Summary Of Jim Stevens 'Schizophrenia'

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“Schizophrenia” is a poem written by Jim Stevens in 1992. Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that affects the emotions of humans. The poem describes a couple’s relationship as it breaks with all the arguments and problems they go through. The reader can see that the relationship continues to get worse throughout the poem. The house is directly affected by all the conflicts, which help form the theme. The alliteration and sounds, the connotation of the words, and the theme and structure of the poem link the work of Stevens. Alliteration in the fourth line with the “s” sound emphasizes the dirtiness of the cloth (Stevens 697). The repetition of the word “keeping” in stanza five, defines the couple’s division (Stevens 697). The poem does not

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