This contributes to the meaning of the poem because the people viewed

This contributes to the meaning of the poem because

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This contributes to the meaning of the poem because the people viewed themselves as beneath this man. They viewed him as almost a king of sorts and them peasants. This also gives the readers an idea as to what kind of background the narrator has. 4.Line 5 states Richard Cory is "quietly arrayed." Arrayed means dressed, so why the choice of the word "quietly"? What meaning does the word "quietly" add to the word "arrayed," and what does this tell you about Richard Cory? 5.To what class does the speaker of the poem belong? Record three examples from the poem to support your claim of the speaker's class. Explain your examples and how they reveal the class of the speaker. “To make us wish that we were in his place”(line 12). Cory is in the upper class, so the speaker obviously wishes that they were in his place. “So on we worked, and waited for the light/And went without the meat and cursed the bread”(lines 13-14). People who cannot afford meat and can only buy bread are generally poor. They work for very little,

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