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Richard Cory Analysis/ Response

1.In the poem “Richard Cory” by Edwin Arlington Robinson, what does the death of this man reflect on the society and how he was idolized? 2.Life is a constant theme in “Richard Cory” and throughout the poem Cory is referred to in high praise, but with closer inspection, it can be seen that Richard Cory is already almost seen as dead when he is alive because people treated with him with too high of a status. “We people on the pavement looked at him” (2), this line figuratively means that Cory is above the common people, possibly referring to his elevated status, but this could also mean a spiritual elevation as if he is a spirit walking among the grounded…