Journal 9: “Richard Cory” https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/44982/richa… 1. Why do you think that Richard Cory killed himself? Does the poem provide any clues? Or are you left to ponder this question without the poem’s help? 2. Who do you think is encompassed in the poem’s use of “we”? What’s the effect of this collective voice? 3. What’s up with all of the kingly metaphors in the poem? Why does the voice of the poem focus so much on Richard Cory’s regal nature? 4. What distinctions does the poem make between our interior and exterior lives?