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English Literature, Creative Writing, Poetry, Prose

Poetry is an art form that has been around for centuries. It is a way to express oneself through the use of words and can be written in many different styles. There are many different types of poetry, such as sonnets, haikus, and ballads. Poetry can be written about any topic, and it is often used to express emotions. But what is the difference between poetry and prose? In this article we outline the differences between the two popular forms of story-telling.

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Poetry VS Prose

Prose is a form of writing that is based on spoken language. It is characterized by its natural flow and rhythm, as well as its use of regular grammar and punctuation. Prose is often used for novels, short stories, and essays.

Poetry, on the other hand, is a form of writing that is based on musicality and rhythm. It is often characterized by its use of figurative language, such as metaphors and similes. Poetry is often used for poems and some of its devices are also used in song writing.

The major difference between the two is that poetry is a form of writing that uses rhythm and rhyme to create a musical or chant-like effect, whereas prose, is a form of writing that is more straightforward and doesn’t rely on rhyme or meter. Poetry often uses figurative language to create images or expressive ideas, while prose is more literal. Prose is usually used for novels, essays, and nonfiction writing, while poetry is more often associated with literature, lyrics, and storytelling.

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