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Marge Piercy's Beauty Standards
A girl does not live up to society’s standards of beauty and gets bullied for having a “big nose” and “fat legs.” Unable to keep up with having two identities, the girl kills herself and ends up, ironically, pretty to everyone’s eyes. Marge Piercy is an American poet, novelist, and social activist. Many of her most famous works include He, She, and It, Early Grrl, and The Moon is Always Female.
Beauty Standards are one of the main themes in this poem. It is apparent throughout the entire text as Piercy portrays a young girl beaten down with expectations she cannot handle which in turn, brings about her suicide.

“Consummation at last. To every woman a happy ending.” (Piercy, Line 24-25)

At this point in the poem, the girl has taken her

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