Compare and Contrast of Richard Cory and Not Waving but Drowning
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... Compare and Contrast "Richard Cory" and "Not Waving but Drowning" Richard Cory is a poem that was published in 1897 by Edwin Robinson, an American poet as a narrative. It describes a well-educated, wealthy, admired and mannerly person. However, in spite of this, he commits suicide. Robinson, throughout this story, expands the theme that we should not judge people solely on their appearance. Rather, a man is made up in a way more than what we see on the surface. The poet also suggests that happiness cannot be bought by money. Richard Cory’s admirers, the townspeople, are the speakers in this poem. Stevie Smith, a British poet, published not Waving but drowning in 1957. The poem is descriptive of a...