Mary had a little frog
And it was water-soaked,
But Mary did not keep it long
Because, of course, it croaked!

Analysis, meaning and summary of Ellis Parker Butler's poem Mary Had A Little Frog


  1. me!!!! says:

    this poem was my favorite….it was very short and it accually made scence….i was looking for a poem that didnt take a long time to read….NOW I GOT ONE!!!!!;)

  2. briony webb says:

    i really like this poem, stumbled across it whilst looking for something else. it reminds me of a rhyme- another variation on the ‘mary had a little lamb..’ nursery ryhme that my dad used to sing when we were small which went’ Mary had a little lamb,
    it’s fleece was black as soot,
    and everywhere that Mary went
    it’s sooty foot it put!” – don’t know where it originated!

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