Figurative Language In Marge Piercy's Barbie Doll

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The poem "Barbie Doll" by Marge Piercy has a profound meaning to it. After reading it a couple of times, I found the theme by analyzing multiple things. I figured out the theme because of the author's use of figurative language and the outcome of her plot. The theme that I discovered was; people change people for the better or for, the worse, but it is upon them how they take it in. One of the reasons I figured out the theme was because of the author's use of figurative language. In the third stanza, I found the simile "Her good nature wore out/ like a fanbelt" (16-17). When I read this, I interpreted it as that she snapped because of all the high expectations put on her. After what everybody said to her, instead of ignoring it, she let what

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