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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.

Old fish, fishing, oldProseKrieger, CJ
My Grandfather grandfather, memoryProseKrieger, CJ
The Comforter angel, bereavement, bible, cancer,Prose Poetryjohnson, curtis
Shadow Art catProseKrieger, CJ
Beautiful Scar childhood, confusion, memory, momProse PoetryDutta, Anisha
The Cab driver in the ol' brown hat adventure, appreciation, beautiful, blessing,Prose PoetryBolam, Georgina
The Audacity of Being allegory, allusionProsearchuletta, dave
I Write jesus, me, poetry, power,Prose PoetryBabb, Akilah
No More Kanswer abuse, africa, depression, discrimination,Prose PoetrySimotwo, Faith
Premium Member Poem Love Need Not Be Tested marriageProseHenderson, Charles
Against me hate, how i feel,Prose Poetrysediqi, bahram
more wine sensualProse PoetryGeorge, Gitlan
Love and Seasons angst, heartbreak, love, movingProse PoetryVarzena, Bre
I Could Cry But I Choose To Smile abuse, africa, sad, visionary,ProseSimotwo, Faith
Heart Eyes crush, cute love, forProse PoetryBudd, Cassi
Demise allusion, destiny, epicProse Poetrytauber, kathy
So it goes-homeward bound absence, introspectionProse Poetrytauber, kathy
Missverstandnis growing up, oldProseKrieger, CJ
Discarding abortion, angst, beach, freedom,Prose PoetryVarzena, Bre
stooopid poet abuse, anti bullyingProsepoetess, Misunderstood
By the Old Oak moving onProse PoetryLedavec, Boskov
From Yon Darkened Keep anxiety, death, depression, dream,Prose PoetryMcCallum , Robert Liam
Premium Member Poem SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING betrayal, celebrity, courage, evil,ProseSankey-Lewis, Iris
Like Him loveProseKrieger, CJ
A Winters Field beauty, winterProseKrieger, CJ
Premium Member Poem The Raven's Lament 2 and 3 - Barrymore's back bird, funnyProse PoetryBoy, Tommy
Premium Member Poem A Day on the Farm-Epic Contest-Pic 2 farm, mythProseInman, James
It's Never Too Late In Floating Boats allegory, analogyProse Poetryarchuletta, dave
Hell Hath No anger, loveProseKrieger, CJ
SALVATION ARMY POETRY PLEDGE angel, appreciation, blessing, change,Prose PoetryBLAKE, ANTHONY
Premium Member Poem A Christmas Memory christmas, family, memory, sad,ProseJohnson-Saunders, Rhonda
Before She Says Goodbye goodbye, lost loveProseKrieger, CJ
Among apple trees absence, addiction, deathProse PoetryRytis, Rytis
TWO BY TWO africa, color, corruption, culture,ProseSimotwo, Faith
Letter from a Son to His Late Mother bio, emotions, family, loss,ProseMorshed, Sarwar
Bloody Lambs Wool Red allegory, allusion, anger, angst,Prose Poetryarchuletta, dave
Premium Member Poem Love's Enduring Legacy devotion, heartbreak, love, soulmateProse PoetryBoy, Tommy
Pictures And Roads memory, travel, youthProse PoetryKrieger, CJ
Our Humanity with Consequence, This Transparency in Godliness allegory, allusion, america, angstProsearchuletta, dave
Oo' That Seattle Smell by the Sound allusionProsearchuletta, dave
Don't Stop, A Letter To My Wife appreciation, beauty, character, destiny,Prose Poetryjohnson, curtis
Master Designer appreciation, bible, christian, creation,Prose Poetryjohnson, curtis
I Remember lost love, rememberProseKrieger, CJ
Stanco delle tue scuse anger, emotions, grief, heartbroken,ProseVialpando, Aaron
A City Walk cityProseKrieger, CJ
Of Closed Adoption allegoryProsearchuletta, dave
Those on the Other Side of Adoption allegoryProsearchuletta, dave
Cloud poem love, poetry, skyProse PoetryRoberson, Alex
PAIN addiction, hurt, painProse PoetryMorgan, Raymond
Soldier's son heartbreak, longing, love, soldier,Prose PoetryHoehne, Ulrike