Hi Everyone!! This article will share Success is Counted Sweetest Questions & Answers.
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Success is Counted Sweetest Questions & Answers
Question 1: Who are those who know what success is?
Answer: Those who do not succeed are the ones who know what success is.
Question 2: How can anyone understand the taste of nectar?
Answer: One should be starving or be in real need of food to understand the taste of nectar.
Question 3: Who are the purple Host?
Answer: The purple Host refers to the victorious army who have won the battle and are carrying the flag of victory.
Question 4: Why does the poet say ‘forbidden ear’?
Answer: The poet says ‘forbidden ear’ because the sounds of victory cannot reach the ears of dying soldier.
Question 5: How does the defeated warrior feel?
Answer: The defeated warrior in battlefield feels agonized and sad when he hears the shouts of joy and triumph of the victorious army.
Question 6: Who is the narrator in the poem?
Answer: The narrator is the third person who has observed the battlefields and the soldiers.
Question 7: Explain the paradox in these lines.
(a) To comprehend a nectar
Require sorest need.
Answer: To know the real taste of nectar one should be really starving as only then would one know the taste of nectar.
(b) This is the beginning of the end.
Answer: The beginning of the end means that it is the starting which is going to end.
(c) They must go to war to make peace.
Answer: Only when one goes to war can understand how important the peace is.
(d) Ignorance is strength.
Answer: To be ignorant is being blissful about many aspects of life.
Question 8: The distant strains of triumph. What do you think are these ‘distant strains of triumph’?
Answer: The distant strains of triumph refer to the sounds of celebration of victory which only a dying soldier can hear.
So, these were Success is Counted Sweetest Questions & Answers.