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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.

Premium Member Poem I Love Trees earth, environment, nature, treeProse PoetryDuet, Carole
Making the Leap adventure, character, courage, dedication,ProseRoberts, Nicholas
Whisper In The Wind dream, longing, loveProse PoetryFrost, Elizabeth
Premium Member Poem Tree Flying happiness, peace, solitude, summer,Prose PoetryDillenbeck, Gerald
My Mistake forgiveness, hurt, poems, relationshipProseClifford, Anthony
Premium Member Poem Getting Into It earth, environment, health, humor,Prose PoetryDillenbeck, Gerald
Premium Member Poem Summon winds of change allusion, angst, changeProseOne, Silent
Premium Member Poem POEM 44 PLEASE SAY appreciation, baptism, beautiful, beauty,Prose PoetryWells, Jerry
Premium Member Poem POEM 43 YOU ARE SOME ONE SPECIAL appreciation, beautiful, beauty, bestProse PoetryWells, Jerry
Premium Member Poem POEM 42 MY HEART IS EMPTY appreciation, baptism, beautiful, bestProse PoetryWells, Jerry
Premium Member Poem Fundamentals Revisited christian, health, islamic, religionProse PoetryDillenbeck, Gerald
transgender how i feel, iProse PoetryHaskel, Aidan
when she leaves feelings, leaving, loss, lostProse PoetryHaskel, Aidan
Prods And Echoes philosophy, rememberProse PoetryDe Burca, Seosamh
Memento Mori: Death the make-up artist age, art, beauty, dark,ProseCopold, Jared Wain
For Being Rich I Was Poor deep, how i feel,Prose PoetryV., Key
Premium Member Poem Death's Bartender deathProsethirtyseven, scott
Premium Member Poem Press Release abuse, culture, health, humor,Prose PoetryDillenbeck, Gerald
He has just funked it all, part 7 confusion, leaving, word playProseWillow, Weeping
Magical Forces beauty, nature, poemsProse PoetryFrost, Elizabeth
As a poet age, art, beauty, birth,Prose PoetryMishra, Gajanan
More Needed angst, artProseMoise, Gerald
The Color of Love bird, color, fantasy, love,Prose PoetryDion, Howard
Dwelling Place allegory, fear, heartbroken, loneliness,ProseSchroeder, Jennifer
A Hundred Words feelings, love, love hurts,Prose PoetrySchroeder, Jennifer
Premium Member Poem Her Never Ending Creation Story beauty, culture, dance, health,Prose PoetryDillenbeck, Gerald
Fading Thoughts journey, memory, poemsProse PoetryFrost, Elizabeth
Premium Member Poem MONOCHROMATIC MADNESS anger, cancer, child, pain,ProseRockwell, Cindi
Premium Member Poem Genius Sorta Smells beach, culture, earth, environment,Prose PoetryDillenbeck, Gerald
Premium Member Poem The Unsettled Exterminator earth, hate, health, humor,Prose PoetryDillenbeck, Gerald
We are one earth, identity, joy, language,Prose PoetryMishra, Gajanan
Let me go adventure, beauty, joy, life,Prose PoetryMishra, Gajanan
Alive dream, prayerProseCheyney, Jolene
Premium Member Poem YangTruth with YintegralBeauties health, love, nature, religion,Prose PoetryDillenbeck, Gerald
Premium Member Poem Competing in Tough Love Markets beauty, culture, health, humor,Prose PoetryDillenbeck, Gerald
A Broken Tomorrow betrayal, hurt, poemsProse PoetryFrost, Elizabeth
My Bestfriend best friend, love hurtsProseClifford, Anthony
Thru The Night day, lost, moon, night,ProseClifford, Anthony
The Crush chocolate, crush, emo, feelings,ProseRoss, Piyo
The Old Me change, loveProseClifford, Anthony
Premium Member Poem Revolutionary Plutocracy health, love, political, science,Prose PoetryDillenbeck, Gerald
Premium Member Poem Supremely Naughty Plutocracy beauty, health, humor, loveProse PoetryDillenbeck, Gerald
The Lone Wolf adventure, animal, body, paradise,Prose PoetryV., Key
Premium Member Poem Trump's Plutocratic Party earth, environment, health, humor,Prose PoetryDillenbeck, Gerald
Premium Member Poem Remembering Radical Relatives beauty, culture, health, humor,Prose PoetryDillenbeck, Gerald
Dos and Don'ts truth, writingProseAyinla, Oluwaseye
Premium Member Poem Communion Sound Bites earth, health, humor, love,Prose PoetryDillenbeck, Gerald
Premium Member Poem In another time angst, love, love hurtsProse PoetryOne, Silent
Silent changes poems, solitude, timeProse PoetryFrost, Elizabeth