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Quiz about Richard Cory
Quiz about Richard Cory

Richard Cory Trivia Quiz

poem by Edward Arlington Robinson

Fill in the missing words of the 1897 poem by the first winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.

by pennie1478. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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3 mins
Quiz #
Jun 09 24
# Qns
Very Easy
Avg Score
14 / 15
Last 3 plays: TheRemf (15/15), Jennifer5 (15/15), StaysUpLate (12/15).
Whenever Richard Cory went ,
We people on the looked at him:
He was a from sole to crown.
Clean , and imperially slim.

And he was always arrayed,
And he was always human when he ;
But still he pulses when he said,
"Good-morning", and he glittered when he .

And yes he was rich---richer than a ---
And admirably in every grace:
In fine, we thought he was everything.
To make us that we were in his place.

So on we worked and waited for the ,
And went without the and cursed the ;
And Richard Cory, one calm night,
Went home and put a bullet through his head.
Your Options
[talked] [bread] [quietly] [down town] [meat] [gentleman] [favored] [wish] [walked] [schooled] [light] [pavement] [summer] [king] [fluttered]

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Jun 20 2024 : TheRemf: 15/15
Jun 20 2024 : Jennifer5: 15/15
Jun 17 2024 : StaysUpLate: 12/15
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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts

The poem "Richard Cory" was written by Edward Arlington Robinson in 1897 for "The Children of the Night" anthology. The narrator of the poem was someone who had seen Richard Cory, but didn't know him personally.

Richard Cory was seen as a good man from his shoes to his head. The poem was written when a depression had hit the 1890s. The narrator and the other townsfolk envied Richard Cory for the clothes he wore and the money he had.

Richard Cory didn't speak with an accent or put on airs, but the narrator said people got excited when Richard Cory greeted them and it seemed like he was always happy and it rubbed off on people.

The way the narrator talks about Richard Cory "glittering", he could be describing Richard Cory's personality or his actual clothing glittering in the sun.

The narrator assumed that Richard Cory was happy because he had money, manners and a grace about himself that people envied.

The narrator reveals that he and the others went without meat probably because it was too expensive. He also mentions they cursed the bread which meant the bread might have been old, stale and possibly moldy.

While all this was going on, the narrator reveals that one night during the summer Richard Cory, who everyone thought was a happy man with no problems, went home and committed suicide.
Source: Author pennie1478

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