“Success is Counted Sweetest” – Success
The poet Emily Dickinson is famous for her cryptic verses, but in the poem “Success is Counted Sweetest“ she tells us specifically that those who appreciate success the most are those that have not had it. I would connect this poem to the Maya Angelou conversation about Success and have students explain what success means to them.
Level: Secondary English/Language Arts
Subject Area: American literature
Author: Jennifer Robertson