Schizophrenia: Thought and Poem Jim Stevens

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By Jim Stevens
"Schizophrenia" by Jim Stevens is a poem depicting the way a schizophrenic person 's brain works. In the first line of the poem Jim Stevens says "It was the house that suffered the most". Although he is using the visualization of a house, I believe that he is really just using imagery to portray a human. I believe that each stanza portrays a different symptom of Schizophrenia.
Through my studies of this poem, I was unable to find any documentation of the poet, Jim Stevens; therefore I was unable to assess his life and his reasoning behind writing this poem. Because of this I have had to make my own assumption that Jim Stevens might be writing this poem about himself. His lack of publication leaves a …show more content…

The word schizophrenia in Latin is broken up to (skhizein) and (phrēn) which literally means 'to split ' the 'mind ' CITATION Oxf14 \l 1033 (Oxford Dictionaries). These lines signify the borders being drawn, the mind splitting up into two. Each part of the mind is choosing its side and staying there. In line 15 it says "the house divided against itself", I believe this is directly related to the first line where it says "it was the house that suffered the most". The author is

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