Prose vs Versify - What's the difference?

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As verbs the difference between prose and versify

is that prose is to write or repeat in a dull, tedious, or prosy way while versify is (ambitransitive) to make or compose verses.

As a noun prose

is language, particularly written language, not intended as poetry.

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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    versify

    English

    Verb

  • (ambitransitive) to make or compose verses
  • * Dryden
  • I'll versify in spite, and do my best.
  • to tell in verse; deal with in verse form
  • to turn (prose) into poetry; rewrite in verse form
  • Derived terms

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