Do you think that all writing, whether poetry or prose, can be scanned into syllabic feet? I think that since all words follow a pattern of accentuation, which can also be combined when the words are, depending on the way they compete with each other for emphasis, they can certainly be scanned into a fixed set of feet. And if that is possible, do you think that a writer's voice can be characterized by consistent patterns in the way they subconsciously arrange their feet, even if you cannot derive a formula from it? Or is prosaic writing characterized more by word usage and application of structure? One more thing. I realized that I could write much more easily in a plain prosaic style when I ignore the concept of rhythm. When I refuse to acknowledge that my words have any rhythm inherent in them, and I simply choose words that don't disrupt the ordinary flow, and remove any words that are unnecessary, I find myself free from any issues related to sing-song or faulty rhythm. But I also realize, that if I want my writing to have an elevated tone, such as the kind of tone found in the Bible, or in any of the works that have similar tones, then I must arrange my words to fit a notable pattern of feet. However, this pattern must not too closely resemble the patterns found in metrical poetry. It must not have a drum beat, but it must not be devoid of beat either. I have always believed that all writing has rhythm, but now I am persuaded that plain prose, though having rhythm, is best written without consciousness of rhythm, but of manifold sentence structures and terse wording. Based on my experience, I advise you to make sure that when you teach someone how to write, you teach them the difference between prose and poetry, and encourage them to develop each skill in isolation, and afterwards, when they have achieved mastery of both, show them how they can combine them. Otherwise, as it happened with me, they will daydream about rhythm, sit down to write, and think this in their heads repeated, "no doubt", "in fact", "bla bla bla", da dum da da dum da dum dum da da, okay now I need some words but I don't know how to even express myself of think."