What Is Narrative Prose?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 29, 2020 4:51:46 AM ET

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.

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In a piece of narrative prose, the events that make up the story occur within the work itself and are narrated throughout. This type of prose is usually written at the moment the action takes place and tells the story through the events themselves. Narrative prose differs from narrative poetry because the latter is written with considerations such as meter and rhyme.