prose poem
noun Date: 1842 a composition in prose that has some of the qualities of a poem • prose poet noun

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  • prose poem — a composition written as prose but having the concentrated, rhythmic, figurative language characteristic of poetry. [1835 45] * * * Work in prose that has some of the technical or literary qualities of poetry (such as regular rhythm, definitely… …   Universalium

  • prose poem — noun prose that resembles poetry (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑prose * * * ˈprose poem 7 [prose poem prose poems] noun a piece of writing that uses the language and ideas associated with poetry, but is not in ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • prose poem — prose′ po em n. pro a composition written as prose but having the concentrated, rhythmic, figurative language of poetry • Etymology: 1835–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • prose poem — n. prose similar to a poem …   English contemporary dictionary

  • prose poem — /ˈproʊz poʊəm/ (say prohz pohuhm) noun a composition written as prose, but having many of the characteristics of poetry …   Australian English dictionary

  • Poem — Po em, n. [L. po[ e]ma, Gr. ?, fr. ? to make, to compose, to write, especially in verse: cf. F. po[ e]me.] 1. A metrical composition; a composition in verse written in certain measures, whether in blank verse or in rhyme, and characterized by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Prose poetry — This article refers to a poetic form. For the competitive speech event, see Prose Poetry. TOCrightProse poetry is usually considered a form of poetry written in prose that breaks some of the normal rules associated with prose discourse, for… …   Wikipedia

  • prose — n. & v. n. 1 the ordinary form of the written or spoken language (opp. POETRY, VERSE) (Milton s prose works). 2 a passage of prose, esp. for translation into a foreign language. 3 a tedious speech or conversation. 4 a plain matter of fact quality …   Useful english dictionary

  • poem — /poh euhm/, n. 1. a composition in verse, esp. one that is characterized by a highly developed artistic form and by the use of heightened language and rhythm to express an intensely imaginative interpretation of the subject. 2. composition that,… …   Universalium

  • Prose — For the Wikipedia guideline regarding editing articles, see . literaturecontains five or more sentences in passages.Prose is writing that resembles everyday speech. The word prose is derived from the Latin prosa , which literally translates to… …   Wikipedia

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