This is an analysis of the poem Neighbour Peter's Mare that begins with:

A CERTAIN pious rector (John his name),
But little preached, except when vintage came;...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

The information we provided is prepared by means of a special computer program. Use the criteria sheet to understand greatest poems or improve your poetry analysis essay.

  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccddeeffbbbbgghhbb bbggiiffeebbjk Xjbbcceegg bbffgghheebb eeeebb bblljjmm kkeeeennbbbbddeeggeeffeehhee ggee eeddjjbbccgfaa mmffdddd aakkbb XXbbooeeee ooiijjbbhhggeeeebb iiiicccc hhjjgfiiiillnX oobbnnbbllffjjXkk
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 22,14,10,12,6,8,28,4,14,8,6,10,18,8,14,17,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 0101010101 1101011101 11110101010 10110111010 0101110101 1101011101 1001000011 1101111101 1001011101 1111110111 11010001001 1101000101 0111010111 0101110101 0101110001 1101010011 11001011101 1100110101 1101110101 01011001111 1111001101 0101010101 0101011101 1101011101 0100110101 1101000101 0111110101 0101110001 1101100111 0101010101 1101010011 1101110101 0101011111 1111110101 1110110101 11010111010 0101110101 1101110111 1101010101 0100010101 1101010111 1101111101 0111010101 1101010101 1001010101 1101000101 1111010101 11001100101 0101110000 1101010101 0101011101 1101010111 11001011101 0111110101 0101010111 1100110101 0101001101 0111011001 1101010101 1101110101 1101110101 1101010111 1101110001 1001011101 0100111111 1111011101 0101110101 0101010101 1111111101 0110110001 1111010101 0110110111 11010101010 11010111010 1111011111 11100011101 1101110011 1111010101 0111010111 0101010101 1101000101 0101101101 1100010111 1111111101 1111010111 1100011111 1101010101 0101011101 0001110001 1111011101 0100010111 01001111101 1111001111 0101001111 0101110111 1101011111 1111011101 1101010111 1101010101 1111110111 1101010111 0101010001 0011011101 0101010101 0101110101 0101010010 1101010111 1111010101 1111011101 1101110101 1101010101 1111110101 0101010101 1101110111 11111101011 0101010001 01010110001 1101011101 0101011101 1101010101 1101111001 0111111101 1110010101 1101011101 1101110111 1100110101 1101100101 1101010101 01011110010 110101010010 1111010101 1101010001 1101010111 1111111110 1101011011 1011111101 1111011111 1101111011 1111110101 1011111111 11010011101 1101011101 1100010111 1101000101 1101010101 11110010111 0101000101 0101111101 1101010101 1001010101 1101010101 1011010101 1101111111 0101010101 1101010111 11100010101 1101110011 1111110101 01010001010 11010101010 0101011101 1111110101 0101110101 0101000101 1011110101 0100000101 0101010001 0101000111 0101010101 1101010101 1111111111 11111110001 1101111101 0101001101 1101010111 1101000111 0101110101 1100011101 0111110001 1101101101 0101010001 1101110110 0101010101 0101010101 0110011101 1101011101 1011010111 1101111101 0101011101 0111110101 1101110001 0101011111 1101011101 11110011001 0101011101 1101100101 11010101010 11110111010
  • Amount of stanzas: 17
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 501
  • Average number of words per stanza: 90
  • Amount of lines: 198
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, to, she'll, you, not are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, she, the are repeated.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of Neighbour Peter's Mare;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

More information about poems by Jean De La Fontaine