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Commentary on “Richard Cory” Jacky Chong "Richard Cory" by Edwin Arlington Robinson is a narrative poem that describes a person called Richard Cory, who is wealthy, well-educated and admired by the people in his town. However, this person ends with a surprising suicide. Throughout this poem, Robinson brings up the theme of not judging people by their appearance. The ideas that money cannot buy happiness and people are always not self-content are also suggested. As a regal allusion, the poem’s first three stanzas describes how the “rich”, “clean favor” and widely admired the person is; but at the last line, he is
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Unformatted text preview: surprisingly informed committed suicide, which conveys the deception of appearance. He is much more emotional than what he appears to be. The idea of deception is also implied in the poems structure. The poem has four stanzas; each stanza has four lines. All stanzas are in A, B, A, B rhyming scheme; all lines are in iambic pentameter. This structure is frequently used in classic poetry. It is ordinary, which highly contrasts with the unordinary ending....
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