Poetry vs. Prose How do I distinguish among poetry and prose? Poetry Poetry’s Purpose



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Poetry vs. Prose

  • How do I distinguish among poetry and prose?
  • Poetry

Poetry’s Purpose

Text Features of Poetry

  • There are several features of poetry that make it unique from other forms of writing. These are:

Text Features of Poetry

Text Features of Poetry

Forms of Poetry

  • Poetry can take several forms. These are:

Forms of Poetry

  • Shape Poems
  • Acrostic Poems
  • Ballads
  • Lyrical Poems
  • Haikus
  • Narrative Poems
  • Free Verse
  • Blank Verse
  • Prose

Prose’s Purpose

  • Prose is a form of writing that is meant to:
  • 1. inform
  • 2. entertain
  • 3. express
  • 4. persuade

Text Features of Prose

  • There are several features of prose that make it unique from other forms of writing. These are:

Text Features of Prose

  • Written using paragraphs
  • May contain dialogue
  • Can be either fiction or nonfiction
  • Can have headings and/or subheadings
  • Can be accompanied by graphics (charts, photos)

Forms of Prose

  • Prose can take several forms. These are:

Forms of Prose

  • Biography
  • Autobiography
  • Essay
  • Novel
  • Short Story
  • Novella
  • Article
  • Fable / Folktale
  • Folktale


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