Poem Analysis: Barbie Doll By Marge Piercy

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The first poem that stood out to me is titled "Barbie Doll" and is written by Marge Piercy. The focus of this poem is on a young girl who lets her insecurities and the opinions of others convince her into conforming herself into what societies defines as beautiful. People are cruel, and will point out every flaw they see in a person. I personally was bullied for having a small chest and for being short. Neither of those things matter, but unfortunately that does not stop a person from voicing their opinion. One thing that most girls do daily is our makeup. Some people mock it saying we do it for men which is not the case at all. Makeup is like an hobby. It is a way for women to feel more confident in their own skin, but it has some downsides.
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