Prose is a written form of language that has no defining metrical structure, which means that almost any short story, critical essay or novel serves as an example of a piece of prose. Prose is often said to be the most direct and effective way of communicating everyday speech through writing, making it very accessible and popular.
Prose comes in a variety of forms. Fictional prose, for example, encompasses any literary work that is fully or partially imagined. "Harry Potter" and many other novels fall into this category.
Critical essays and biographies are referred to as nonfictional prose, although these works may at times have some fictional or creative elements added, depending on the nature of the piece and subject matter.
Prose poetry is an amalgamation of poetic qualities such as emotion, enhanced visual language and formatting, while retaining the straight-forward free metrical structure of everyday language.
Prose is also used in scripts for dramatic works or speakers, although dramatic scripts will often feature much more intense content to create tension and emotion.
Prose is almost everywhere in everyday life, from newspapers, magazines, to online blogs and social media. It is also the standard form of written communication for academia, learning and science.