Richard Cory

Richard Cory

"Richard Cory" is a narrative poem written by Edwin Arlington Robinson. The poem describes a person who is wealthy, well educated, mannerly, and admired by the people in his town. Despite all this, he takes his own life. The song 'Richard Cory', written by Paul Simon and recorded by Simon and Garfunkel for their second studio album, Sounds of Silence, was based on this poem.

Edwin Arlington Robinson

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

How does Robinson use irony to drive home the message of the poem?
STANDARDS:
RL.2 - Main Ideas, RL.3 - Characters & Plot, RL.4 - Key Terms & Tone

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3
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