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The Works Of Edwin Robinson And Paul Simon

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Then two poets who are similar are Edwin Robinson and Paul Simon. They wrote about people of whom they were envious. This was their way of coping with their impoverished lives.
Simon and Robinson were both unhappy with their socio-economic status. Examples of this can be found in both Simon's poem "Richard Cory" and Robinson's poem "Miniver Cheevy." Simon gives the impression that he is unhappy with his status through lines 6 and 7, "...And I curse the life I'm living, And I curse my poverty..." Robinson conveys the same idea when he writes the following in lines 1, 2, 3, and 4, "Miniver Cheevy, child of scorn, Grew lean while he assailed the seasons: He wept that he was ever born and he had reasons."
Both Simon and Robinson had unattainable dreams. This can be proven by the following quotes from the two poems. Robinson stated this idea by writing lines 9, 10, 25, and 26. These lines read as follows: "...Miniver sighed for what was not and dreamed, and rested from his labors...Miniver scorned the gold he sought but sore annoyed was he without it..." Simon expresses the same idea in lines 4, 8, and 9, "He had everything a man could want: power, grace, and style...And I wish I could be Richard Cory..."
Robinson and Simon dealt with subjects that were close to their hearts. What they wrote about were their uncontrollable feelings. For Robinson the feeling was described, in lines 5, 6, 7, and 8, as ,"Minniver loved the days of old when swords were bright and steeds were prancing. The vision of a warrior bold would set him dancing..." Simon expressed his frustration in ...

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