Slant Cocktail

Posted on September 1st, 2011 by admin in Bar Tools & Accessories

Slant Cocktail
Slant Cocktail
Help! what type of poem is Sylvia Plath's poem "Cinderella?" Sonnet? ?

The prince leans to the girl in scarlet heels,
Her green eyes slant, hair flaring in a fan
Of silver as the rondo slows; now reels
Begin on tilted violins to span

The whole revolving tall glass palace hall
Where guests slide gliding into light like wine;
Rose candles flicker on the lilac wall
Reflecting in a million flagons' shine,

And glided couples all in whirling trance
Follow holiday revel begun long since,
Until near twelve the strange girl all at once
Guilt-stricken halts, pales, clings to the prince

As amid the hectic music and cocktail talk
She hears the caustic ticking of the clock.
And if its possible can you help me interpret it?

Yes, you're right. It's a sonnet.

There's not much to interpret. The poem aims to capture one fraught moment in the Cinderella story. The young woman is in her glory at the royal ball, but midnight is fast approaching, and she realizes with horror that it's all about to end.

Some readers might find that the poem captures something about the great clock that's ticking for all of us with the inevitable approach of death. Some, with an eye on Plath's own difficult life story, might say that the great loss Cinderella is about to suffer represents a loss of sanity or some other emotional catastrophe the poet might have feared.

There's a rich play of sounds throughout the poem. If you look at the ABAB CDCD EFEF GG rhyme scheme, you see that the A rhymes in the first quatrain and the C rhymes in the second are slant rhymes with each other. Likewise the B and D rhymes. And in the third quatrain, the E rhymes are slant rather than true, and both of them rhyme aslant with the F rhymes. In the final couplet, all those hard K sounds -- "hectic music," "cocktail talk," "caustic ticking of the clock" -- capture the relentless tick-tick-tick of the clock, each tick working like a drop of some caustic substance to eat away at Cinderella's happiness. And there's a wealth of assonance, consonance, and internal rhyme, all of which combines with the lavish depictions of light, color, and motion to communicate the extravagant grandeur of the ball and the almost hallucinogenic quality of Cinderella's experience. I think the poem is ultimately hollow at its core, that the poet's technical expertise and the poem's sensory overload don't add up to much in the end. But a lot of other readers would probably disagree with that negative assessment.

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