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My Shadow

I have a little shadow

that goes in and out with me.

And what can be that use of him

is more than I can see.

He is very, very like me

from the heels upto the head;

And I see him jump before me

When I jump into my bed.

The funniest thing about him

is the way he likes to grow-

Not at all like proper children,

Which is always very slow;

For he sometimes gets so little

and there’s none of him at all

He hasn’t got a notion

of how children, ought to play.

And can only make a foal of me,

in every sort of way.

He stays so close beside me.

he’s a coward you can see;

I’d think shame to stick to nursie

as that shadow sticks to me!

One morning, very early

before the Sun was up,

I rose and found the shining dew

on every buttercup

But my lazy little shadow,

like an arrant sleepyhead,

Had stayed at home behind me

and was fast asleep in bed.

– Robert Louis Stevenson



‘Shoots up taller’ in the poem means-


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suddenly becomes taller


fires from a gun


shoots towards sky


kicks the ball high

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‘Shoots up taller’ in the poem means suddenly becomes taller. The shadow becomes taller all of a sudden than the height of the poet. He feels that it is funny sometimes, especially when the shadow cast is bigger than him and shoots higher, grows taller.

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