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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



‘The funniest thing about him’. The funniest thing is-


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the way in which the shadow grows


the poet’s going into bed


the way in which he talks


the children’s behaviour

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‘The funniest thing about him’. Here the funniest thing is the way in which the shadow grows. He feels that it is funny sometimes, especially when the shadow cast is bigger than him this according to the poet is the most hilarious part.

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