What are the similarities between poetry and prose?
- Both are composed of words organized in such a way to convey meaning.
- Both follow the conventions of the craft.
Similarities? There is no difference, these days. Modern poetry is pure pedestrian prose artificially arranged on a page to resemble verse. Poetry used to be an art form requiring skill with words, such as the use use of rhyme and meter and elevated diction, but now there is none of that, and a poem is any assembly of every-day words that someone has decided to call a poem.
Types of prose: nonfictional prose, heroic prose, prose poem, polyphonic prose, alliterative prose, prose fiction and village prose. Forms of poetry: sonnet, shi, villanelle, tanka, haiku, ode, and ghazal. Genres of poetry: narrative, epic, dramatic satirical, lyric, elegy, verse fable, prose poetry, and speculative.