V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: ordinary speech or writing (as opposed to poetry)

Synonyms: ordinary speech, simple writing

Antonyms: poetry, lyrics

Tips: Prose comes from the Latin word prosa, "straightforward." Prose is characteristic of regular, everyday speech, as opposed to the more embellished style of poetry. The related adjective prosaic means "dull and commonplace."

Usage Examples:

He was an accomplished poet who finally decided to try his hand at writing prose. (straightforward literature)

Students might find it easier to learn through song or poetry than prose. (regular writing)

Although she doesn't write poetry, her prose often takes on a rhythmic pattern. (non-poetic writing)

Great writers like Steinbeck and Hemmingway wrote in prose, but did so in a way that touched their reader. (common writing, ordinary language)

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