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prose

[Lat. prosa oratio=straightforward, or direct, speech], meaningful and grammatical written or spoken language that does not utilize the metrical structure, word transposition, or rhyme characteristic of poetry or verse; it is, however, raised above the level of lifeless composition or commonplace conversation by the use of balance, rhythm, repetition, and antithesis. In literature, prose is the usual mode of expression in such forms as the novel, short story, essay, letter (epistle), history, biography, sermon, and oration. The earliest European prose extant is that of HerodotusHerodotus
, 484?–425? B.C., Greek historian, called the Father of History, b. Halicarnassus, Asia Minor. Only scant knowledge of his life can be gleaned from his writings and from references to him by later writings, notably the Suda.
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 (5th cent. B.C.).
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Prose

 

(1) Fictional, scientific, philosophic, journalistic, and other works lacking in the most general feature of poetry, namely, division into lines of verse.

(2) In the narrower and commonly used sense, a type of speech or written work distinguished from poetry by the specific rules that must be followed when creating a work of the imagination or when composing imaginative language. (SeePOETRY AND PROSE.)

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prose

1. spoken or written language as in ordinary usage, distinguished from poetry by its lack of a marked metrical structure
2. a passage set for translation into a foreign language
3. RC Church a hymn recited or sung after the gradual at Mass
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PROSE

(1)
PROblem Solution Engineering. Numerical problems including differentiation and integration. "Computing in Calculus", J. Thames, Research/Development 26(5) (May 1975).

PROSE

(2)
A constraints-and-sequencing system similar to Kaleidoscope. "Reflexive Constraints for Dynamic Knowledge Bases", P. Berlandier et al in Proc First Intl CS Conf '88: AI: Theory and Appls, Dec 1988.
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Prose doesn't confine herself to appraisals of individual authors.
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'Poems could be brought out easier than prose because they're smaller.
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The essays in Part II (on the Middle English Prose Brut) revisit some of the unresolved issues and problems that Lister Matheson's research has raised.
In the process of establishing standards for the research and description of the prose material we began noticing small but significant shortcomings in our earlier work with Whitman's poetry--brief or ambiguous descriptions, missing image links, overly-broad or missing composition dates, or missing information about the first publication of a given work.
There is very little debate here over the quality of anyone's character, even Lou's--which is problematic, since Prose says that her objective in writing the novel was to portray Lou's devolution into moral vagrancy, as she assists Hitler in the transformation of her beloved France, the country of Joan of Arc, into collaborationist Vichy.
Prose has revealed her characters as fully as she ever will and taken her parody style as far as it can go....
The New York writer chose a work of imagination, she explained at the Eugene Public Library to an audience of perhaps 100 people who sat inside on a gorgeous fall afternoon on Sunday to listen to Prose talk about her work.