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What is Prose?

Definition of Prose

Prose is writing distinguished from poetry by its greater variety of rhythm and its closer resemblance to the patterns of everyday speech. The word prose comes from the Latin prosa, meaning straightforward. This describes the type of writing that prose embodies, unadorned with obvious stylistic devices. Prose writing is usually adopted for the description of facts or the discussion of ideas. Thus, it may be used for newspapers, magazines, novels, encyclopedias, screenplays, films, philosophy, letters, essays, history, biography and many other forms of media.

Example of Prose

A Port is a delightful place of rest for a soul weary of life's battles. The vastness of the sky, the mobile architecture of the clouds, the changing coloration of the sea, the twinkling of the lights, are a prism marvellously fit to amuse the eyes without ever tiring them. The slender shapes of the ships with their complicated rigging, to which the surge lends harmonious oscillations, serve to sustain within the soul the taste for rhythm and beauty. Also, and above all, for the man who of mysterious and aristocratic pleasure in contemplating, while lying on the belvedere or resting his elbows on the jetty-head, all these movements of men who are leaving and men who are returning, of those who still have the strength to will, the desire to travel or to enrich themselves.

--Charles Baudelaire--

Prose Poetry. Examples of Prose Written by PoetrySoup Members

Prose. These are examples of Prose poems written by member poets. PoetrySoup is a great resource of prose examples, articles, poets, poetry & definitions.

PMPoem TitleCategoriesFormPoetDate Posted
Premium Member Poem What's magic in realitymagic,truth,wisdom,Prose PoetryShanta, Elizabeth-Dea10/20/2014
Who Was That Idiot, Anywaybullying,racism,Prose PoetryHerron, Shaun10/20/2014
Holodomor Genocidegrave,loss,sorrow,Prose PoetryA. Sharma, Dr. Upma10/20/2014
Destiny or Dreamdeep,desire,dream,imageryProseBaxter, Warner10/20/2014
Premium Member Poem Life exludes nothinglife,lonely,repetition,spProse PoetryShanta, Elizabeth-Dea10/20/2014
Premium Member Poem SO MANY WAITING JUST TO BE LOVEDjesus,love,ProseMcSweeney, Lyn10/18/2014
Break the Cloudsdream,freedom,mountains,nProse PoetryHerron, Shaun10/17/2014
The Land of The Livingfreedom,life,mountains,naProse PoetryHerron, Shaun10/17/2014
The Final Fire In the Hall of The Mountain Kingdeath,mountains,nature,suProse PoetryHerron, Shaun10/17/2014
BOOhalloween,Prose PoetryMorgan, Raymond10/17/2014
Premium Member Poem Apocalypsedark,earth,truth,Prose PoetryShanta, Elizabeth-Dea10/17/2014
Late Night Bright Lightsfeelings,light,poems,Prose PoetryDictates, Fate10/17/2014
everythingemotions,poetry,Prose PoetryDictates, Fate10/17/2014
Premium Member Poem Washoutlost love,rain,storm,Prose PoetryAdams, Cona10/17/2014
quddrillon-Part IIsatire,ProseCHAKRABARTY, RAJAT KANTI10/16/2014
quddrillon part-Isatire,ProseCHAKRABARTY, RAJAT KANTI10/16/2014
Genocide contestdeath,Prose PoetrySusan, Black Eyed10/16/2014
don't be defined - stay proudpride,Proserams, louis10/16/2014
Waiting in line at a coffee shopcorruption,emotions,freedProseoneill, christopher10/15/2014
It's Up To Youculture,ProseJordan, Ken10/15/2014
Premium Member Poem The Darfurian Girlbereavement,character,ProseMehta, Dr.Ram10/15/2014
A Poem For My Ladybeautiful,desire,devotionProse PoetryBrown, Wendell10/15/2014
Attachmentappreciation,beautiful,inProse PoetryBrown, Wendell10/14/2014
QUENTIN's GIFTidentity,image,loss,symboProse PoetryCHAKRABARTY, RAJAT KANTI10/14/2014
Premium Member Poem The twins, Part 1brother,philosophy,symbolProseKolding, Jorn10/14/2014
Dinner On The Lakechanukah,romance,romanticProse PoetryWashington, Barbara10/13/2014
The Moon Shiniest Brightheaven,october,poetry,teaProse PoetryWashington, Barbara10/13/2014
Love Letter to TAallusion,for her,girl,lovProse PoetryVH, Jessica10/13/2014
LORD, COMINGdevotion,eulogy,god,religProse PoetryCHAKRABARTY, RAJAT KANTI10/13/2014
The Coloring Bookidentity,image,ProseRoberts, Nikkia10/13/2014
I Survived Janjaweed Part 2bereavement,death,death oProse PoetrySmith-Johnsen, Dane Ann10/13/2014
I Survived Janjaweed Part 1conflict,death,discriminaProse PoetrySmith-Johnsen, Dane Ann10/13/2014
Premium Member Poem An Affair with Deathanimal,body,dance,death,pProse Poetryforce, kj10/13/2014
Premium Member Poem Around the corneradventure,boat,fish,rainbProse PoetryShanta, Elizabeth-Dea10/13/2014
The Beginning Of Each New Daybeautiful,i love you,inspProse PoetryBrown, Wendell10/12/2014
Hope and the Elephantbest friend,blessing,faitProseRix, Gwendolen10/12/2014
He Served Them Wellblessing,children,encouraProseRix, Gwendolen10/11/2014
Premium Member Poem Rwanda's Whyafrica,death,people,placeProse PoetryFraser, James10/11/2014
Rusalkabeauty,earth,longing,Prose PoetryDrake, Raven10/11/2014
Harbingersmystery,mythology,Prose PoetryDrake, Raven10/11/2014
Mom's Most Incredible Day Everautumn,innocence,joy,kindProseRix, Gwendolen10/11/2014
Cloudburstmagic,nature,nostalgia,seProse PoetryDrake, Raven10/11/2014
RWANDA'S BURIED CALVARYhistory,inspiration,life,Prose PoetryGuillermo, Olive Eloisa10/11/2014
Premium Member Poem The Way Back Machinememory,nostalgia,write,ProseAdams, Cona10/10/2014
Year 3000angel,Prose PoetryJordan, Ken10/10/2014
Boomerangpoetry,Prose PoetryDictates, Fate10/10/2014
Directionsemotions,feelings,poetry,Prose PoetryDictates, Fate10/10/2014
Keep Calmpoetry,sleep,Prose PoetryDictates, Fate10/10/2014
Young Girl at Mirrorbeauty,child,dream,fashioProseRix, Gwendolen10/10/2014