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Fairy Tales, Women's Studies
The speaker uses the second-person point of view, directly addressing the reader as "you" throughout the poem.
"Cinderella" begins in the present tense, as the speaker describes things "[y]ou always read about." When the speaker begins to relate the story of Cinderella, the poem shifts to the past tense.
In the poem, the speaker presents several examples of a rags-to-riches "Cinderella story," then retells a version of the fairy tale "Cinderella," revising the ending.
This study guide for Anne Sexton's Cinderella offers summary and analysis on themes, symbols, and other literary devices found in the text. Explore Course Hero's library of literature materials, including documents and Q&A pairs.