Definition of Prose Literary Term
ordinary language that people use in writing such as
poetry, stories, editorials, books, etc. The word
prose is derived from the Latin word 'prosa' meaning
comes in two types of text - narrative and
expository. Narrative text is defined as "something
that is narrated such as a story. Expository text is
non-fiction reading material such as Description,
Analysis, Classification etc.
Translation of Poems
When a poem, especially an epic poem such as the
Iliad, is translated from one language into another,
the poem is often converted into prose.
What is the difference between Prose and Poetry?
Prose is not confined to poetic measures and
is usually grouped into paragraphs. Prose lacks a
specific rhythm or the rhymes that can be found in
Poetry aims to convey ideas and emotional
experiences through the use of meter, rhyme, imagery
in a carefully constructed metrical structure based
on rhythmic patterns.
What is Prose Poetry?
Prose poetry combines the characteristics of poetry
with the apparent appearance of prose containing
traces of metrical structure or verse. Prose poetry
deliberately breaks some of the normal rules of
prose to create heightened imagery or emotional
What is Free Verse?
Free verse is a form
of poetry which uses fewer rules and limitations
using either rhymed or unrhymed lines that have no
set fixed metrical pattern. The early 20th-century
poets were the first to write what they called "free
verse" which allowed them to break from the formula
and rigidity of traditional poetry.