Robinson's Miniver Cheevy and Richard Cory: Poem Summaries & Analysis


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Why was E. A. Robinson's poetry modernist?

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1. Why does E. A. Robinson use lines of differing lengths in the poem 'Miniver Cheevy'?

2. Which of the following is a theme of E. A. Robinson's poem 'Richard Cory'?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The poems Miniver Cheevy and Richard Cory, both written by E.A. Robinson, are the focus of this quiz and worksheet combo. Make sure you know why Robinson's poetry is considered to be modernist in order to pass the quiz. You'll also need to understand the structure and rhyme scheme of these poems.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Check whether you can correctly answer questions on these topics:

  • What makes Robinson's poetry modernist
  • Why Miniver Cheevy has a distinct meter
  • How the ending of Richard Cory fits with the poem's theme(s)
  • Characteristics of the ABAB rhyme scheme
  • Definition of iambic pentameter

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding the meter of Miniver Cheevy and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Robinson's poetry
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the characteristics of the ABAB rhyme scheme

Additional Learning

Enhance your understanding of Robinson's poetry by viewing the lesson titled Robinson's Miniver Cheevy and Richard Cory: Poem Summaries & Analysis. It features the following study goals:

  • Understand who E.A. Robinson was
  • Describe the difference in style between Robinson and other modernists
  • Appreciate why Robinson was called 'America's poet laureate of unhappiness'