- Definition of Prose
- Features of Prose
What is a Prose?
Prose is a form of language that shows the natural flow of speech. Prose involves stories, novels, or essays. Prose writers use language to create characters, events, and places in the reader’s mind.
Features of Prose:
The main features of prose include the following:
1. Style: This is the language that the writer devices in writing his book. It is without rhythm and is similar to everyday speech. Prose writers make use of figurative language, idioms, and proverbs.
2. Diction: This refers to the choice and use of words by writers. It is usually simple so that the reader can easily understand.
3. Theme: This is the main subject or the main idea in a text that the writer wants to share with the reader. A story may have themes and also minor themes.
4. Plot: Plot refers to the arrangement of events that form the main story of a book. A plot may be simple or complex.
5. Setting: Setting refers to the place, time, and environment where the events in a story take place.
6. Characterization: This is the means writers use to describe a character to the readers. Characters are in stories to perform certain roles.
- What do you understand by “prose”?
- Write down the names of the main characters in your prose text – “The Saint” by Tade Adegbindin