compare the irony of situation in "Miniver Cheevy" and "Richard Cory.

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taytayluv | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 2) eNoter

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So many poems you read have irony in them, but Edwin Arlington Robinson has an eye for irony. In the poem "Richard Cory" it is about what a great life Richard Cory lived. The poem is explaining that he is so graceful and sophisticated. In the last stanza the poem describes how people wish to become him then one night he puts a bullet through his head. The poem "Richard Cory" is a poem of situational irony. Where as the poem "Miniver Cheevy" is about a man who dreams of living during a different time. He talks about the mediaeval times and how great they where. He loathes the current time and everything involving it. Then in the last stanza it is revealed that he is drinking because he is not where he wants to be in life. The poem "Miniver Cheevy" is a poem of verbal irony.

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