Prose is language in its ordinary form, without metrical structure, poetic line-breaks etc. It can be fictional or non-fictional.
Examples of prose include (but are not restricted to):
- Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
- non-fiction, e.g. A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
- speeches, e.g. a speech by the Prime Minister
- journalism, e.g. an article in a newspaper
- most of the writing we see around us, from advertising to the back of a cereal packet!