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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 A Wedding In Whitelost love, ProseYvonne, Maurice
Premium Member Poem Upliftinggiving, ProseYvonne, Maurice
My Mother Vercityart, beauty, career, education,Prosesibiya, siza
Giftsanimal, cat, dog, giving,ProseKiser, M. L.
The Ancient Travelerpoems, poetry, space, stars, ProseKiser, M. L.
A Souls Adventureinspirational, poems, poetry, spiritual, ProseKiser, M. L.
Christmas Morningchristmas, holiday, poems, poetry, ProseKiser, M. L.
Christmas Memorychristmas, holiday, poems, poetry, ProseKiser, M. L.
6 String Deliverancedepression, happiness, ProsePAPYRUS, KEITH
Innocent Elevatorallusion, child, death, evil,ProseGroves, Alisha
Beautiful Delusionallusion, dark, depression, dream,ProseGroves, Alisha
Premium Member Poem Reflecting on Police Brutalityviolence, ProseDietrich, Andrea
Mirror in her eyeadventure, anxiety, appreciation, beautiful,ProseJaybus, Mr
My Grand Parentsgranddaughter, grandfather, grandmother, grandparents,Prosesitoot, sakshi
bizarre spooksfun, ProseCHAKRABARTY, RAJAT KANTI
The White Sheetlife, memory, ProseGorfam, Simon
He Asked Me to Danceadventure, best friend, dance,ProseRix, Gwendolen
Give Love Insteadblessing, time, wisdom, ProseLewis, TS
Santa's Special Delivery: a collabgranddaughter, grandfather, love, ProseCallus, Paul
Thankyou,my teachercute love, love, teacher,Prosesitoot, sakshi
Song of the Miscreants on Glory Roadadventure, blessing, desire, faith,Prosealice, shannon april
Premium Member Poem CHEF KILLED BY OFFICER FOR JAYWALKINGparody, truth, ProseMacMillan, Cyndi
My Dad's Wooden Crossblessing, character, dad, devotion, ProseRix, Gwendolen
Premium Member Poem From Pretty Pink Bows To Baby Bassinetsbaby, life, social, teen, ProseMorrison, Kim
ManY Questionsconflict, food, judgement, life,ProseJaybus, Mr
Premium Member Poem Our Mother's Lovemother, tribute, ProseAdams, Cona
Premium Member Poem Death and beyonddeath, truth, ProseShanta, Elizabeth-Dea
The Longing Souldesire, hope, longing, ProseWestmoreland, Andra
Santa has the Best Jobchristmas, poems, poetry, ProseKiser, M. L.
Nothing New Nothing Secretimagery, philosophy, poems, poetry,ProseKiser, M. L.
Lesser Godspoems, poetry, pollution, power,ProseKiser, M. L.
Premium Member Poem Handel's Messiahchristmas, music, ProseAdams, Cona
A Modern Fascist Truthallah, conflict, culture, discrimination,ProseKirk , Michael
The Feeling of Glorycheer up, desire, devotion,ProseMoise, Gerald
My Savior My Lordbible, birth, celebration, christmas,ProseDavis, Dennis
Homechristmas, courage, desire, ProseGarnes, Ruth
First things firstbaby, ProseRoss, Piyo
Christmas F K Christmasemotions, ProseVassallo, Alfred
Evening Well Spentbeautiful, beauty, child, childhood,ProseHicks, Timothy
Optionaldesire, love, sorrow, Prosealice, shannon april
Seven Lossesabsence, anger, loss, Prosealice, shannon april
I Will Wakekiss, love, Prosealice, shannon april
Dopplegangerabsence, death of aProsealice, shannon april
Don't Thenabsence, betrayal, sad love,Prosealice, shannon april
Sailor Groom and Mermaid Brideboat, dream, voyage, woman,Prosealice, shannon april
Just Your Average Sinnerlost, time, Prosealice, shannon april
I Would No Moreabsence, angst, beautiful, desire,Prosealice, shannon april
Premium Member Poem Another look at depressionchange, character, courage, trust,ProseShanta, Elizabeth-Dea