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Unformatted text preview: Samuel Castrejon Period 0 3/3/12 Syllabus Week #22 17) Edwin Arlington Robinson was best known as a poet that wrote his poetry in traditional forms but he did not produce conventional verse in his poems. Most of Robinsons poems deal with unfortunate isolated lives and often times Robinson liked to show that everything is not how it seems. This is seen in Robinsons Richard Cory and Miniver Cheevy. The tones in each poem take a change in order to convey the authors themes and his purpose successfully. In Richard Cory an unnamed narrator describes Richard Cory and the amount of jealousy he receives from the townspeople And he was rich-yes, richer than a king-/And admirably schooled in every grace:/ In fine, we thought that he was everything/ to make us wish that we were in his place (714). Richard Cory is described to be a very prosperous man who is also educated. The tone the author creates is a tone of strong admiration. Many of the townspeople feel that Richard Cory is the closest thing to perfect because he has everything going for him which is why a strong tone of admiration appears in the first three stanzas of the poem. In the final stanza the tone takes a drastic turn when And Richard Cory, one calm summer night,/ Went home and put a bullet through his head. (714). The tone takes a shift from admiration to a melancholy tone where a man who seems to have it all takes his life. This change from admiration to melancholy conveys the authors belief that appearances can be deceiving....
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2012 for the course ECON 103 taught by Professor Mr.sir during the Spring '12 term at Universidad de Granada.
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