Childhood tends to be characterized by similar experiences ambitions and hopes in every
individual despite the social background or class one is born in. Life is so vivid, smooth and is
not has no major responsibilities. One’s ambition at this age is not confined or limited to
anything like grades hence one could dream as much. Additionally, the absence of any
responsibilities and knowledge about any duties or roles as a person is eminent at this age, which
is mainly characterized by dependence on parents. Bronislaw Maj poem on his childhood
memories at four years of age offers a vivid illustration on the innocence, undefined ambition
and dependency in childhood.
In the first two lines, the poet paints a picture of how clear and silent his life at the age of
four was. He states that he could hear the rush of river Raba despite the distance. Maj uses the
river’s rush to depict the peace and silence in his life at his age. The factor that he lacked any
responsibilities or obligation made his world peaceful and silent. There was nothing to bother his
mind or to stress about hence managed to listen to rushing rivers miles away. The two lines of
his poem offer an ins...