Cicero, considered the master of Latin prose, became synonymous with the language to such an extent that scholars began to assert that no Latin word or phrase should be used unless it appeared in his works. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cic…
The oldest surviving work of latin prose is a guide to farmers by Cato the Elder. Along with detailed instructions on running a farm it contains a guide to brewing wine and many cooking recipes,including one for cheesecake en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_…
An acrostic is a literary device in which the first letter of every verse consecutively forms a word or message. An acrostic is mostly applied in poetry, but can also be used in prose or word puzzle. This word or alphabet is often connected to the theme of the poem. literarydevices.net/acros…
The Prose Edda identified Memnon (the Ethiopian King who defended Troy in The Iliad) Rather Than Odin as the Father of Thor en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pro…
Camara Laye was one of the first African writers from south of the Sahara to achieve an international reputation. His autobiographical novel L’Enfant noir (1953; The Dark Child) recreates nostalgically his childhood days in Guinea in a flowing, poetic prose britannica.com/biography/…
Legendary basketball player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is an avid Holmesian and authored his own stories based on Mycroft Holmes in prose and comic mediums bookriot.com/2017/09/20/i…
There is an award winning short story called β€œTaylor Swift” which is about a society that buys T. Swift clones in order to do chores, sing to you, have sex with and throw T. Swift parties. It won the Barthelme Award for best short prose from the Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts. gulfcoastmag.org/journal/…
Fleetwood Mac's 'Rhiannon' (about a Welsh witch) and 'Angel' were based on the Mabinogion. They were the earliest prose stories in Britain (12th - 13th centuries) and were written in Welsh. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mab…
In 2010, The Plain Writing Act became law. It requires all federal agencies to use clear prose that the public can readily understand. plainlanguage.gov/
Gertrude Stein wrote "Tender Buttons" in 1914, an experimental book of multiple short prose poems. The book has been criticized as "a modernist triumph, a spectacular failure, a collection of confusing gibberish, and an intentional hoax" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ten…
According to the Prose Edda, the Norse god Thor was half African: son of the Ethiopian king Memnon and a Trojan princess. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tho…
Edgar Allan Poe predicted the Big Bang and solved Olber’s paradox in 1848 prose poem "Eureka" (eighty years before modern science) quoteallthethings.com/pos…
Young Benjamin Franklin was a street performer, composing songs, poetry, and prose about current events which he would perform in public and sell in printed form. His father convinced him to stop because of the stigma of buskers, which later contributed to his support of free speech. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Str…
The Inklings, of which Tolkien and C.S. Lewis were members, would hold competitions to see who could read more of Amanda McKittrick Ros' prose without laughing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ink…
Edgar Allan Poe anticipated the Big Bang theory as early as 1848. "Eureka: a Prose Poem" describes a universe of atoms unfolding from a primordial particle. The only force Poe attributes to a god, reluctantly, is the repulsion of atoms, as the electron cloud had not yet been discovered. nybooks.com/articles/2015…
A Russian academic stabbed his friend to death when they got into a drunken fight. They were arguing about whether prose or poetry is superior. Poetry won. reuters.com/article/2014/…
The Story of Kullervo is a prose version of the Kullervo cycle in the Karelian and Finnish epic poem Kalevala written by J. R. R. Tolkien when he was an undergraduate at Exeter College, Oxford, from 1914 to 1915. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Edgar A Poe write a metaphysical essay - and yes, the whole thing is a prose poem. eapoe.org/works/essays/eu…
Edgar Allan Poe presaged The Big Bang theory in his 1849 prose poem Eureka en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/E…
Edgar Allan Poe produced Eureka: A Prose Poem in which entails an early conception of The Big Bang. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eur…
Benjamin Franklin's first published prose was a satirical piece that criticized Harvard College for only admitting the wealthy. amazon.com/Benjamin-Frank…

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