Prose vs Fiction - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between prose and fiction

is that prose is language, particularly written language, not intended as poetry while fiction is literary type using invented or imaginative writing, instead of real facts, usually written as prose.

As a verb prose

is to write or repeat in a dull, tedious, or prosy way.

prose

English

(wikipedia prose)

Noun

(en-noun)
  • Language, particularly written language, not intended as poetry.
  • Though known mostly for her prose , she also produced a small body of excellent poems.
  • * Milton
  • things unattempted yet in prose or rhyme
  • Language which evinces little imagination or animation; dull and commonplace discourse.
  • (Roman Catholicism) A hymn with no regular meter, sometimes introduced into the Mass.
  • Antonyms

    * poetry, verse

    Derived terms

    * prose poem * purple prose

    Verb

  • to write or repeat in a dull, tedious, or prosy way
  • * 1819 , , Otho the Great , Act I, Scene II, verses 189-190
  • Pray, do not prose , good Ethelbert, but speak
    What is your purpose?

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    Anagrams

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    fiction

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Literary type using invented or imaginative writing, instead of real facts, usually written as prose.
  • The company’s accounts contained a number of blatant fictions .
    I am a great reader of fiction .
  • (uncountable) Invention.
  • The butler’s account of the crime was pure fiction .

    Synonyms

    * fabrication * figment

    Antonyms

    * documentary * fact * non-fiction

    Derived terms

    * non-fiction * science fiction * speculative fiction * fiction section