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Analysis and comments on Richard Cory by Edwin Arlington Robinson

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Comment 56 of 256, added on May 9th, 2007 at 2:09 PM.

When i first started to read this poem it began with a man who every one
envied, this man was rich which made you assume he lived nicely and
probably had alot of friends but at the very end of the poem on the last
line it the poem suddenly ends with the man committing suicide and shooting
himself in the head which flips your view of the poem and thoughts about
Richard Cory.

Niko Carrafield from United States
Comment 55 of 256, added on May 9th, 2007 at 12:54 PM.

this poem i like. i think it is pretty cool how it rhymes. I especially
like the last line, the onethat says stuff about the bullet through the
guys head.

W. Murphy from United States
Comment 54 of 256, added on May 9th, 2007 at 12:48 PM.

this poem at first is deceptive. the reader is lead to believe that richard
corey is a regular person without a serious trouble in the world. when we
reach the end he kills himself unexpectidly. i think this poem shows that
you can never really know who someone is.

aria from United States
Comment 53 of 256, added on May 9th, 2007 at 12:50 PM.

He seems like he is perfect and he has the most wonderful life. People
look at him on the streets and wish they could be just like him with all
his wealth and happyness. What most people don't know is that when he goes
home he is not happy, money doesn't buy happyness

Ian Hart
Comment 52 of 256, added on May 7th, 2007 at 1:22 PM.

i absolutly love this poem. I guess its a little old for me, but hey, the
older the better!

Comment 51 of 256, added on April 10th, 2007 at 1:49 PM.

wow tis poem was splendid althught i dd not enjoy or understand it...now
that i think of it ...it was a shitty poem!!

bob from Canada
Comment 50 of 256, added on April 5th, 2007 at 10:20 AM.

Baamm! That what the ending was like! I could not believe what had
happened! Just as you were wishing to be that guy.... you begin to relize
how unhappy he was. Life is an odd thing. We cant take anything for
granted and we need to be happy with who we are because just becuase the
grass may look greener on the other side there could be a lot of crap under
all of it.

Kayla from United States
Comment 49 of 256, added on April 4th, 2007 at 2:03 AM.

I don't care for poetry and I have to read it for my lit class, but this
poem stuck with me. to those people who said he was unloved and money
doesn't buy happyness, It says right in it that he was greatly admired and
friendly. That's why I don't think that it's about money buying anything,
so much as it's about self-perception and how that effects a person's
psyche. sort of like how you can tell an anorexic she is grossly skinny
but she will swear she is fat. Mind makes the reallity and if you believe
it's bad it is.


finley from United States
Comment 48 of 256, added on April 3rd, 2007 at 6:52 PM.

this poem z cool!!!!! v read dis poem in klass nd it waz sick. everyone waz
ssoooooooooooooooo shocked. it waz funny!!!!! jus gotaa say this poem is
ironically ended

mamta from Canada
Comment 47 of 256, added on February 26th, 2007 at 9:11 PM.

the indeed shows a type of irony that really reveals the present situation
of this generation.Yes,we can never conclude that if a person is rich,has a
pleasing personality he can never have problems...remember,everyone is
equal in this world,and therefore,everyone can also experience pains...

kimberly C. Mutia from Philippines

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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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