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It is a way we reassess our past. We can do that in poetry in ways we can't do in prose.
The poetry from the eighteenth century was prose; the prose from the seventeenth century was poetry.
Poetry is fascinating. As soon as it begins the poetry has changed the thing into something extra, and somehow prose can go over into poetry.
Eloquence is the poetry of prose.
William C. Bryant
From the reader's view, a poem is more demanding than prose.
And what holds good of verse holds infinitely better in respect to prose.
I used to write sonnets and various things, and moved from there into writing prose, which, incidentally, is a lot more interesting than poetry, including the rhythms of prose.
When you finish a poem, it clicks shut like the top of a jewel box, but prose is endless. I haven't experienced an awful lot of clicking shut!
I think there's something quite interesting about the almost tragic quality of a lot of overwrought prose, because it has a much more self-conscious awareness of its own failure to touch the real.
I want my prose to be as clear as a pane of glass.
A great actor is independent of the poet, because the supreme essence of feeling does not reside in prose or in verse, but in the accent with which it is delivered.
Cliches and adjectives permeated my prose.
Poetry seems to sink into us the way prose doesn't. I can still quote verses I learned when I was very young, but I have trouble remembering one line of a novel I just finished reading.
Lincoln, steeped in the Bible and Shakespeare, set an impossibly high bar for presidential prose.
I'm a games and theory kind of guy. I love puzzles, so it was fun dissecting Shakespeare's prose.
Neil Patrick Harris
And write what you love - don't feel pressured to write serious prose if what you like is to be funny.
I've already written 300 space poems. But I look upon my ultimate form as being a poetic prose. When you read it, it appears to be prose, but within the prose you have embedded the techniques of poetry.
Poetry is its own medium; it's very different than writing prose. Poetry can talk in an imagistic sense, it has particular ways of catching an environment.
I want prose fiction to be recognized as that, and I'm not interested in writing as it becomes more personal.
John C. Hawkes
It was not till toward the end of the thirteenth century that the prose romances began to appear.
We don't attempt to have any theme for a number of the anthology, or to have any particular sequence. We just put in things that we like, and then we try to alternate the prose and the poetry.
Writing for adults and writing for young people is really not that different. As a reporter, I have always tried to write as clearly and simply as possible. I like clean, unadorned writing. So writing for a younger audience was largely an exercise in making my prose even more clear and direct, and in avoiding complicated digressions.
The trouble with us in America isn't that the poetry of life has turned to prose, but that it has turned to advertising copy.
There are people who believe in an absolutely transparent prose; with every respect for clarity of expression, I don't.
John M. Ford
Music is more emotional than prose, more revolutionary than poetry. I'm not saying I've got the answers, just a of questions that I don't hear other artists asking.
That poetry survived in its formal agencies finally, and that prose survived to get something said.
There are a lot of editorials that have nothing to do with anything like that. But I was just thinking of that sense of prose as being very responsible and perceptive, thoughtful, intimate, and contriving a quote statement.
My plays are made up of long monologues, which is similar to prose working with the language.
When critics are waiting to pounce upon poetic style on exactly the same grounds as if it were prose, the poets tremble.
John C. Ransom
He can develop sense and style, in the manner of distinguished modern prose, in which event he may be sure that the result will not fall into any objective form.
John C. Ransom
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