The poem, "Barbie Doll", is about a girl who was growing up in a society which regard highly of female beauty. The title illustrates that most females were expected to be like Barbie dolls. These dolls cast pressure on the girl to be like supermodel. In this story, the girl failed to meet the standards of society and viewed as a ÃÂsocial outcast.ÃÂThe first paragraph describes a growing girl who was presented with ÃÂdolls,ÃÂ ÃÂminiature GE stoves,ÃÂ ÃÂironsÃÂ and ÃÂlipsticks.ÃÂ This will ensure that the girl will know which gender roles she should be and not too deviate from the accepted social custom. The mood of the poem changes when the author describes, ÃÂthe magic of puberty.ÃÂ Here, it refers to a time of emotional crisis that the girl went through as she matures. She is constantly teased for not looking like the typical Barbie dolls.
The second paragraph began with mentioning the girlÃÂs positive aspects, such as ÃÂShe was healthy, tested intelligent,ÃÂ ÃÂpossesses strong arms and backÃÂ and ÃÂabundant sexual drive and manual dexterity,ÃÂ These sentences portray the girl image (female) to male characteristics.
The tome in the poem changes again when the author stated, ÃÂthe girl went to and fro apologizing,ÃÂ and everyone still say she had a fat nose and thick legs, the society again, scorn at the ÃÂuglyÃÂ appearance of the girl.
In the third paragraph, line twelve to sixteen, the girl is expected to fake her natural behavior, emotion and characteristics. The ÃÂfan beltÃÂ was used to exemplify that one cannot endure the pressure placed by society to meet their standards and will wear out eventually. Consequently, she cut off her nose and legs. Therefore, the last paragraph expressed her death as ÃÂconsummation at last.ÃÂ DonÃÂt she look pretty? Everyone said.ÃÂ In this...