waxwings Posted May 8, 2009 Share Posted May 8, 2009 Many are puzzled as why the designation and what makes a prose poem. In the course of last several years I have decided that, for me, a prose poem is: outwardly, one written in paragraph(s) with lines extending from marging to margin but, inwardly, lacks a definite metrical pattern, shows little other than incidental rhyme as may happen accidentally in connected speech but, otherwise employs all the remaining acoustic features of a poem and is loade with tropes, allusions, hyperboles etc. It seems certain a prose poem could be converted into one of regular appearance if each stanza-equivalent could have nothing but run-on lines. I may not have more to say, except as others here may raise new thoughts and/or attitudes. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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