What has she finally achieved in death that she couldn't in life in "Barbie Doll"?
Marge Piercy's poem "Barbie Doll" is the tragic account of a young woman who grew insecure and dissatisfied enough about her appearance to actually take her own life. It begins with a few careless comments about the size of her nose and her legs.
Then in the magic of puberty, a classmate said:
You have a great big nose and fat legs.
What we understand as outsiders...
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