Poetry

What do they mean when someone say the devices in prose poetry. Could you name an example please?

One of these devices is Alliteration - the repetition of an initial sound in a group of words. Example : a gaggle of geese gliding glorously over the sky.

Below is a site which will give you a number of others.
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The Lord reigneth, he is clothed with majesty;the Lord is clothed with strength, wherewith he hath girded himself: the world also is established, that it cannot be moved.
Thy throne is established of old: thou art from everlasting.
The floods have lifted up, Oh Lord, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their waves.
The Lord on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, yea, than the mighty waves of the sea.
Thy testimonies are very sure: holiness becometh thine house, O Lord, forever.


This example from the book of Psalms has all the devices of rhythm, rhyme, repetition, assonance, consonance, and imagery associated with poetry, yet it is prose.

See...
http://pw2.netcom.com/~pprater/prosepoetry.html

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