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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.

High on love lost loveProseCleaver-Bascombe, Karen
Premium Member Poem beginning my novel abuse, art, birth, dedication,ProseBohto, Holly
Chelsea beautiful, beauty, friendship, love,Prose PoetryPhillips, April
Bleeding Heart anxiety, dream, fear, introspection,Prose Poetryjohnson, curtis
Mother Goddess africa, beauty, god, mother,Prose Poetrynair, sadashivan
Premium Member Poem JUST FIGHT DON'T TALK ABOUT ME anti bullying, anxiety, art,ProseRogers BLK PANTHER, VAL BROOKLYN
DREAM COME TURE adventure, angelProse Poetrycurtis futch jr, kurtis scott aka
dialoguing a car ride courage, prideProse PoetryKho, Alicia
Before The Gates Of Alahsar - 5 - A repost dark, fantasy, light, love,Prose PoetryRaven, Vladislav
Premium Member Poem hard and soft matter - II beautyProse PoetryWoo, San
Awakened Tears cry, fear, islamicProseHenderson, Rose
Before The Gates Of Alahsar - 4 - A Repost dark, fantasy, light, love,Prose PoetryRaven, Vladislav
Drunken Brio drink, fire, hyperbole, muse,Prose PoetryP , Paloma
BEYOND THAT CLOUD confidence, faith, hope, religionProse PoetryKimbugwe, Joseph
Premium Member Poem I Can't Believe You're Mine II beautiful, love, passionProseLoo, Laura
ROBERT FROST REMEMBERED appreciation, tributeProseBrownlee, Lee
HOW WILL I KNOW lost, lost love, loveProseBrownlee, Lee
THE BOSS appreciation, black african american,Prose PoetryRolyat, Iger
Wholly Immersed emotions, feelings, heart, longing,Prose PoetryP , Paloma
Regrets I Regret Regretting allegory, anger, angst, conflict,ProseP , Paloma
Loyal or Ingrate allusion, character, wisdomProse PoetryChung, Brian
Intangible Obscurity allegory, perspective, poetryProse PoetryP , Paloma
Premium Member Poem A Big Regret caregiving, youthProseDietrich, Andrea
Premium Member Poem Let It Be Then devotion, emotions, heartbreak, hope,ProseChristensen, Elisa
Premium Member Poem Perceived and Heard Regardless allegory, analogy, imagery, irony,Prose Poetrylowe, millard
Premium Member Poem We Scatter Sweet Seeds analogy, birth, black africanProse Poetrylowe, millard
Premium Member Poem the sad and the sadder anger, bereavementProse PoetryWoo, San
Be happy, be happy, my friend allusion, death, faith, happinessProse Poetrynair, sadashivan
Dad dad, father, father daughter,Prose Poetrynair, sadashivan
BROTHERLY LOVE black african american, family,Prose PoetryRolyat, Iger
Thoughts On My Time At Soup feelingsProseRaven, Vladislav
Life Or Death death, lifeProseCheema, Balveen
CB Tribute Contest One journey, poetry, sorrowProseCheema, Balveen
Premium Member Poem Life or Death birth, deathProseJennings, CayCay
Isn't it Strange absence, age, blessing, character,ProseGlenister, Craig
Slumber's Passion absence, dream, emotions, heartbreak,Prose PoetryP , Paloma
The Holocaust color, culture, holocaust, racism,Prosejohnson, curtis
Premium Member Poem The Underground Powerhouse anxiety, science fictionProseWard, Julia
Orange Crust appreciation, boy, childhood, friendship,Prosejohnson, curtis
divided change, corruption, creationProse PoetryHamodey, Brenda
Darkness: The Real Ghost dark, dedicationProse PoetryDhiman, Amit
Inertia, Not An Option america, christian, dark, engagement,Prosejohnson, curtis
Premium Member Poem The Town Council Proposal community, culture, health, love,Prose PoetryDillenbeck, Gerald
Premium Member Poem In Our Town community, culture, environment, health,Prose PoetryDillenbeck, Gerald
HISTORY poems, poetryProse Poetryogufere, emmanuel
DEAD MAN WALKING poetry, sadProse Poetryogufere, emmanuel
PLASMANA, THE VAMPIRETTE gothicProse PoetryWalker, Sonia
FRIENDS AGAIN black african american, desire,ProseRolyat, Iger
Premium Member Poem POEMS 14 I WAS ALL SHE NEEDED appreciation, baptism, beautiful, beauty,Prose PoetryWells, Jerry
Premium Member Poem POEMS 13 GOD SEND YOU TO ME appreciation, baptism, beautiful, beauty,Prose PoetryWells, Jerry