She has used the picture of the happy children running out of their houses to play to represent life, vitality, health, beauty, and happiness. The poet has juxtaposed the two images to emphasize their difference. Childhood is the beginning of life, while old age is the conclusion. Happiness in childhood lasts forever, but it ends in old age.
Children's laughter is the voice of joy. It is also the voice that soothes the pain of sorrow. Therefore, the poet has used this image to convey the message that joy comes even in times of suffering and misery. It will never disappear even when all around you appears gloomy and dark.
Merrily they go about their business, gay and carefree. But a closer look reveals that beneath their smiling faces there are deep wounds which no one knows about. Tears fill their eyes as they wonder where this game will take them. Is it a place of happiness or sadness? They just don't know...
Children going to school for the first time are often accompanied by their parents or guardians. However, not all children attend school. Some are sent away to be educated by other people. This is usually the case with orphans who need money to be able to eat regularly. Otherwise, they will suffer from hunger which can lead to bad habits such as stealing or even running away from home.
These children have been left alone to face the world.
The poet believes this since all of their childhood friends are nearly identical. Children's behavior, hobbies, and innocence make him feel as if his youth has buried itself in the face of some newborn, as he was also like them in his infancy. He can now notice all of these characteristics in other youngsters.
The poet realizes that the loss of his childhood is a natural part of life. Although he first denies it and wonders where it has gone, he eventually relents, claiming that his childhood has ended since he has grown up and that the innocence that he once had is now on the face of another kid. He says that even if he could turn back time, he wouldn't change what has happened.
This is a common theme in poems about children losing their parents. Some poets claim that they would keep their childhood forever while others say that it was something they could never get back.
Losing one's child is probably the most painful experience a parent can go through. However, many poets have taken on this role as well and written about it. Here are just a few:
Ezra Pound: "A mother died when Ezra was young, / And his father married another, / Who gave him away in marriage," she said. "/ Why did you marry again?" / "I didn't," he said, "I don't."
Emily Dickinson: "Two years ago this spring, / My little boy went to sleep," she wrote. " / I watched him till he closed his eyes, / Then turned my head away - / To hide the tears that filled my eyes. / But soon I knew there was no use; / So still I sat and wept beside him / Until he opened his eyes.
"when hearts were young and gay"; "a poet could not but be happy in such jocund company"-Wordsworth"; "the jolly crowd at the reunion"; "jolly old Saint Nick"; "a jovial old gentleman"; "have a merry Christmas"; "peals of merry laughter"; "a mirthful chuckle" - these are some of the ways that the word "merry" is used in English literature.
The poet begins to miss his boyhood. Childhood, he believes, is full with innocence. The poet seemed to be grieving the loss of his childhood. He feels old now and thinks that his life as a child was better than what it is now.
What happened to his childhood? It went to some forgotten location concealed in the face of a newborn. That was all he knew, and all he recalled. The author attempts to realize the age when he lost his youth, when he grew old enough to grasp worldly things, in the poem "Childhood."
The poet was born into a wealthy family. His parents had many children, so there were always others to take care of him. He never felt lonely or abandoned, because he had a large family who took care of each other. They would play together on the lawn or in the garden, and when it got cold they would huddle by the fire. His parents would tell stories about their adventures when they were young, and the poet would listen to them sleep after eating his dinner.
When he was nine years old, his father died. Now he was alone in the world, with only his mother and siblings for company. They moved to a smaller house, but it was still big enough for them to feel crowded. The poet's mother worked hard to support her family, but things weren't easy for any of them.
In time, the poet lost interest in everything except writing poetry. He didn't eat properly or stay awake at night watching TV. All he cared about was writing poems. Sometimes friends would come over and talk with his mother, but the poet wasn't interested in anything else.
She regrets her loss and wishes she could recreate those pleasant days because her grandma is no longer living. The poet want to return to her grandmother's house because she feels emotional ties and sentiments there. It reminds her of the good old times when she was with her grandma and it makes her feel happy.
The poem describes a feeling that many people experience in their lives. Sometimes, we miss someone or something and this makes us feel sad. When this happens, it can be hard to understand why these feelings exist but they are normal. They are called "missing someone or something" feelings because you are missing someone or something that was important to you.
People experience missing someone or something feelings for many reasons. Maybe someone you cared about died or went away to school/work abroad. Perhaps you missed the time when you were sick and needed someone else to take care of you. Or maybe you just miss the idea of being together with someone special - even if you aren't actually apart from them.
Missing someone or something feelings will usually go away after a while. In some cases, you may even find yourself talking about or thinking about the person or thing you miss once you have moved on from your initial sadness.
People differ in how they react to missing someone or something feelings.
He recalls his house, his birthdays, the fresh wind, the dark and tall trees, and all the sweet recollections and innocence with which he spent his days. He now prefers to expire rather than continue with his existence. Overall, the poet depicts the best days of one's life as a youngster.