definition of prose by The Free Dictionary

[3] THE making of an anthology of English prose is what must have occurred to many of its students, by way of pleasure to themselves, or of profit to other persons.

Saintsbury has made to give technical rules of metre for the production of the true prose rhythm.

[7] If the invasion of the legitimate sphere of prose in England by the spirit of poetry, weaker or stronger, has been something far deeper than is indicated by that tendency to write unconscious blank verse, which has made it feasible to transcribe about one-half of Dickens’s otherwise so admirable Barnaby Rudge in blank-verse lines, a tendency (outdoing our old friend M.

That powerful poetry was twin-brother to a prose, of more varied, but certainly of wilder and more irregular power than the admirable, the typical, prose of Dryden.

Leicester’s School, with other Writings in Prose and Verse

The story of the Odyssey, abbreviated [13] in very simple prose, for children–of all ages–will speak for itself.

Well, the good quality of an age, the defect of which lies in the direction of intellectual anarchy and confusion, may well be eclecticism: in style, as in other things, it is well always to aim at the combination of as many excellences as possible–opposite excellences, it may be–those other beauties of prose. A busy age will hardly educate its writers in correctness.

Poets, of course, may be satisfactorily read in volumes of, selections; but to me, at least, a book of brief extracts from twenty or a hundred prose authors is an absurdity.
There is another art which imitates by means of language alone, and that either in prose or verse–which, verse, again, may either combine different metres or consist of but one kind–but this has hitherto been without a name.

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