Found Poetry. Poetry vs. Prose. Prose:
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Prose has sentences arranged in paragraphs. The information presented is more pragmatic, many times, than in poetry. Sentences in paragraphs of prose follow each other, one after the other. The first word of each sentence is capitalized. Punctuation for both prose and poetry is the same. The first line of each paragraph is indented. The language of prose is straight forward, with less figurative language than poetry.
A woman stands on a mountain top with the cold seeping into her body. She looks on the valley below as the wind whips around her. She cannot leave to go to the peaceful beauty below. In the valley, the sun shines from behind the clouds causing flowers to bloom. A breeze sends quivers through the leaves of trees. The water gurgles in a brook. All the woman can do is cry.
I just turned 16 in New York and got my drivers permit yesterday. Today i went out driving with my dad and everything was going just fine until i went too fast around a corner and crashed into a huge pile of snow. Needless to say i got the car stuck. We had to call five people to come and help get the car out and all of the neighbors were looking out the window. I'm standing there hysterical crying because i thought i was never going to be allowed to drive again and everyone was laughing at me... to make my life so much better, my dad to a picture of what i did and sent it to all friends and family.
Poetry has a different form than prose. The appearance of poetry on the page or computer screen is different, unique. Where prose has paragraphs, poetry has stanzas. Where prose has sentences in a paragraph coming one after another, poetry divides into shorter lines, with a phrase or group of words that join together on each line. In traditional poetry, the first word of each line is capitalized. Some modern versions of poetry have only the first word of each sentence capitalized as in prose. Indenting of lines depends on where the writer desires to have indenting. Poetry is created with figurative language such as poetic devices.
The woman stands upon the barren peak, Gazing down on the world beneath. The lonely chill seeps from the ground Into her feet, spreading, upward bound. The angry wind whistles ‘round her head, Whipping her hair into streaming snakes, While she watches, wishes, weakly wails. Beyond the mountain, sunshine peeks, Teasing flowers to survive and thrive. The breeze whispers through the leaves, Causing gentle quivers to sway the trees. Laughter gurgles as the splashing brook Playfully tumbles over rugged rocks, While the woman above can only grieve.
Last Night I Drove a Car
Last night I drove a car
not knowing how to drive not owning a car
I drove and knocked down
people I loved …went 120 through one town. I stopped at Hedgeville and slept in the back seat …excited about my new life.
Three Simple Poems
Chicken or the egg?
Chicken or the egg? No Egg, No Chicken, Dummies It's a no-brainer!
A fat bee stings me,
It hurts very badly but,
I do not cry though.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley
O wild West Wind, thou breath of Autumn's being,Thou, from whose unseen presence the leaves deadAre driven, like ghosts from an enchanter fleeing
I don’t mind eels
Except as meals
Roses are redBooks are readLet's go read in bed
Hence no force, however great,
can stretch a cord, however fine,
into a horizontal line
which is accurately straight.
Found in a book about car mechanics
As we know,
There are known knowns.
There are things we know we know
We also know
There are known unknowns.
That is to say
We know there are some things
We do not know.
But there are also unknown unknowns,
The ones we don't know
We don't know.
Found in an actual speech by one of George Bush’s advisors
The Yankees have had a traumatic four days.
Actually five days.
That terrible crash with Thurman Munson.
To go through all that agony,
And then today,
You and I along with the rest of the team
Flew to Canton for the services,
And the family...
You know, it might,
It might sound a little corny.
But we have the most beautiful full moon tonight.
And the crowd,
Enjoying whatever is going on right now.
They say it might sound corny,
But to me it's like some kind of a,
Like an omen.
Both the moon and Thurman Munson,
Both ascending up into heaven.
I just can't get it out of my mind.
I just saw the full moon,
And it just reminded me of Thurman Munson,
And that's it.
Found in commentary made by the New York Yankees announcer
Hello, I’m a Mac.
And I’m a PC.
We speak each others’ language
There’s all sorts of things we do together
Now who’s this?
She’s from Japan?
You speak her language?
There is only one Phenom,
There is only one.
A dangerous, violent, vicious force.
Its past will determine your future.
Your days are numbered.
Don’t fear the end.
Pray for it.
He is a living legend,
As bad as they come
You will rest in peace.
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