Schizophrenia By Jim Stevens Summary

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Schizophrenia is a mental disorder involving a breakdown in the relation between thought, emotion, and behavior, leading to fantasy and delusion, inappropriate actions and feelings, and even more. The name of this poem is “Schizophrenia”, by Jim Stevens. Stevens wrote this poem to describe this mental disorder using a house that sounded like it wasn’t even taken care of. Stevens is also describing people who stay in the house that has schizophrenia also. The device used in this poem the most is personification. “Schizophrenia” begins and ends with the line “It was the house that suffered most.” This must mean that whoever stayed in this house was diagnosed with schizophrenia and the house was just not normal anymore. The next stanza states, …show more content…
I’ll say maybe because of the threats being received. In my opinion, I would never accept a half-apology, because that just tells me that you’re not as serious as I thought you were. Noisy reconcilations with the sobbing can possibly happen though if you’re trying to make things work. “Some rooms declared their loyalties, keeping to themselves, keeping out the other. The house divided against itself.” The couples are in separate rooms, thinking about how their actions had caused all the drama going on in their relationship. Neither one of them want to communicate with each other at this point. The house is torn up, and divided. “Seeing cracking paint, broken windows, the front door banging in the wind, the roof tiles flying off, one by one, the neighbors said it was a madhouse.” The neighbors must’ve heard all of the commotion going on in that house, and had also peeped the broken windows also. I can honestly say that at this point, one of these people may have schizophrenia, but at this point, a relationship has gone downhill and may have been over at this point. People who have schizophrenia can’t necessarily control their actions or how they feel sometimes though. It’s sad that sometimes people can’t control schizophrenia, but that’s just how it is

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