Richard Cory Paraphrase Richard Cory is written by Edwin Arlington Robin. This poem is about Richard Cory who is very rich when he goes to the down town, every people looks at him and admires about his appearance. They describe him in image of the king; well groomed, dignified, and neat from head to toe. He has well dress and even he talks, makes him so real. Everything about him is fabulous and wonderful. People think he is richer than a king. He has everything and they want to be like him. Therefore, they work hard for reaching their goal. They have to eat bread because meat is too expensive. As a result, in a peaceful night Richard Cory commits suicide at his home by shooting in his head. Analyze The theme of this poem is about the gap between the social classes. The poor people envy the rich people and want to have the same as them. I like this poem because it teaches about the fact of the present world; materialism. It can apply for real life. Nowadays, most people work hard and want to become rich. They think if they are rich, they will have everything and be happy. But they don’t realize that nobody can be happy all time. Every social class has their own problems because we are human. I think we should satisfy in what we have; moreover in this bad economic situation we should use sufficiency economic to adapt in our life.