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In this article, the writer analyzes the poem "Barbie Doll". The writer argues that in this poem, the poet is trying to show that the union of idealized notions of female appearance and female self-acceptance of appearance can never meet.
From the Paper:"Marge Piercy's poem 'Barbie Doll' is written in free verse and represents the author's attack on patriarchal construction of idealized female appearance. In the poem, the speaker describes her life as a child, one that was fine, until she learned at puberty she was perceived as having a great big nose and fat legs. Only after she has died from cutting off her nose and legs, do others perceive the speaker as being pretty. In this poem Piercy is trying to ... "
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'Barbie Doll' (2005, December 01) Retrieved April 20, 2014, from http://www.academon.com/poem-review/barbie-doll-72352/
"'Barbie Doll'" 01 December 2005. Web. 20 April. 2014. <http://www.academon.com/poem-review/barbie-doll-72352/>