The ordinary language of men in speaking or writing; language not cast in poetical measure or rhythm; -- contradistinguished from verse, or metrical composition.
Possessing or exhibiting unpoetical characteristics; plain; dull; prosaic; as, the prose duties of life.
Hence, language which evinces little imagination or animation; dull and commonplace discourse.
To write in prose.
To write or repeat in a dull, tedious, or prosy way.
written or spoken language that is not verse. referring to nonmetrical language, as fluent prose style. Cp. verse.
Prose is the ordinary form of written language. Most writing that is not poetry, drama, or song is considered prose. Prose is one of the major genres of literature and occurs in two forms: fiction and nonfiction.
writing without metrical structure. Shakespeare's prose is not, however, the prose of everyday speech, often approaching or reaching the level of a prose-poem. (Examples: 1.2.190-2; 2.2.171-379; 3.1.104-152)
the ordinary language people use in speaking or writing
ordinary speech or writing, without metrical structure.
Writing that isn't poetry.
writing in sentence form; the opposite of verse
ordinary writing as distinguished from verse
matter of fact, commonplace, or dull expression
Writing or speaking in the usual or ordinary form. Prose becomes poetic when it takes on rhythm and rhyme. See Poetry
prosa, from prorsa (oratio) 'direct speech'; ´²¤åÅé): Ordinary writing patterned on speech, as distinct from poetry (Gk. poiein 'to make').
Any spoken or written language that is not poetry.
PROSE POEM - as defined in The Glossary of Poetic Terms, is a genre in the poetic spectrum between free verse and prose. It is distinguished by the poetic characteristics of rhythmic, aural, and syntactic repetition, compression of thought, sustained intensity, and patterned structure, but is set on the page in a continuous sequence of sentences as in prose, without line breaks. http://www.geocities.com/prospero2u/arch_prose.htm http://www.webdelsol.com/tpp/tpp5/tpp5_johnsonintro.html
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.
Pertaining to, or composed of, prose; not in verse; as, prose composition.