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    In the reading "Richard Cory", "Not Waving", "Barbie Doll", "Song to a Waitress", "Suburban", "Unholy Sonnet", "Theology", "We Real Cool", Ballad of the Landlord," how did the author(s) address social issues (with humor, satire, dramatization) and in your opinion how much does stereotyping play in how we chose our friends?

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    The authors definitely address social issues in these poems. For example, "Barbie" dramatizes and satirizes the obsession with exterior appearances, perfection, women as sex objects, and other social issues. When the poet says, "Then in the magic of puberty, a classmate said: You have a great big nose and fat legs," it shows the bullying we receive over looks in society.

    In my opinion, we ...

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    Poems about social issues are addressed.