Poet: Marge Piercy
Poem: Barbie Doll
Volume: Circles on the Water: Selected Poems of Marge Piercy
Year: Published/Written in 1999
Comment 0 of , added on November 9th, 2011 at 3:28 AM.
I agree, Angela!
Comment -1 of , added on October 28th, 2010 at 8:17 PM.
i love it
terra from Bahamas
Comment -2 of , added on February 19th, 2009 at 6:52 AM.
This poem shows woman's suffering about her appearance. Marge Piercy explains, "So she cut off her nose and legs"(17). woman sacrifices her life to look beautiful. In fact, Barbie Doll is an image of how woman should look like. The author gave a famous Doll name to compare woman with it. When a little girl receives a Barbie Doll's gift, she loves it because it's beautiful. The girl's personality starts to develop on what she is receiving and seeing in her childhood. She sacrifices her life to look like a Barbie Doll which is impossible. This poor girl starts to suffer, and she develops an anxiety, depression, and self-concerned. She sees the image of a society that enforces woman should be embodied and have a sexy chap. She loses her self confident and becomes inferior and weak.
from United States
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