What are some good critical perspectives that can help analyse Piercy's "Barbie Doll?"

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I don't think that you get far in the literary criticism of this poem without focusing on feminist thought.  Indeed, the feminist critical perspective is one of the most overwhelming in assessing the value and ideas of Piercy's poem.  Given how she wrote it in the early 1970s, this makes sense.  The 1970s was a point where the feminist movement was gaining traction in American society and...

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