What does the last verse of the poem "Barbie Doll" mean?
The last verse of the poem "Barbie Doll" by Marge Piercy speaks of the way modern society focuses on the external when it comes to analyzing the worth of an individual, especially women, in society. Advertising and other messages push out and trumpet the message that women must be excessively slim, painted up with make-up, and aspire to an image considered attractive and sexy if they wish to be looked upon positively in this world. There is little or no advertising that conveys the message that the inner person is really what matters - how a person lives their life in service to...
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