Poetry typically follows some type of pattern while prose does not follow any formal patterns of verse. Most everyday writing is done in the form of prose. More »

Prose is any type of writing that is not poetry. It includes fiction and non-fiction. Poetry includes rhyming lines and lines in a particular rhythm and meter. More »

Narrative prose refers to any form of writing in which the work is prose, as opposed to poetry, and tells a definite story through actions. This style of prose is used for most modern fiction and historical literature. More »

Poetry that does not rhyme is called free verse poetry. Free verse poetry does not have a rhyme, but the poems still have a meter or a beat to them that overlays the work. This fact has led many people to say that free v... More »

Online poetry collections such as Poetry, Poem Hunter and Family Friend Poems are a helpful resource for reading poems about absent fathers. These websites offer a variety of poems, most of which are user-generated. Thes... More »

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"Songs from this Earth on Turtle's Back: Contemporary American Indian Poetry" is an anthology of Native-American poetry edited by author Joseph Bruchac. The 2012 collection features 52 poets, including Elizabeth Woody, J... More »

Litotes are rhetorical figures of speech used in poetry and prose in which emphasis is gained by understated negation. The phrase, "He's not a rocket scientist," could be considered an example. More »

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