The Qualities Of Prose In Poetry

Often it is felt that poetry and prose are basically different kinds of writing that the difference between them is not just a question of versification, not just a matter of the greater degree of linguistic boldness and compression of significance to be found in poetry, but of something fundamentally different in the character of the linguistic effort involved. If it is valid to think, in this way, of'good poetry' and 'good prose' as separate ideals, then these can be associated with the two...