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  1. The poet says that his childhood has gone to some forgotten place because he is unable to find that innocence and imagination in adulthood. Adults are full of hypocrisy. They have smile on their faces but hate in their hearts. The poet struggles to find the childhood but cannot find. This is why heRead more

    The poet says that his childhood has gone to some forgotten place because he is unable to find that innocence and imagination in adulthood. Adults are full of hypocrisy. They have smile on their faces but hate in their hearts.

    The poet struggles to find the childhood but cannot find. This is why he says so.

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  1. Yes, certainly the poet is nostalgic about his childhood. The line "When did my childhood go" shows that the poet is missing his childhood days. Throughout the poem, the poet is comparing and contrasting innocence of childhood and hypocrisy of adulthood. He desires to go back to his childhood. HowevRead more

    Yes, certainly the poet is nostalgic about his childhood. The line “When did my childhood go” shows that the poet is missing his childhood days. Throughout the poem, the poet is comparing and contrasting innocence of childhood and hypocrisy of adulthood. He desires to go back to his childhood. However he can’t.

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  1. Science is based on reason and logic. The concept of hell and heaven are imaginary. In his childhood, the poet used to believe in divine things. However when he grew old and read science, it totally negated this concept and hence his imaginations were also gone. The poet believes that this led him tRead more

    Science is based on reason and logic. The concept of hell and heaven are imaginary. In his childhood, the poet used to believe in divine things. However when he grew old and read science, it totally negated this concept and hence his imaginations were also gone. The poet believes that this led him to lose his childhood.

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  1. The mood of the poem seems to be melancholic because the poet is missing his childhood. He wonders where his childhood has gone. However in the end, the poet feels relieved when he finds his childhood hidden in the face of an infant. So, the mood changes to calm in the end. Play quiz on Childhood PoRead more

    The mood of the poem seems to be melancholic because the poet is missing his childhood. He wonders where his childhood has gone. However in the end, the poet feels relieved when he finds his childhood hidden in the face of an infant. So, the mood changes to calm in the end.

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  1. There is not particular rhyme scheme in the poem Childhood. In the first stanza, it is ABBCCD. Rest stanzas have irregular rhyming. Play quiz on Childhood Poem Summary of Childhood Poem

    There is not particular rhyme scheme in the poem Childhood. In the first stanza, it is ABBCCD. Rest stanzas have irregular rhyming.

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  1. This poem is written by the poet in the memory of his own childhood which is no more. Each stanza beings with the line "When did my childhood go?" which depicts that the poet is regretting over the loss of his childhood because it was full of innocence. There was no hypocrisy and of course imaginatiRead more

    This poem is written by the poet in the memory of his own childhood which is no more. Each stanza beings with the line “When did my childhood go?” which depicts that the poet is regretting over the loss of his childhood because it was full of innocence. There was no hypocrisy and of course imaginations (Heaven and Hell) instead of dark reality of life. Hence the title of this poem is apt.

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  1. In the poem Childhood, hell and heaven are imaginary concepts which the poet used to believe in. It was told to him that all the bad people will go to hell and all good ones will go to heaven. In hell, there are devils and evil spirits while in Heaven there is the love of God, fairies etc. Play quizRead more

    In the poem Childhood, hell and heaven are imaginary concepts which the poet used to believe in. It was told to him that all the bad people will go to hell and all good ones will go to heaven. In hell, there are devils and evil spirits while in Heaven there is the love of God, fairies etc.

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  1. Yes, there is development of thoughts in the poem Childhood. The poet raises questions about his lost childhood. He wonders "when did his childhood go". He cites various reasons which led to the loss of his childhood. However in the end, he finally finds his childhood hidden in the face of an infantRead more

    Yes, there is development of thoughts in the poem Childhood. The poet raises questions about his lost childhood. He wonders “when did his childhood go”. He cites various reasons which led to the loss of his childhood. However in the end, he finally finds his childhood hidden in the face of an infant child.

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