What has she finally achieved in death that she couldn't in life in "Barbie Doll"?

Expert Answers info

Lori Steinbach eNotes educator | Certified Educator

calendarEducator since 2010

write4,539 answers

starTop subjects are Literature, Social Sciences, and History

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...

(The entire section contains 210 words.)

Unlock This Answer Now





check Approved by eNotes Editorial