Prose = Fiction?

11 years ago | voxypop (Member)

im currently taking an elective module called Book Publishing and im required to write a prose that is due in 3 weeks' time.

however im still not sure what exactly is a prose and how am i to differentiate it from a normal fiction story? can someone please enlighten me?

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  1. Chris Poirier (Moderator)

    Posted 11 years ago

    Hi voxypop,

    "Prose" is simply normal language, like what we are using here. In your case, your class may want a short story, or something of that nature. People generally use "prose" to distinguish it from other forms of writing -- particularly poetry.


  2. Chris Poirier (Moderator)

    Posted 11 years ago

    BTW, prose can refer to non-fiction, too. An essay is written in prose. You should ask your teacher what e's looking for, if you are in doubt.

    Good luck!

  3. voxypop (Member)

    Posted 11 years ago

    Hey cpoirier,

    Thanks for explaining! I think that made a whole lot easier to understand!

    Awesome, I better get started on it before I start panicking.



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