Prose vs Fiction - What's the difference?
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.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
Language, particularly written language, not intended as poetry.
- Though known mostly for her prose , she also produced a small body of excellent poems.
Language which evinces little imagination or animation; dull and commonplace discourse.
(Roman Catholicism) A hymn with no regular meter, sometimes introduced into the Mass.
- things unattempted yet in prose or rhyme
* poetry, verse
* prose poem
* purple prose
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?
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 .
- The butler’s account of the crime was pure fiction .
* science fiction
* speculative fiction
* fiction section