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If prose is an art form - a writing form - couldn't it be said that whenever one writes a paragraph about anything - that they are creating art!?

In Molière's play Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, Monsieur Jourdain asks something to be written in neither verse nor prose!. A philosophy master says to him, "Sir, there is no other way to express oneself than with prose or verse"!. Jourdain replies, "By my faith! For more than forty years I have been speaking prose without knowing anything about it, and I am much obliged to you for having taught me that!."

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What I am writing at this moment is designated "prose!." It is however, not art!. If I take a brush and splatter paint on a canvas (contrary to what so-called artists proclaimed in the 60's), this is not art!. If I paint my bedroom it is not art, it is painting a wall!. There are great distinctions between prose as literature and prose as prosaic writing!. This cannot be explained in a short paragraph on this site!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

Prose is just a form, but not necessarily an art form!. If you don't understand the difference between literature and a rambling paragraph of nothing, maybe you should try and grasp the concepts of aesthetics or style!.
Plus: contrary to visual arts, in which art can be in the concept and not in the making (that's what Marcel Duchamp suggested!. I take any object and say it is art and therefore I am an artist), literature depends on the use of language!. The Dadaists had tried to create a poem in which you just cut up the words of an article and assemble them together in random order!. Well, it may be a Dadaist poem, but not a poem as such because nobody will understand it: it is not based on language!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

It is difficult to speak about language in its parts!. Without context or a reference point, a single aspect of speech cannot be expressed clearly!. Ordinary conversation is not in itself prosaic!. Prose comes from an attempt to elevate the level of communication!. Is 'Legalese' or 'Engineerspeak' prose!? It isn't to them!.

To speak prosaically is taking it up a notch on the dial, to the setting just below WP (Waxing Poetic)!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

No, I think art has to be intentionally created!. You have an interesting idea, but your logical flaw is that you assume that all prose is art!. Yes, we speak in prose, but we're not trying to create art, so it's prose, but not art!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

Hmmm!. I have no answer your question!.

All I know is this: John Lennon said, everyone is an artist, and I agree!.
Art can be found in anything, anywhere!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

Written prose is "common" language!. An eloquent rendering of the common begets art!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

I think so, if we just fire of words with our verbal paint cannon & swirl them around a bit till we are happy with what we feel it communicates, it's art!.

lol!.!.!.!.I have two spell checks running & a *BA in poetry!.
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Hmmm!.!.!.!.did cave men proclaim their muddy hand prints on the cave wall art!?
We label it art now!.
It is graffiti, tag art!.
It is the art of expression!.
Surely our perception of what is or was art, is not consistent, we cant take something that has been called art & say it is not!.
Why is it not now if it was then!?
If you don't think it is now, it might be tomorrow!.

"The difference between a weed & a flower is a judgement"Www@QuestionHome@Com

idk anything about that so you are asking the wrong person sorryWww@QuestionHome@Com

Thanks for asking this one! I am struggling--so it seems, to grasp the meaning of the same!Www@QuestionHome@Com

Prose is more or less defined as common language, so any paragraph could be considered prose, provided it isn't rambling nonsense that doesn't make sense in any sort of language!. For instance, the following lines would not be prose:

Horsey he steam gobble gobble moo!. Roadside scarecrow brick trashcan bars!. Beer she jumping!.

Prose does have a certain amount of rhythm and meter, depending partially upon the language in which it was written!.
I feel that art is in the eye, or mind, of the beholder!. Some people read Kurt Vonnegut and think he is writing nonsense, but others hold him in high literary regards!.

The dictionary definition of prose is as follows:

Prose [prohz] - noun, adjective, verb, prosed, pros?ing!.
–noun 1!. the ordinary form of spoken or written language, without metrical structure, as distinguished from poetry or verse!.
2!. matter-of-fact, commonplace, or dull expression, quality, discourse, etc!.
3!. Liturgy!. a hymn sung after the gradual, originating from a practice of setting words to the jubilation of the alleluia!.

I hope that helps, somehow!Www@QuestionHome@Com