An Examination of Novels

When it comes to fiction, there is no greater work of prose than the novel.

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An Examination of Novels
by Michael Doyle

A fiction in prose of a certain extent
Presented in many ways of palatable content
How further might this become defined
These classics of literature suitably refined

50,000 plus words put into a story
Blazing before our eyes in all their glory
So many forms and so many styles
A double helix of realism and metafiction's smiles

There really is no sort of true division
Between art and real life in all of its diversions
There are so many ways of imaginative narrative
All of which off their best voices in superlative

Much of this is journaled in forms of understanding
How human beings are complicated and demanding
Modes of modality starting with mythology
And varied across perspectives in their chronology

Novels were once pretenses at mock journalism
The starkness of the alleged given toward professionalism
Though of course, these were once things of romance
Set as popular tales of mankind's varied circumstance

When Hamlet died, the world shrank into it's place
Mortality is something that all heroes embrace
All of the ordinary moments shone into extraordinary
These are the things of dreams, love and filled with irony

(c) May 3, 2020 Michael Doyle
All Rights Reserved

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