Ch 4: Prose

About This Chapter

Watch online video lessons, and learn about the form of writing referred to as prose. These lessons can help you learn more about analyzing and interpreting this type of literature.

Prose - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Do you have a difficult time with literary terminology? Does the term prose confound you? If so, this may be the chapter that can help you. This chapter focuses on prose. If you don't quite know what that is, then don't worry because we have a full lesson dedicated to explaining what it is and touching on some important terms that you should know when studying prose. Our lessons will also dive into discussions on various types of prose, such as fables, satires and novels. Some of the specific things that you will find in this chapter include:

  • The meaning of tone in prose
  • The difference between a novel and a short story
  • How parables relate to folktales
  • The epistolary form of fiction explained
  • Types of humorous writing

What is Prose? - Finding Meaning in Foreshadowing, Tone & Character Get an overview of what prose is and how it makes use of foreshadowing, tone and character.
Types of Fiction: Novels, Novelettes & Short Stories Study how a novel, novelette and short story differ.
The Fable, Folktale, Myth, Legend: Differences and Examples Look at how a fable differs from a folktale.
Epistolary Writing: Letter and Diary Forms Explore the epistolary form of fiction and how it differs slightly from diary-based fiction.
Satire, Parody or Spoof: Types of Humorous Writing Take a look at humor in writing, and discuss the difference between satire, parody and plain humor.

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