"Richard Cory" by Edwin Arlington Robinson

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The Rollercoaster <Tab/>The poem "Richard Cory" by Edwin Arlington Robinson is a tone rollercoaster. The tone changes throughout the poem. The poem goes from happiness, to envious, ending in depression. The author successfully uses different tones to keep the readers attention and realistically tell a story that can be identified with today's society. <Tab/>The author uses happiness to draw in the reader's attention and to …

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…they never knew what he felt on the inside. <Tab/>In conclusion, even though the author takes the reader on an emotional rollercoaster he keeps the readers attention throughout the poem with his different uses of tone. The three different types of tones the author uses accurately portray how regular society feels toward celebrities. The truth is everyone has problems and even if not financially than some sort of other problem.