Thoroughlyread the poem Barbie Doll by Marge Piercy. Take notes regarding what each stanza (a poetic

Thoroughlyread the poem Barbie Doll by Marge Piercy. Take notes regarding what each stanza (a poetic paragraph, four in total)reveals to the audience.

Discuss with colleagues via the discussion board.

Then, on one document, students will summarizemuch like we did with ScudderPiercys poem. Use the exact same type of topic sentence we used for the Scudder paragraph.

After the summary, in a separate paragraph, students will respond to the poem. What is your opinion of Piercys premise? Each paragraph should contain about seven lines (not sentences).

Do not label the paragraphs; but do title the assignment.

This assignment will count 50 points toward the semester grade.

ENG101: Summary/Response Below is a poem by Marge Piercy.

Students must write a summary of the poem. Remember: a summary will include the title of the poem, the authors full name and the authors thesis in the first sentence. To round out the summary, we should discuss how the author supports his or her thesis by paraphrasing certain major points of the poem. Students then will write a response to Piercys intent. Do you or do you not agree with Piercys implied thesis? Explain and detail why?

Barbie Doll Marge Piercy

This girlchild was born as usual and presented dolls that did pee-pee and miniature stoves and irons and wee lipsticks the color of cherry candy. Then in the magic of puberty, a classmate said: You have a great big nose and fat legs. She was healthy, tested intelligent, possessed strong arms and back, abundant sexual drive and manual dexterity. She went to and fro apologizing. Everyone saw a fat nose on thick legs. She was advised to play coy, exhorted to come on hearty, exercise, diet, smile and wheedle. Her good nature wore out like a fanbelt. So she cut off her nose and her legs and offered them up. In the casket displayed on satin she lay with the undertakers cosmetics painted on, a turned-up putty nose, dressed in a pink and white nightie. Doesnt she look pretty? everyone said. Consummation at last. To every woman a happy ending

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