NCERT Solutions for Class 11 English Hornbill Chapter 8

Childhood Class 11

Chapter 8 Childhood Exercise Answers & Summary

The poem Childhood begins with the poet pondering over 'when' was it that he lost his childhood. He wonders if it was the time when he crossed the age of eleven or the time when he started realizing that there is no real existence of heaven and hell as they could not be geographically located in maps.

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Q1 :  

Identify the stanzas that talks of each of the following.

   Individuality                    rationalism                                      hypocrisy

 


Answer :

Individuality- Third stanza

Rationalism- First stanza

Hypocrisy- Second stanza

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Q2 :  

What according to the poem is involved in the process of growing up?


Answer :

According to the poem, the process of growing up involves the attainment of mental maturity. A person is said to be grown up when he has become logical, rational and is able to build his own thoughts. A grown up has the power to distinguish between reality and fantasy.

A grown up individual understands the actions of others just as the poet recognises the hiatus between the preaching and the practice of the adults. He realises the hypocrisy and the double standards maintained by the adults. A mature individual also asserts his thoughts and opinions. The poet realises that he himself is the master of his mind and can form thoughts and opinions of his own.

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Q3 :  

What is the poet's feeling towards childhood?


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Q4 :  

Which do you think are the most poetic lines? Why?


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