Richard Cory By Edwin Arlington Robinson

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Poet, Edwin Arlington Robinson, in his poem, “Richard Cory,” emphasizes that looks can be deceiving. Robinson purpose is to convey that even a person like Mr. Cory can fall from the weight of the world. He utilizes imagery, tone, and diction to effectively characterize Mr. Cory admirability toward his audience. Robinson captures the people admiration toward Mr. Cory through imagery. For instance, when people see him they say, “He was a gentleman from sole to crown” and “admirably schooled in every grace” (3-10). Robinson motive of using imagery is to emphasize that everyone can fall from the weight of the world. Therefore, by using imagery, his audience has a better understanding that wealth and social status don’t excurse you from problems.
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