This page provides information on the poems and poets, prose and writers that you will encounter in the academic field of English Literature. Also, via the links below, you’ll find all you need if you are interested in analysing poetry and prose.
From the Latin, ‘prosa oratio’
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It means, writing that’s in ordinary form; i.e., not academic or legal etc. It is different from poetry in that it does not conform to any rhyming schemes or line length restrictions.
* Book reviews defined
Book reviews can be of various modes and various lengths (from a single paragraph to a substantial essay). Short-form are those in which a book is merely described (also know as a ‘summary review’). Long-form are those in which a book is analysed based on content, style, and merit etc. A book review may be an opinion piece or scholarly review; it is a descriptive and critical/evaluative account and provides a summary of the content, assesses the value of the book (and will often recommend it (or not) to other potential readers). On the other hand, a book report is an attempt to write an objective summary of the main ideas and arguments that a given book’s author has set out.