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  1. Date: 3/25/2013 7:16:00 AM
    I must be honest, I don't know anything about oen form or the other. I just enjoy writing, unless there is a contest where they give me details on what they expect, I'll just write away LOL

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  1. Date: 3/5/2013 10:39:00 AM
    Why must our poetry be defined in a form other than to meet another person's expectations?

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  1. Date: 3/5/2013 9:42:00 AM
    Thank you for this very interesting blog, Becca. I am referring to it during the day and I have learned a great deal - thank you all. Love, Su

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  1. Date: 3/5/2013 8:23:00 AM
    I get confused... So my story poems are just called light poetry... What are mine any way?

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  1. Date: 3/4/2013 3:08:00 PM
    I found this definition online: Prose Poem..."Just as black humor straddles the fine line between comedy and tragedy, so the prose poem plants one foot in prose, the other in poetry, both heels resting precariously on banana peels."... : D Enjoy it!

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  1. Date: 3/4/2013 3:06:00 PM
    Just in a nutshell, Becca, narrative for me means story telling. But like Chris says, you could use narrative STYLE inside a rhyming poem. You could call it a "story poem" Prose , like Catie said, is one scene vs. a whole story. Prose poetry just employes more poetic devises such as imagery, metaphor, etc than a regular prose. Free verse is the one difficult for ME. It's a distinctive form in that line breaks and poetic devices are very important along with unique imagery. If you don't employ these things, you are right back to metered poetry or stories! I love a well done free verse, but normally I can't write them very well. I think I do ok in prose!

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  1. Date: 3/4/2013 10:44:00 AM
    Here is some food-for-thought concerning the supposed narrative form. Among a lot of experienced writers and also advanced literature programs at the university level, narrative is not considered a form, but instead, a style. One can obviously write narrative-style sonnets, prose/prose poetry, villanelles, etc. I found that if I actually ponder on this, narrative is definitely more of a style than a form. I agree with the consensus of more experienced writers....having narrative as an overall form, unravels itself; it is a style of writing(only my opinion, derived from the opinions of some other writers).

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  1. Date: 3/4/2013 10:38:00 AM
    yes, Becca, in my humble opinion, the poem you spoke of IS free verse. hugs, catie :)

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  1. Date: 3/4/2013 10:37:00 AM
    Hullo, Becca. There can be a big difference between prose and prose poetry. Purple Prose, which began in the Elizabethan Era, can be written much more poetically than a lot of 'poems' I read that have been mis-labelled(or properly)as free-verse(it is poetic irony). For me, just the topic of free-verse alone is such a diverse one, it would take an entire blog-answer for me to discuss lol.

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  1. Date: 3/4/2013 10:29:00 AM
    My dear Rebecca...I think that you've posted the "Prose" definition... We're talking about "Prose Poetry"...or Am I wrong? : )

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  1. Date: 3/4/2013 10:07:00 AM
    It looks complicated but it's easy.

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  1. Date: 3/4/2013 9:56:00 AM
    I believe prose to be a form of creative writing. Often, though not mentioned above, the poet may use some poetic techniques to emphasize a particular point. Prose is generally shorter than a short story, and may only capture one scene which might fit into the whole of a story. For those reasons, yes, prose is categorized under Poetry. I think it is fitting. Love and hugs, Catie :)

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  1. Date: 3/4/2013 9:54:00 AM
    This is such a great question. I get confused by these as well!

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