We're not going to lie, guys. "Ariel" is a tough poem. It moves so fast, it's hard to tell even what's going on the first time you read it. Never fear, though. We've broken this baby down in our "Summary" section, and we've unpacked all those tricky themes for you over in "Themes." Plath may be on a wild ride in "Ariel," but that doesn't mean that you have to lose your grip too.