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Turbochica
09-18-12, 02:12 PM
What is Poetry?
a dictionary definition of poetry states:

1. A verbal composition designed to convey experiences, ideas, or emotions in a vivid and imaginative way, characterized by the use of language chosen for its sound and suggestive power and by the use of literary techniques such as meter, metaphor, and rhyme.


2. A composition in verse rather than in prose.


3. A literary composition written with an intensity or beauty of language more characteristic of poetry than of prose




Poetry Vs. Prose
So, what is the difference between the two?
I did some research and this a list of some of the ways that they differ:




Poetry

Speaks directly to the readers emotions


Suggests things beyond what they are actually saying


Concentrated language that multi-tasks


Size is selected by line lengths decided by writer


Ideas are grouped by stanzas




Prose
Speaks to the logical part of the readers mind

Explains and describes things

Contains logical words that follow a set path

Size determined by page margins

Ideas are grouped by paragraphs