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Analysis and comments on Richard Cory by Edwin Arlington Robinson

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Comment 76 of 1126, added on April 21st, 2008 at 11:53 AM.

This poem emulates how people can appear to have everything materially, but
be very lonely and depressed on the inside. Many teens these days also have
feelings like this, maybe not as extreme but they try to appear to be cool
and have cool things to impress friends but really your lonely and no one
understands you.

Practiceee

Tyler Young from United States
Comment 75 of 1126, added on April 21st, 2008 at 11:50 AM.

Robison uses imagery to have Richard Cory seem like a well known and
freindly man that everyone admires. Cory is expressed as a man who is
enveied by everyone, but they are unable to see how unhappy Cory is with
himself and his life. The people Cory says good morining to as he passes by
just see his outer shell, unfortunately they don't see how he is buring
inside and is struggling to fight his will to live.

Cindy H from United States
Comment 74 of 1126, added on January 30th, 2008 at 5:41 PM.

This peon is so sad! at the beginning everyone thinks he is so happy with
his wealth but at the end they realise he is not when he dies. this
portrays the fact that most people do not realise in today's world. money
does not buy happiness, and someone may appear to be elated but truely they
are depressed inside. their inner mind is not shown to the world and money
is not THEIR HAPPINESS in life like richard cory.

Rekisha
Comment 73 of 1126, added on January 15th, 2008 at 11:50 AM.

We liked the part when the man was killed. i can'tbelieve someone would
want to kill a nice rich man =( it was soooooooooooooooooooooo sad. He was
soooo happy until that person killed him! heheheheh *tears*

Christian & Anna from Fiji
Comment 72 of 1126, added on June 3rd, 2007 at 1:49 PM.

well richard cory seems like a rich man who possess some of the qualities
that the people on the pavement desire. they saw him as perfect but deep
down he was lonely and face problens of his own and so one day he put a end
to his life

michelle from Jamaica
Comment 71 of 1126, added on May 25th, 2007 at 12:57 PM.

In this poem shows that Richard was a normal appearing man to most everyone
and had a lot of money. When he went home he was depressed and would hide
his inner feelings. The author uses words to make you almost feel sorry for
richard.

Brandon Kreindel from United States
Comment 70 of 1126, added on May 25th, 2007 at 12:53 PM.

This poem shows that Richard was a normal appearing man to most everyone
and had a lot of money. When he went home he was depressed and would hide
his inner feelings. The author uses words to make you almost feel sorry for
richard.

brandon Kreindel from United States
Comment 69 of 1126, added on May 25th, 2007 at 3:49 AM.

In this poem, it is talking about a well liked man, who is rich, and has a
pretty good life. In the end, the man shoots himself in the head out of
nowhere. Nobody saw it coming. This is showing, that just because a man may
seem happy, because of his possessions, he may as well be the poorest man
in the world. Money and fame annot buy you happiness. It takes a true
person, who actually cares, to really see wehat a person is feeling.
Obviously these people did not care for him as much as they acted.

Jillian Capdevielle from United States
Comment 68 of 1126, added on May 25th, 2007 at 2:48 AM.

I think this poem like sanburgs Chicago tells us not to judge a book by its
cover. Richard corey is a peoples person who is always polite and well
mannered untill he kills himself. i think Robinson is asking the reader to
look deeper into a human being and notice how they really are. not how they
pretend to be.

aria collin from United States
Comment 67 of 1126, added on May 25th, 2007 at 1:07 AM.

This poem is very relevant to everyday life. The saying money can't buy
happiness has been around forever and it always stays consistant. The poem
is very down to earth and the message can be felt in all walks of life.

Reece Ludwig from United States

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Poet: Edwin Arlington Robinson
Poem: Richard Cory
Added: Feb 4 2004
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Poem of the Day: Sep 11 2000


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