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  Poets.org - Poetry, Poems, Bios & More - The Fallacy of Prose Poetry: an Extension of Eliot’s "Reflections on Vers ...
The category of prose poem is about as useful a sorting tool as the three races into which humans were divided in 1684 by Francois Bernier.
Prose poetry—whatever it is, and however we define it, is fashionable.
Prose poetry’s differentiation from verse poetry is similarly cosmetic.
www.poets.org /viewmedia.php/prmMID/5902   (539 words)

  Prose - LoveToKnow 1911
Prose is not the negation of all laws of speech; it rejects merely those laws which depend upon metre.
It seems that it was in Ionia that the art of prose was first cultivated, and a history of Miletus, composed by the half-mythical Cadmus, is appealed to as the earliest monument of Greek prose.
The earliest of these great masters of prose survive, not in their works, but in much later records of their opinions; in philosophy the actual writings of Thales, Anaximander, Pythagoras and Empedocles are lost, and it is more than possible that their cosmological rhapsodies were partly metrical, a mingling of ode with prose apophthegm.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Prose   (6147 words)

  Prose - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Prose is writing distinguished from poetry by its greater variety of rhythm and its closer resemblance to the patterns of everyday speech.
Prose generally lacks the formal structure of meter or rhyme that is often found in poetry.
Prose which aims to be informative and accurate, such as history or journalism, usually strives to use the simplest language possible to express its points, although this language often needs to be very advanced in order to describe a difficult issue.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Prose   (879 words)

 Online Etymology Dictionary
prose (13c.), from L. prosa oratio "straightforward or direct speech" (without the ornaments of verse), from prosa, fem.
Meaning "having the character of prose (in contrast to the feeling of poetry)" is 1746; extended sense of "ordinary" is 1813, both from Fr.
O.E. ontemn, antefn, "a composition (in prose or verse) sung antiphonally," from L.L. antefana, from Gk.
www.etymonline.com /index.php?search=prose   (615 words)

 Prose poetry - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Prose poetry is prose that breaks some of the normal rules of prose discourse for heightened imagery or emotional effect.
French prose was governed by laws so strict that by breaking them, it was possible to create prose that was seen to be intended as poetry.
The form continued to be practiced in France and found profound expression in the prose poems of Francis Ponge in the mid twentieth century.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Prose_poetry   (233 words)

 Prose   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Prose, whose logo has a little dictionary-style macron over the "o," is every bit as clever about its cooking as its typography.
The Prose idiom is what you'd call New American, which means a freewheeling synthesis of all sorts of ingredients and traditions.
One con of Prose is that the desserts, on limited inspection, aren't up to the standard of the other food on the menu.
www.bostonphoenix.com /archive/food/97/02/06/PROSE.html   (973 words)

 prose - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about prose   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Spoken or written language without regular metre; in literature, prose corresponds more closely to the patterns of everyday speech than poetry, and often uses standard grammar and syntax and traditional rhetoric to achieve its ends.
In Western literature prose was traditionally used for what is today called non-fiction – that is, history, biography, essays, and so on – while verse was used for imaginative literature.
Prose came into its own as a vehicle for fiction with the rise of the novel in the 18th century.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /prose   (315 words)

 POETRY AND PROSE FROM IN POSSE REVIEW   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In poetry the basic unit of construction is the line; in the prose poem, as in prose, the basic unit of construction is the sentence.
Baudelaire's prose poem "The bad glazier" is a marvelous example of the imp of the perverse; after a discourse on personality and action, a man calls a glazier up to his fourth-story apartment.
This delightfully perverse sensibility is one of the prose poem's distinguishing characteristics.
www.webdelsol.com /InPosse/barenblat.htm   (1539 words)

 Poetry Form - The Prose poem
Historically, the fable and the parable are genre prose poetry.
Robert Bly is often more successful in his prose poems than elsewhere, and Russell Edson is an applauded writer of odd miniature prose poems with warped family dynamics.
Otherwise it is prose, not a prose poem.
www.baymoon.com /~ariadne/form/prosePoem.htm   (671 words)

 Amazon.com: Blue Angel : A Novel: Books: Francine Prose   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Prose's gift for satire is stunning as she directs her caustic wit at all the current academic debates: sexual-harassment policies warning against all manner of "touching"; deconstructionists versus Old School fuddy-duddies; women's studies teachers who bring everything back to the phallocentric Man killing us all.
Prose, through her descriptions and conversations, captures so well the subtleties of campus life, the various characters one might find there, and the difficulties and potholes of academic life.
Prose has given us all a lot to think about concerning the contradictions of an institution allegedly existing for the free exchange of ideas, even opportunities for growth, but which in actuality catalogues past sins and fanatically rushes to judgment, while destroying careers and lives.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0060953713?v=glance   (2420 words)

 New York State Writers Institute - Francine Prose
Prose is the author of the nonfiction book, The Lives of the Muses: Nine Women and the Artists They Inspired (2002), which features profiles of Yoko Ono, Samuel Johnson's companion Hester Thrale, Salvador Dali's wife Gala, and Lewis Carroll's young friend Alice Liddell.
Prose is also the author of the book-length meditation, Gluttony (2003), published as part of the Seven Deadly Sins series of Oxford University Press.
Against a backdrop of tenure-clutching terror, Francine Prose is once again the great defender of the all-too-human: the weak-willed, the inconsistent, the hungry-hearted and all other sinners caught between their own personal demons and the mandates of our increasingly Puritanical culture.
www.albany.edu /writers-inst/prosefrancine.html   (827 words)

 PROSE: AboutProse
PROSE aspects are regular JAVA objects that can be sent to and be received from computers on the network.
PROSE can also be used to implement a form of context awareness.
PROSE is implemented as a JVM extension that can perform interceptions at run-time.
prose.ethz.ch /Wiki.jsp?page=AboutProse   (592 words)

 Prose and verse in Shakespeare
Shakespeare's prose is as masterly as his verse, and often even more dense with meaning (check the footnotes of a passage of prose, and see if there are fewer than for verse).
While most of the memorable passages from the plays are in verse, many memorable scenes are in prose, or a mixture of the two: prose is one of the many ways in which Shakespeare keeps the rhythmic counterpoint* of his language alive.
One of the distinctions that it is possible to make between Shakespeare's use of prose and verse is that the prose tends to be chattier, and to be in passages that will move swiftly.
ise.uvic.ca /Library/SLT/literature/prose&verse.html   (371 words)

 Shakespearean Verse and Prose
Blank verse resembles prose in that the final words of the lines do not rhyme in any regular pattern (although an occasional rhyming couplet may be found).
PROSE is used whenever verse would seem bizarre: in serious letters (Macbeth to Lady Macbeth; Hamlet to Horatio), in proclamations, and in the speeches of characters actually or pretending to be mad (Lady Macbeth; Hamlet and Ophelia; Edgar and King Lear) -- verse is apparently too regular and orderly for expressing madness.
Blank verse, as opposed to prose, is used mainly for passionate, lofty or momentous occasions and for introspection; it may suggest a refinement of character.
cla.calpoly.edu /~dschwart/engl339/verseprose.html   (1363 words)

 Poetry Previews: What's a Prose Poem?
Although the prose poem resembles a short piece of prose, its allegiance to poetry can be seen in the use of rhythms, figures of speech, rhyme, internal rhyme, assonance (repetition of similar vowel sounds), consonance (repetition of similar consonant sounds), and images.
Among contemporary practitioners of the prose poem are: Russell Edson, Robert Bly, Charles Simic, and Rosmarie Waldrop.
Delville shows that the history of the contemporary prose poem is, in many respects, the record of its efforts to question both the nature of the "poetic" or "lyric" mode and the aesthetic and ideological foundations of a variety of other genres and subgenres.
www.poetrypreviews.com /poets/prosepoem.html   (718 words)

 Alibris: Francine Prose
Francine Prose writes a YA novel about the aftermath of a Columbine-like shooting in a nearby high school, which is suddenly overtaken by grief counselors, dress codes, bans on everything from cell phones to certain words, and the sudden disappearance of students considered potential troublemakers.
Francine Prose's ninth book is about a most unusual Haitian au pair and the wacky upstate New York family for whom she works.
Prose offers engaging observations on this most delicious of deadly sins, showing how humans have transformed gluttony from a sin into an illness, but also an affirmation of pleasure and passion.
www.alibris.com /search/books/author/Prose,Francine   (1116 words)

 Prose Merlin: Introduction
The remainder of the Prose Merlin is thought to be based on a lengthy sequel to Robert's poem that was written during the first half of the thirteenth century, when a Merlin section was needed to complete the overall design of the Old French Vulgate Cycle.
The Middle English Prose Merlin and Thomas Malory's Morte D'Arthur have much in common: both are lengthy Arthurian works in prose, both were written in England near the middle of the fifteenth century, and both are derived in part (Malory) or in full (the Prose Merlin) from thirteenth-century French sources.
The Prose Merlin, on the other hand, is brimming with optimism, and the intention of this work is to portray Arthur and his fledgling court in the most favorable possible light.
www.lib.rochester.edu /camelot/teams/pmint.htm   (5253 words)

 Poets.org - Poetry, Poems, Bios & More - Poetic Form: Prose Poem
The prose poem can range in length from a few lines to several pages long, and it may explore a limitless array of styles and subjects.
Though examples of prose passages in poetic texts can be found in early Bible translations and the Lyrical Ballads of William Wordsworth, the form is most often traced to nineteenth-century French symbolists writers.
There are several anthologies devoted to the prose poem, including Traffic: New and Selected Prose Poems and Great American Prose Poems: From Poe to the Present, as well as the study of the form in The American Prose Poem: Poetic Form and the Boundries of Genre.
www.poets.org /viewmedia.php/prmMID/5787   (506 words)

 UIL: Academics - Speech and Debate - Prose Categories
This may be done in a general assembly for contestants in the prose contest, or in the room(s) where contestants will be judged.
This may be done in advance of the meet, in a general assembly for contestants in the prose contest, or in the room(s) where contestants will be judged.
Students are urged to take to the contest site the original published source of the selection and/or to add bibliographic information for selections in the form of a footnote on their manuscript copy.
www.uil.utexas.edu /academics/speech/prose_category.html   (711 words)

Brenner, torn between hope and despair, struggled with his doubts concerning the difficulties of the Zionist enterprise in the Land of Israel and the low spiritual quality of certain sectors within the yishuv - the Jewish community in Palestine (Land of Israel) prior to the establishment of the state.
In the early 1960s, new approaches in Hebrew prose writing were explored by a group of younger and very influential writers, including A.B. Yehoshua, Amos Oz,, Yoram Kaniuk and Yaakov Shabtai, marking a break from ideological patterns and focusing on the world of the individual.
A belief in literature as a means of enabling readers to understand themselves as individuals and as part of their environment characterizes the prose of this period, written by three generations of contemporary authors.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/Society_&_Culture/prose.html   (925 words)

 Information Prose : A Manifesto In 47 Points
The primary goal of the information prose writer is to document the contemporary mind and environment in a way that takes the contemporary importance of media and information seriously.
Hypertext writers are not necessarily information prose writers, and not all information prose writers will seek to be hypertext writers, but hypertext has merits that should be considered by writers of information prose.
Information prose writers should support and contribute to efforts to overcome these, which will help to secure the Web as a vital medium for their future expression.
www.imaginaryyear.com /manifesto.html#11   (1491 words)

 The Prose Poem - R A I N T A X I o n l i n e
Strengths are in abundance; the traditional prose poem tends to be absurdist yet darkly moving, fabulist yet subversive of narrative, and relatively short, all of which Anderson employs to great effect in poems such as "The Somnabulists' Hotel," "The Pregnant Teapot," or "Life on the Moon" ("Like anyplace else, it has its problems").
It should be no surprise that "language poets" as well as lyric poets are attracted to the prose poem: if the key mechanism of verse is the line, then the key element of prose might be said to be syntax, and the prose poem offers a limitless field in which to experiment and play.
It is no accident that the prose poem has been so powerfully adopted by surrealists and their kin, and Prevallet's work celebrates this association by turning the in-between nature of the prose poem toward her subject matter.
www.raintaxi.com /online/1999summer/prosepoem.shtml   (1577 words)

 What's a Prose Poem or Short Short?   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A Prose Poem has no specific length, nor are they limited by a certain number of stanzas.
The difference between a Prose Poem and a Short Short is what this contest is playfully trying to answer--without really answering it.
However, one distinction is that prose poem probably wouldn't have as many paragraph breaks as a short short (or are they stanza breaks?), nor would a Prose Poem have too many lines of dialogue set off by quotation marks.
bgsu.edu /studentlife/organizations/midamericanreview/proseshort.html   (445 words)

 Seattle Arts & Lectures - Francine Prose
Welcome to Francine Prose’s universe—a fictional world of absurd situations and sardonic humor, but also a world of intelligence, compassion, and grief.
A satirist in the tradition of Swift, Prose can be mercilessly funny in exposing the pretension and hypocrisy, and yet, she never forgets that we all have our foibles.
Prose grew up in Brooklyn, New York, and received her B.A. from Radcliffe College in 1968.
www.lectures.org /prose.html   (420 words)

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