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Prose, when used  

Prose. Prose is not only used in comic scenes; it is adopted for letters (M. of V. iv. 1. 149-66), and on other occasions where it is desirable to lower the dramatic pitch: for instance, in the more colloquial parts of the household scene between Volumnia and Virgilia, Coriol. i. 3, where the scene begins with prose, then passes into verse, and returns finally to prose. It is also used to express frenzy, Othello, iv. 1. 34-44; and madness, Lear, iv. 6. 130; and the higher flights of the imagination, Hamlet, ii. 2. 310-20

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