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Analysis and comments on Richard Cory by Edwin Arlington Robinson

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Comment 66 of 256, added on May 24th, 2007 at 10:44 PM.

Richard Cory is all around good guy who seems to have no trouble on the
surface. this poem shows that people only see what is on the outside.
Richard Cory never showed the world his trouble and it ended up killing
him.

Andrew Lara from United States
Comment 65 of 256, added on May 24th, 2007 at 9:56 PM.

this poem talks about how people can look so happy on the out side but be a
different person on the inside. cory was admired by most people and seemed
to be happy. cory hid his feelings and showed how he truely felt when he
killed himself.

jeff key from United States
Comment 64 of 256, added on May 24th, 2007 at 6:41 PM.

"RIchard Cory" is one of my favorite poems. Robinson portrays an aphorism
of how "looks can be decieving" and "money can't buy happiness". Richards
seems as if he has it all, but it really doesn't matter if in the end if
you spend it all alone. The poem says alone and lonely are too different
things. Popularity is materialistic. You don't gain anything to make you
feel complete with money and money alone.

Ashley Dien from United States
Comment 63 of 256, added on May 24th, 2007 at 1:09 AM.

The poem "Richard Cory", by Edwin Arlington Robinson, talks about the life
of a rich man. The man seems to be happy on the outside, whenever people
see him. In the inside, he is not happy at all, even though he has a lot of
money. Richard relates to Gatsby who was a rich man but he was not happy
because he did not have the love of his life, Daisy. Money can't buy
happiness.

Johanna Arroyo from United States
Comment 62 of 256, added on May 23rd, 2007 at 3:39 PM.

i think what all this poem about is about the isolation of richard cory
which killed him and that it is evidant in the narrator's lines. the
narrator uses cory's fall name to talk about him, if there is any kind of
relationsh between them the narrator will not use the fall name and the
relationship will show to the narrator that cory is unhabby in his life

norah from Saudi Arabia
Comment 61 of 256, added on May 17th, 2007 at 10:31 PM.

This poem ends really unexpectally. When you read the first few lines, you
really want to be in Richard Cory's place, because the author describes it
very well. But this poem shows again, that money can't buy you happiness,
and even though everybody thought how great Cory's life was, they never
really knew, because they couldn't see inside. They just expected him to be
happy, because he had money. So I think they never really cared much about
him, because he didn't seem fragile and so I think he didn't have any real
friends. A real friend would have recognized how someone feels and who he
truely is. The author also describes it that way; from the perspective of
people, who just watch. That reminds me of Gatsby, because everyone was
just talking about him and his great life, but they never really knew about
him. They were just speculating all the time.

Anja Plommer from United States
Comment 60 of 256, added on May 17th, 2007 at 8:58 PM.

In the poem Richard Cory, Robinson is talking about how having all the
money in the world can't buy you happiness. Richard appeared very happy on
the outside but on the inside he was not. This is evident when it states
that he took his own life. I enjoyed reading this poem.

jake harrison from United States
Comment 59 of 256, added on May 12th, 2007 at 12:29 AM.

This poem's not really about envy, or greed, but the wealth that can be
found in community and the desolation of isolation. This is evident in the
way Robinson associates the working class and work with "light" and the way
that Richard Cory took his own life "one calm summer night". Even with all
his riches, Cory could not find purpose or beauty in his existence.

Melissa from United States
Comment 58 of 256, added on May 10th, 2007 at 7:35 PM.

this poem talks about people who are jelous of a man that is richer and
better off in life than they are. in thier envious rage they cowerdly put a
bullet in Richard Corey,s head

W.Murphy from United States
Comment 57 of 256, added on May 9th, 2007 at 2:11 PM.

Robinson portrayed a renowned, wealthy, and dissatisfied man. The poem was
about a respected man, Richard Cory who was envied by everyone in town, who
looked at him as perfection. However something had disturbed Richard until
he finally took his own life. this poem explains that no one is perfect and
also that money can't buy happiness.

Kevin from United States

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Poet: Edwin Arlington Robinson
Poem: Richard Cory
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