prose poem

noun

: a composition in prose that has some of the qualities of a poem
prose poet noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Caldwell’s landscapes are paired with longtime collaborator Bernard Welt’s prose poem, a few snippets of which are printed on the gallery walls. Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, 17 June 2022 Farther Away From his prose poem, Underworld Lit, which will be published in August by Wave Books. Zora Neale Hurston, Harper’s Magazine , 7 Dec. 2021 Farther Away From his prose poem, Underworld Lit, which will be published in August by Wave Books. Zora Neale Hurston, Harper’s Magazine , 7 Dec. 2021 Farther Away From his prose poem, Underworld Lit, which will be published in August by Wave Books. Zora Neale Hurston, Harper’s Magazine , 7 Dec. 2021 Farther Away From his prose poem, Underworld Lit, which will be published in August by Wave Books. Zora Neale Hurston, Harper’s Magazine , 7 Dec. 2021 Farther Away From his prose poem, Underworld Lit, which will be published in August by Wave Books. Zora Neale Hurston, Harper’s Magazine , 7 Dec. 2021 The result is a book that reads like a prose poem, at once sublime, profane, intimate, philosophical, hilarious and, eventually, deeply moving. New York Times, 30 Nov. 2021 Unsurprisingly, this prose poem of stripper life went viral. Stephanie Zacharek, Time, 25 June 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1716, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of prose poem was in 1716

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“Prose poem.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prose%20poem. Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

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prose poem

noun
: a composition in prose that has some of the qualities of a poem

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