posted by pam .
what makes the poem Richard Cory a good example of a modern poem ?
Pam, we do not do your homework for you. Look at the poem carefully in terms of modern society. After you have done your writing, please repost and we will be happy to give you suggestions or corrections.
It is pretty much summarized here...
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First of all, consider the structure of modern poetry. It is not necessary that a poem be in a recognized form. Someti mes capital letters are not even used at the beginning of a line. However, many still use the line-break. They can be used in place of punctuation and cn show where th e reader should pause for breath. Some poets use prose poems/free verse, etc.
Look for some of these things in your poem to see what makes it "modern."