|Prose and Poetry
Writing is a way of communicating
ideas on paper, and consists
Very often words are broken into units of sound called syllables. Some of
these syllables are stressed and others are not, so there
When words are strung together in ordinary sentences and paragraphs, they
are called prose. It's man's usual mode of expression. Prose comes from a
Latin word meaning "straight forward, matter of fact." It's classified
according to whether it
When words go beyond the ordinary expression of thought, and are arranged into special form with lines, imagery, emotions, and rhyme, we enter the world of poetry. Poetry fits thought into a common rhythm and meter. The poet will often use suggestions and figures of speech.
We can get an idea of the difference between the two types of writing, by
comparing two groups of people walking down the street. In one group each
person walks at his or her own pace.
The body of poetry by the author here, contains variations.
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