Just as Barbie’s life is filled with exciting material things, as depicted in the books and movies starring Barbie, the young g... ... middle of paper ... ...this can be viewed as a happy ending is because the young woman no longer has to try to conform to society. Marge Piercy has ironically paired a suicidal girl with the well know child’s toy Barbie. By giving the poem the title “Barbie Doll”, Piercy shows how society expected the girl in the poem to attain the desired qualities of a “perfect woman”. This masterpiece allows the reader to see inside the world of this troubled young woman who differs from the norms of society. After reading this poem I concluded that society in some ways compares woman to Barbie dolls, which in turn reflects the qualities that society values about women.
It contains four stanzas: the first stanza containing six lines, the second stanza with five lines, and the last two stanzas with seven lines. There is no particular rhyme scheme, except the use of an approximate rhyme with “candy” (4) and “pee-pee” (2). The poet structured this poem to be free verse for the reason that it expresses the need for women’s freedom. The formal and informal parts correlate with the way that each stanza represents each stage in the girl’s life, making “Barbie Doll” a narrative. This helps readers follow the pattern of her life much easier.
The second item in my memory... ... middle of paper ... ... “To Kill A Mockingbird” is a wonderfully written book. One of the reasons why this book has reached the popularity that is has is that it is written as a child’s perspective on a “grown-up” topic. Scout is the character for my memory box because she is able to show the book through her eyes and you can see how much she has grown by the end of the book. Scout learns numerous lessons from school, from Atticus, and from watching Tom Robinson’s trial. The memory box is Mrs.Dubose’s candy box because she was a very strong woman to overcome an addiction and cope with the pain of being very ill. By the end of the book Scout was as strong as Mrs.Dubose, having gone through being made fun of at school and watching Tom Robinson be convicted of rape in the court.
Apparently, Leila’s heart is beating fast here, and we can almost hear its pulse, especially when “she tried not to smile too much; she tried not to care”(p.40). The author’s creation of a dream world is revealed in the way Leila views everything with wide eyes and astonishment. Simple common details, such as “Meg’s tuberoses, Jose’s long loop of amber, Laura’s little dark head…”(p.40) are even seen by her as most charming and extraordinary. Unmistakably, Mansfield is constructing “fairy land” as the setting of the story through the eyes of Leila. In order to sketch the ball through Leila’s eyes, Katherine Mansfield writes the story from a feminine point of view.
Inner Light Every person has the potential to be a good human being. Katherine Mansfield displays this belief in her story “The Dollhouse”, in which three children receive a dollhouse as a gift. To explain this inner goodness, Mansfield uses the introduction of the dollhouse to the Burnells along with the young girls’ innocence to explain this theme, while also introducing characters that would appear to contradict this belief, but actually reinforce it. To start off, Mansfield uses the dollhouse as the first symbol of the inner good inside a person. The first impression of the dollhouse that is given is that “the smell of paint was quite enough to make any one seriously ill.” Before the children uncover the dollhouse the smell is noticeable
The Poem “Barbie Doll (1969)” by Marge Piercy describes the life of a young girl who fell victim to society’s idea of beauty. Marge Piercy was a known social activist and uses this poem to bring attention to serious issues facing young females in society. “Barbie Doll” by Marge Piercy is a narrative poem; the poem is written in free verse. The author selects a free form of poetry and other devices to help get her point across. The central message of this work is that society is obsessed with appearances.
During her childhood, everything seems to go on quite well: she plays with girl games like “dolls; GE stoves; lipsticks” (v.1-4) and she is living a “magic puberty” (v.5).... ... middle of paper ... ...urity and innocence coming out of her since the very beginning of the poem but tarnished by the bullies. The verse 23 is then of a tremendous importance as “everyone” is looking at her to see if she finally suits the physical standards of beauty in death. “Putty” (v.21) and “consummation at last” (v.24) echo and highlight the falsity of her surrounding and the importance given to the ‘façade’. Maybe she is cutter in death because of this “putty nose” created thanks surgery. We may wonder if the poetess shares the beliefs of these foolish people.
society’s depiction of her and lastly the title of the poem embodying the girl’s own affliction. The message though, that I personally took away from analyzing this poem is to be happy with the body and features you are granted and to forget what society may think of you because while you can work out and wear makeup and change your features you only have one body to live in. One of my favorite quotes is “What other people think of you is not your business. If you start to make that business your business, you will be offended for the rest of your life” by Deepak Chopra. Unfortunately for the girl in Marge Piercy’s “Barbie Doll” this mind set was made impossible by society’s standards for her as it is for many young women in todays “thigh gap” obsessed
Additionally you can concur that what's inside matters most to these girls but there still is a longing and even a need to conc... ... middle of paper ... ...s" represents the idea of poor kids tolerating harmed toys. This energy and acknowledgement hail from the inclination of being much the same as middle and upper class kids and fitting in. Cisneros makes a sensible character. The young lady's inspired activity is the longing to have the Barbie dolls. While playing with the old dolls, the young lady relates a story of two Barbies.
In the examples it is easy for the audience to picture little accessories for the child's Barbie doll and a young girl, dressed in a pink nightgown with makeup applied, lying in a casket. Also the symbolism used in this poem is important. For example “So she cut off her nose and her legs and offered them up” (line 17). This example symbolizes the young girl freeing herself from pieces of her the society did not like. All in all “Barbie Doll” by Marge Piercy is a poem that tells the story of a young girl victimized by society’s idea of beauty.