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Barbie Doll

Barbie Doll

by Marge Piercy

Barbie Doll: Name That Theme Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around Barbie Doll? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. All of the "usual" things the girlchild is exposed to reflect the theme of


women and femininity
mortality
society and class
time
Q. The talk about playing coy and wheedling emphasizes the poem's theme of


repression
appearances
versions of reality
masculinity
Q. The "magic of puberty" and the cruel words the kids say reflect the theme of


coming of age
versions of reality
truth
transformation
Q. The girlchild with a putty nose in her casket demonstrates the dangerous consequences of idealized


man and nature
appearances
nature
femininity
Q. The fact that the girlchild goes "to and fro apologizing" emphasizes the poem's theme of


perseverance
mortality
suffering
women and femininity
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