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by Marge Piercy

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Can someone help me write a paragraph of commentary about the last line of the poem "Barbie Doll"? "To every woman a happy ending."

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Marge Piercy's poem "Barbie Doll" is a social commentary on the unreasonably high expectations for women as set by society. The poem makes it clear this standard is impossible to achieve--at least not while one is alive--and starts with something relatively careless at a young age. The first stanzas outline an average girl's life up to the point where someone makes a random but hurtful comment about the size of her nose and her weight. From then on, everything she thinks about herself is shaped by that perceived insult until she finally commits suicide because she succumbs to the pressures and can no longer cope. 

The last stanza is a little different in tone, for it is the author's commentary on her death, and it is riddled...

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