I just realized lately, when tapping my fingers to the beat of the Bible, while not thinking of the tones of the syllables, that prose rhythm is, well, rhythm. The question is, how does one train themselves to create rhythm which can be adapted to prose. I know that someone used a metronome, but I don't know what that is or how it is used. Someone else suggested that I learn music theory or have musical training. That would be fun, even for its own sake, but I don't know if the rhythms of music can be adapted to prose. Does a musician or composer have the training to write beautiful prose? If so, no musically trained person should have an excuse for his lack of rhythm in prose. I find that I need to develop two separate skills in order to write rhythmic prose. One, I need to learn how to phrase any thought I want to conform to specified rhythm without being incoherent, unclear, and without breaking the laws of grammar. And two, I need to learn how to create rhythms that resembled the rhythms of specific voices. Maybe the word I am looking for is register, or maybe that is not the right word. Anyway, does anyone have any suggestions? Should I learn how to create rhythm from scratch or should I acquire existing rhythms for use? Or should I do both or use the second to do the first? Please do not discourage me from this endeavor with talk of how I should learn to write clearly first. As you can see, I can write clearly. I have been able to write clearly for a long time, and am able to write clearly for as long as my mind is not on rhythm. Now it is time for me to learn how to write rhythmically, and that involves chiefly how to create rhythm. Perhaps, during the writing of prose, I should not think of particular rhythms and conform my words to them, for not all thoughts are as easily expressible in certain rhythms than in others. Perhaps, instead, I should revise my words so that they conform to the available rhythms which belong to the voice I desire to create. But this, no doubt, still requires me to have a sense of rhythm, and an ability to create rhythm. The chief question then is this: How do I develop this sense of rhythm, and this ability to create it? Do I practice by tapping my finger. Do I practice by tapping to regular beats and combining them into less regular ones? Do I use a metronome, whatever that is? By what means, or through what exercise, can I obtain this skill? Maybe training is music would be useful indeed. But as we have noted before, it may not be that the rhythms of music can be adapted to prose, for they may sound prosaic, although rhythmic prose by definition is not prosaic in the normal sense. What are your suggestions?