Cinderella | Study Guide

Anne Sexton

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Overview

Author

Anne Sexton

Year Published

1971

Type

Poem

Genre

Fairy Tales, Women's Studies

Perspective and Narrator

The speaker uses the second-person point of view, directly addressing the reader as "you" throughout the poem.

Tense

"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.

About the Title

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.

Summary

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