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Poetry
Poetry is almost a musical way of expressing one’ thoughts and views on a subject. It focuses more on rhyme and rhythm compromising on the actual meaning that the word imports. Effectively, the impact of what is being conveyed may not come out as strongly as desired. There are also restrictions in poetry. People cannot write volumes of rhyming material, nor convey many day to day issues such as politics and law in poetry. Unlike prose that can be written immediately, poetry requires effort, unless the person is habituated to writing poetry and has an excellent command over the language. Poetry is also presented in a pattern, making it difficult to convey the matter without effort. But poetry does have a magical effect in conveying love, joy, funny events, nature’s beauty, and even tragic events, but fails miserably if it is to tackle technical topics. In general, poetry is considered to be linked to emotions while prose is more comprehensive.

Pros
  1. It can create a magical effect when conveying emotions;
  2. It does sound beautiful and can be composed as a song;

Cons
  1. Not everybody is good at writing poetry.
  2. There is limitation of topics as well because some activities are conveyed far more simply and accurately in prose;
  3. It requires effort and time, unlike prose which almost anybody can write.

Supporters

idealmikey

Oh poetry what would the world be without you?

Prose is nice but you can't really beat poetry with prose. Poetry is so much more detailed and descriptive. It's so powerful and there's so many amazing poems that have been written by people throughout the ages. I started reading poetry when I was really young, much younger than what average kids my age would read poetry by. But I used to have a lot of poetry books at home as my mum used to read them as well. What I like about poems is that they can paint a picture in words that can either rhyme or not. Where as prose is more just being short and sweet and to the point. I like details, I like emotion, I like heart felt, heart on the sleeve poetry that speaks volumes and shows the writers thoughts and feelings that you just can't get with prose! :)
Posted by idealmikey on 10-26-2017
kingcool52

Poetry

Never really heard of Prose so I can't say that I would enjoy it more compared to poetry. Personally, I'm not a fan of poetry either because it's just not my thing. I don't really enjoy reading them or writing them when we had to write poems in school. But if I had to choose then it would definitely be poetry because at least I can understand it and know what to write if required to
Posted by kingcool52 on 10-24-2017
Sue

Poetry

I have always been drawn to the words of poetry. I think it is wonderful gift to be able to express yourself in poems. I enjoy reading it and I also enjoy writing it. I don't write poetry as often as I once did but there was a time when writing poetry got me past many struggles in life. I have a large collection of poetry that I have collected over the years.
Posted by Sue on 10-24-2017
Mehano

Beautiful

I have always found poetry extremely beautiful because you can hide so many different meanings inside certain words.

Poetry isn't always the easiest thing to understand but that just makes it even better. You can spend hours trying to really grasp the meaning behind a certain poem and once you do, you're amazed.

Posted by Mehano on 10-24-2017
wallet

Poetry

I like poetry more than a prose, a poetry is sensitive and touch our soul in ways that we cannot imagine. Besides anyone can make poetry, when we are sad, fell lonely or have a big disaster in our life we feel the need to put some words on paper and create a poetry. It is easier for some to express their feelings in words that showing with their actions!
Posted by wallet on 10-25-2017
Joteque

I doubt that I will ever see a Prose as lovely as

It's a thousand words a thousand times and even many times more, the poetry in our living language is a grace we can endure. From tales of youth and circumstances beyond our wildest dreams, the many faces of this lamentation is greater than it seems. From living legends to love, lost, legacy, victory and unimaginable things, embrace the joy and emotional breadth that a wonderful poem doth brings. It's never ending all assuring open minded thoughts where one and all are welcomed to install the glory of the art!
Posted by Joteque on 10-24-2017
Marvadaum

Poertry

I won't say that poetry is a frustration in my life but I have always admired poetry a lot and have never been able to write it myself. Still I find it quite fascinating and admire the people that have the gift
Posted by Marvadaum on 10-24-2017
wiseagent

It has to be poetry.

"Prose" has some interesting aspects, but in general, I find it very annoying (in most examples)... Unlike "Poetry", which I find much more interesting (in all aspects) and much more well structured (visually and through the question of a better understanding).
Posted by wiseagent on 10-24-2017
tophew

Poetry

I like poetry specially the message that i can hear from poetry is inspiring me, it will make me more positive in life and more courageous. i also like the flow of the poetry it just so amazing on how people good in composing poetry that they right it with passion and put a lot of emotions inside the poet.
Posted by tophew on 10-24-2017
mildredtabitha

Poetry!

I love poetry because it is a musical way of expressing someone thoughts. I can create a poem though I am not a poet. I like how words rhyme in some poems. It is easy to express your views in a poem without having to give details. Just using few rhyming words which hold a deeper meaning is convenient
Posted by mildredtabitha on 11-08-2017

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Prose
Prose is a comprehensive way of expressing many things be it history, geography, emotions, instructions, love, fear, law, etc. There is a lot of flexibility in it as there are no restrictions of rhyming and poetry pattern. Therefore, words that convey the actual meaning can be used instead of synonyms. To that extent, prose is more accurate, provided of course, the writer has understood the subject matter accurately, and is accurately conveying it. It cannot be sung, or woven into a song. Therefore, it may be difficult to recall as well. Nevertheless it is easier to write, and does not require much time to write. Different people may convey the same matter differently.

Pros
  1. It is easy and can be used by anybody and everybody;
  2. It is more accurate as there is no need to compromise with meaning for the sake of rhyming words;
  3. It is faster because there is no need to focus on rhyme or rhythm;
  4. Many different topics can be conveyed through it;

Cons
  1. It cannot be composed like music;

Supporters

felabruno

Prose, always

Prose is easier to write and to understand. There are fewer misunderstandings. It is more useful in everyday world. We use prose for mostly anything while you can live all your life without reading poetry and be alright with it.
Posted by felabruno on 10-24-2017
Tania997

Prose is better today

According to the most famous philosopher of the last century, F. W. Nietzsche, poetry belongs to the very spirit of the man and the population. It is the first literary genre of most languages, like Italian and English. But nowadays we are witnessing a change in the literary tastes. Our society is a materialistic one, the melodic and suggestive rhythm of poetry is hardly appreciated. On the contrary, prose is easier to understand and the meanings are immediately conveyed without rhetoric means.
Posted by Tania997 on 10-24-2017

Comments

kgord
I think there is nothing quite as clever as poem which indicates emotion. Most of us wish we had the ability to be poetic, and not that many of us do. I think we should appreciate poetry in all it's glory because it is a unique and clever way to express ourselves. Some of the most unique literature that has ever been presented to the world has been poetic in format, and I think most of us should appreciate this form of literature and use it well.
Posted by kgord on 10-24-2017
lovely
I love the collections of poems which is poetry, it can really make what convey his or her message with the emotion in tow because from the tone of the poem a recipient can depict the emotional state of the writer.This is a strong way of expressing one's image and capturing the attention and feelings of readers.I prefer poetry that prose, prose doesn't have a natural flair like poetry.
Posted by lovely on 10-24-2017
Pixie
I prefer poetry and there are many nice poems that I like to read from time to time. I tried to write poems so many times but unfortunately I don't really have this talent. It is not easy to come up with the right words to write a poem. I appreciate many poets and their works. I also have some poetry books. Reading poems makes me feel relaxed and happy.
Posted by Pixie on 10-24-2017
muaaz.93
I would not support poetry being "more memorable" than prose. I would instead point out that powerful writing of any kind or form can be felt deeply, causing it to lodge in our memories. I could read a shopping list that breaks my heart. I could read a love letter that is very powerful. I could read a requiem, or an effigy that is deeply powerful - all memorable, often to the line.
Posted by muaaz.93 on 10-24-2017
babyright
Poetry is much better because you can be able to remember the wordings of the poem easily with the help of songs that is used to make it sound better and beautiful.
Posted by babyright on 10-24-2017
vinaya
My first book was a collection of poems I had written between the age of 15-20. However, I did not begin studying poetry until I was 21. I had, of course, read poetry in my literature class when I was in school and college. However, apart from mandatory study, I had not read any poems until I was 21. I like poetry as well as prose. I write poetry as well as poems. However, these days I write prose more than poetry.
Posted by vinaya on 10-25-2017
DanoCath
I prefer poems if I am to choose between the two. I always get amazed by poems that I read online at the same time poems that are written by my friends or acquaintances. I think I can say that I'm a fan of poems. But with regards to prose, am really not familiar with it.
Posted by DanoCath on 10-30-2017
Alexa
I don't feel you can choose between the two, because poetry sometimes crosses the borders of prose when they divert from the traditional stanzas and rhyming couplets. People perhaps find poetry more artistic, but prose can carry more meaning to it as there are no restrictions on sentences or how long they are. Some people are put off by poetry as they don't understand it, and so prose can reach a wider audience.
Posted by Alexa on 10-31-2017