Today on the Writer’s Glossary…
Prose is writing that is distinguished from poetry by its lack of rhythmic structure. It is simply put, writing that isn’t verse, as it lacks the meter and or rhyme elements seen in traditional poetry.
Prose can be factual or fictional. To confuse matters, you can get prose poetry, but generally prose flows in a way we would speak – it uses sentences and formal grammar. Experimental or literary fiction may play with the expectations of prose, but generally, if it’s not poetry, it’s prose.