Research 1 - Author:Edwin Born:December Arlington 22, 1869;...

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Author:  Edwin   Arlington   Robinson   Born:  December   22,   1869;   Head   Tide,   Maine   Died:  April 6, 1935; New York, New York  Type of Work:  Poem  Excerpted from an article in Magill’s Survey of American Literature, Revised Edition  “Richard  Cory ,” which first appeared in  The Children of the Night  and remains one of Robinson's most popular  poems, recalls the economic depression of 1893. At that time, people could not afford meat and had a diet  mainly of bread, often day-old bread selling for less than freshly baked goods. This hard-times experience  made the townspeople even more aware of  Richard's  difference from them, so much so that they treated him  as royalty.  Although the people were surprised that Richard came to town dressed “quietly” and that he was “always  human when he talked” (that is, he did not act superior), they nonetheless distanced themselves from him. This 
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This note was uploaded on 12/01/2011 for the course ENGL 1102 taught by Professor Abbott during the Spring '07 term at Georgia Perimeter.

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Research 1 - Author:Edwin Born:December Arlington 22, 1869;...

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