Have you ever come across something that claims to be poetry but looks like prose? For example, it might read like lyrical poetry but is written in paragraph form? If yes then you've encountered prose poetry.
Prose poetry is an example of a hybrid genre of writing i.e when someone writes prose using poetry techniques then prose poetry occurs.
Lets look at the difference between prose, poetry and prose poetry to further clarify the concept of prose poetry.
● Written in paragraphs
● Tells a story rather than describes an image or metaphor
● Generally has characters and a plot
● Written in verse and/or poetic meter
● Focuses on image-driven metaphors
● Might have a narrative, but it might not or it might be harder to understand
● Looks like prose (written in paragraphs)
● Focuses on images
● Includes instances of poetic meter
● Contains language play, such as repetition
To conclude, prose contains narrative without following any set rhythm while poetry is rhythmic and image based. So what is prose poetry? Quite simple! It is something that combines these elements in a single piece of writing!
Prose poetry is poetry that is not written in verse but it contains other poetic attributes, such as rhythm, metaphors and imagery etc.
Point to Remember
In Prose Poetry, there is no plot like Prose. Its focus is on imagery rather than on characters or on plot. This is the major difference between prose and prose poetry.
No verse (paragraphs) + poetic techniques or devices (metaphors, imagery, rhythm = Prose Poetry
Now that you know about Prose Poetry so here is a ☆GOOD NEWS☆
Coffee Community has made a ••Prose Poetry Reading List••
which is open for submissions now!
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