Cinderella Symbolism, Imagery, & Allegory
There’s more to a poem than meets the eye.
Consumer goods, mostly for women (clothes, shoes, bags) are strewn throughout the poem and help anchor the speaker's cynicism about what money can really buy. The poem revolves around stuff, but in...
In contrast to all the finery (expensive stuff) that appears in the poem, there is, of course, dirt—lots of it, and not just in the Cinderella story. The poem is constantly comparing images of di...
Blood and Injury Imagery
Although injury makes an indirect appearance near the beginning of the poem, things really get gory toward the end, when the stepsisters are brought to gruesome justice. Many of these bloody events...
Service Industry Imagery
This particular series of images is closely related to the "Dirt" imagery we talked about above. All the images that detail poverty and a generally miserable existence seem to have to do with servi...
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