in this poem, resemble people who are negative, tough to deal with, and just simply get in your way and deter you from achieving what you desire.
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Emily Dickinson’s poem entitled “Success is Counted Sweetest” insinuates the work to be about success and its meaning. The poem’s title is also the first line of the poem which only emphasizes the theme of success being appreciated most by those who have failed. In a literal sense, the poem morosely depicts success as something that is more appreciated by people who fail and desperately want to succeed. Dickinson then introduces the concept that a defeated dying soldier can define victory and comprehend success better than a victorious army. In the last stanza, Dickinson shows how the defeated soldier hears “The distant strains of triumph,” (line 11) which can be interpreted literally to mean that the victorious army is far away or metaphorically
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The use of singing gives a happy mood to the poem. Meaning that the people who are singing are happy with their lives. Although this joy is shared by some people, the reality of it is that not everyone in this day and age is “singing their song.” Not everyone is happy with their life but it does not make the Dream unachievable. All they need is a chance to grasp it but the thing is, not everyone is given that chance.
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