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Richard Cory: Comparing Paul Simon and Edwin Robinson

Summary: Edwin Robinson's and Paul Simon's versions of Richard Cory poems are analyzed and compared. The American dream is prominent in both, but its manifestation is royalty in one, fame in the other. The perception of wealth illustrates the changing times and values between the two compositions.
Phillip Robinson

Professor Will "The Thrill" Kovach

English W131

December 14, 2004

Richard Corey

Richard Cory poems are a traditional type of poetry found all throughout different time periods. The poems range from the original to song variations, all contributing their own perspectives on what Richard Cory symbolized, and each takes their own distinct form. Richard Cory poetry usual contains the distinct ending of Richard Cory taking his own life, but each poem adds its own variations to this repetitive theme. Throughout the poems, there are also many similar themes, which portray a consistent theme of the American Dream and how it transforms. Many symbolic issues that deal with this dream are related to wealth, which is the most prominent reoccurring theme in the two poems. Whereas Robinson's "Richard Cory" focuses on symbolic issues of wealth during an early time period, Paul Simon creates a contemporary "Richard Cory", showing the...

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