Hornbill Notes (Class 11)

CBSE Class 11 English Hornbill Chapter 8 Childhood

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Childhood – Markus Natten


Childhood – Markus Natten


In the poem ‘Childhood’, Markus Natten delineates the truth of youth honesty step by step changing into grown-up levelheadedness, lip service and singularity.

The lyric starts with the writer pondering when did his youth go – was it the day he stopped to be eleven; was it the day when he could recognize dream and reality by understanding that paradise and hellfire don’t exist since they are not found in geology books; was it the day when he could comprehend the pietism of grown-ups by understanding that individuals were not all that they put on a show to be; or was it the day when he wound up aware of his own developing uniqueness by understanding that he had his very own psyche and that he was fit for creating considerations and feelings that were not the same as other individuals.

In the last lines, the writer closes the theories in his psyche with respect to his lost adolescence. He currently endeavors to comprehend where his youth has gone.

In spite of the fact that he doesn’t know about the day he lost his adolescence, he realizes that it has gone to some overlooked place, that is, on the substance of a newborn child.

The writer trusts that however his youth has turned into a memory for him, it has turned into a reality for some other kid. Adolescence is a cyclic procedure, where it abandons one individual and goes to another.

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