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Analysis and comments on Richard Cory by Edwin Arlington Robinson

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Comment 102 of 257, added on December 27th, 2011 at 12:21 AM.

The poem may be read as an ironic commentary on the American dream of
wealth,success,power.

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Comment 101 of 257, added on November 18th, 2010 at 8:35 PM.
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Beautiful!The person you admire and, on a benign level envy, may well be
carrying a heavy burden.Has a loved one died? Has he experienced heavy
financial losses? Has he had bad news from his doctor? Is he subject to
periods clinical depression? You can think of many more. You have
experienced them yourself.
So:judge kindly always.

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Comment 100 of 257, added on November 2nd, 2010 at 12:00 AM.
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Comment 99 of 257, added on June 4th, 2009 at 9:51 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. At first everyone thinks he is a happy guy but at the end
everything is way differnt. But i understand were he is coming from

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Comment 98 of 257, added on May 7th, 2009 at 2:04 AM.

Edwin Arlington Robinson was a son of a prosperous merchant and a school
teacher. His parent’s paid more attention to his two older brothers; he was
miserable and lonely most of the time. Edwin felt like an outsider amongst
his family, as he also felt separated from the society of his town. He
could have set Richard Cory as an allusion of himself, and maybe at times
when Edwin was alone and depressed he wanted to find a way out. This is
about a man who appears to be commendable on the outside but no one knows
who he really is on the inside which he could be suffering. Robinson talks
Richard Cory up by saying, he was “richer than a king,” “admirably
schooled,” “we thought that he was everything to make us wish that we were
in his place.” That was until an unexpected ending happened in the poem,
“And one calm summer night, went home and put a bullet in his head”
(Robinson). This poem makes you think about what true happiness really is.
From the outside one may appear to have everything but happiness does not
come from wealth, it comes from inside one’s self.

Arlene B. 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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