Prose

Prose is a form or technique of language that exhibits a natural flow of speech and grammatical structure. Novels, textbooks and newspaper articles are all examples of prose. The word prose is frequently used in opposition to traditional poetry, which is language with a regular structure with a common unit of verse based on metre and/or rhyme. However, as T. S. Eliot noted, while "the distinction between verse and prose is clear, the distinction between poetry and prose is obscure";[1] developments in modern literature, including free verse and prose poetry, have led to the two techniques indicating two ends on a spectrum of ways to compose language, as opposed to two discrete options.

Background

Prose in its simplicity and loosely defined structure is broadly adaptable to spoken dialogue, factual discourse, and to topical and fictional writing. It is systematically produced and published within literature, journalism (including newspapers, magazines, and broadcasting), encyclopedias, film, history, philosophy, law, and in almost all forms and processes requiring human communications.

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Prosa
Alemannisch: Prosa
العربية: نثر
aragonés: Prosa
অসমীয়া: গদ্য
asturianu: Prosa
azərbaycanca: Nəsr
বাংলা: গদ্য
башҡортса: Проза
беларуская: Проза
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Проза
български: Проза
བོད་ཡིག: ཚིག་ལྷུག
bosanski: Proza
brezhoneg: Komz-plaen
català: Prosa
Чӑвашла: Проза
Cebuano: Prosa
čeština: Próza
Cymraeg: Rhyddiaith
dansk: Prosa
Deutsch: Prosa
eesti: Proosa
Ελληνικά: Πεζογραφία
español: Prosa
Esperanto: Prozo
euskara: Prosa
فارسی: نثر
Fiji Hindi: Prose
français: Prose
Frysk: Proaza
Gàidhlig: Rosg
galego: Prosa
贛語: 散文
한국어: 산문
հայերեն: Արձակ
हिन्दी: गद्य
hrvatski: Proza
Ido: Prozo
Ilokano: Prosa
Bahasa Indonesia: Prosa
íslenska: Óbundið mál
italiano: Prosa
עברית: פרוזה
Jawa: Gancaran
ಕನ್ನಡ: ಗದ್ಯ
къарачай-малкъар: Проза
ქართული: პროზა
қазақша: Проза
Kiswahili: Nathari
Kreyòl ayisyen: Pwoz
Кыргызча: Проза
Latina: Prosa
latviešu: Proza
Lëtzebuergesch: Prosa
lietuvių: Proza
Limburgs: Proza
magyar: Próza
македонски: Проза
മലയാളം: ഗദ്യം
مصرى: نثر
Bahasa Melayu: Prosa
Nederlands: Proza
नेपाल भाषा: गद्य
日本語: 散文
нохчийн: Проза
norsk: Prosa
norsk nynorsk: Prosa
occitan: Pròsa
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Nasr
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਗਦ
پنجابی: لکھت
Patois: Pruoz
Piemontèis: Prosa (literatura)
polski: Proza
português: Prosa
română: Proză
русиньскый: Проза
русский: Проза
Scots: Prose
shqip: Proza
sicilianu: Prosa
Simple English: Prose
سنڌي: نثر
slovenčina: Próza
slovenščina: Proza
کوردی: پەخشان
српски / srpski: Проза
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Proza
Basa Sunda: Prosa
suomi: Proosa
svenska: Prosa
Tagalog: Tuluyan
தமிழ்: உரைநடை
тоҷикӣ: Наср
Türkçe: Nesir
українська: Проза
اردو: نثر
vèneto: Proxa
Tiếng Việt: Văn xuôi
walon: Prôze
Winaray: Prosa
吴语: 散文
粵語: 散文
žemaitėška: Pruoza
中文: 散文