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what is the meaning of "nursie" in the poem "my shadow"?

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dua1984 | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 8, 2012 at 7:07 PM via web

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what is the meaning of "nursie" in the poem "my shadow"?

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sanjayapursnani | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted August 12, 2012 at 8:02 AM (Answer #1)

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'Nursie' here refers to nurse/ nanny. The poet says my shadow follows me everywhere like a nanny or governess,and he feels shame about it as he wants his freedom to play and do other things.

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