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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.

Visibly Shaken beauty, loveProse PoetryMorgan, Denise
The Amazing Sun beautiful, day, natureProsejohnson, curtis
Premium Member Poem New Years Wish 2013 hope, how i feelProseEbbs, Ed
Body Language language, wordsProse PoetryMorgan, Denise
Moon-light moon, waterProse PoetryMorgan, Denise
Premium Member Poem Darkness Falls conflict, dark, death, deep,Prose PoetrySammons, Buffy
Turn Around change, christian, god, jesus,Prosejohnson, curtis
36 Years appreciation, beautiful, best friend,Prose Poetryjohnson, curtis
Premium Member Poem The Righteousness of God abuse, addiction, anger, faith,Prose PoetryRobertson, Milton
Not an Option courage, depression, successProse PoetryKruger, Marc
Words Of Life christian, faith, growing up,Prose Poetryjohnson, curtis
Premium Member Poem GRAND PAPA'S LIBRARY - FOR CONTEST books, childhood, rememberProseALLISON, JAN
Premium Member Poem Blood Moon dark, death, imagery, lyric,Prose PoetryDaniels, Jerry
Inner Child Speaks abuse, childhood, evil, womanProseMorgan, Denise
You encouraging, for her, friend,ProseForman, Jeffrey
Illusion birth, creation, death, depression,Prose PoetrySrivastava, Pranjal
Missing you angstProse PoetryCostales, Josefina
True Self trust, truth, worldProseMorgan, Denise
Premium Member Poem BEFORE WE WERE BORN OUR LIFE WAS PLANNED jesus, lifeProse PoetryMcSweeney, Lyn
Stars heaven, inspirational, spiritual, starProseForman, Jeffrey
A Wisp Of Smoke how i feelProseMorgan, Denise
Lost analogyProseSojourner, Magneeta
Sleep By Remote Control sleepProseKrieger, CJ
Thinking Of Dreams dream, night, sleepProseKrieger, CJ
A Helping Hand christian, friendship, people, prayer,Prosejohnson, curtis
Praying For You christian, faith, friendship, love,Prosejohnson, curtis
Sore and Bleeding how i feel, lifeProseMorgan, Denise
The New Middle Passage allegory, analogy, faith, hope,Prose Poetrylowe, millard
The Kid And The Coffee childhood, family, grandmother, memoryProsejohnson, curtis
Granite Heart feelings, heartbroken, love hurtsProseMorgan, Denise
Under The Glass Moon Eyes allegory, confusion, depression, evilProseMan, Morose
Love Curse lost loveProseMorgan, Denise
Declaration Prayer christian, devotion, jesus, prayer,Prose Poetryjohnson, curtis
Lacklustre Lust break up, lost loveProseMorgan, Denise
Premium Member Poem My life as I feel it bio, conflict, crush, dark,Prose PoetrySammons, Buffy
Premium Member Poem Precious Ability courage, god, lifeProseAcquah, Vicki
Premium Member Poem What a Dad Should Be addiction, anti bullying, child,Prose PoetrySiegel, Steven
58 Hours of Rail adventure, happy, husband, travel,Prosejohnson, curtis
The Sum of Her hurtProseLarmon, Christina
Wilting Flower strengthProseMorgan, Denise
Her Style friend, poems, stormProseKrieger, CJ
Finishing Well addiction, betrayal, career, hurt,Prose Poetryjohnson, curtis
Goose-Flesh blue, sad, sunProseMorgan, Denise
A Molt Feather angel, windProseMorgan, Denise
Recurring Nightmare dark, dreamProseJordan, Ken
depression depressionProse PoetryKruger, Marc
O lovely kids grandchild, kid, loveProse Poetrynair, sadashivan
Forever And Always anxiety, introspectionProse PoetryWhalen O Haolin in ancient celtic, David
Making A Difference animal, care, fish, hope,Prosejohnson, curtis
Premium Member Poem MEEP MEEP business, funny, hilarious, parodyProseOliver Rotman, Mary