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I wish our clever young poets would remember my homely definitions of prose and poetry that is, prose words in their bes
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"I wish our clever young poets would remember my homely definitions of prose and poetry; that is, prose = words in their best order; - poetry = the best words in the best order"

- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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Samuel Taylor Coleridge's quote is a tip to young poets to be mindful of the difference in between prose and poetry. He defines prose as "words in their finest order" and poetry as "the very best words in the very best order". This recommends that prose is simply the plan of words in a sensible and efficient way, while poetry is the arrangement of the very best words in the most efficient method. Coleridge is highlighting the significance of thoroughly selecting words and arranging them in such a way that communicates the preferred meaning. He is also suggesting that poets must aim to create masterpieces that are more than just words, however rather a combination of the best words in the very best order. By doing so, poets can develop works of art that are both meaningful and lovely.

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Samuel Taylor Coleridge This quote is written / told by Samuel Taylor Coleridge between October 21, 1772 and July 25, 1834. He was a famous Poet from England. The author also have 48 other quotes.

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