Should Poetry Be Scored on Different Scale

  1. Stacie L profile image88
    Stacie Lposted 5 years ago

    I see many poems with high scores and wonder if they should have the same weighted score as a heavily researched article?
    I don't know how Hubpages scores so it's a guess.
    I am not dissing poets and their work,but wonder why some longer, well researched articles are getting lower scores than some short poems..

  2. rebekahELLE profile image91
    rebekahELLEposted 5 years ago

    I don't know what factors are used, but a short poem may have required a lot of time and thought to compose. They're simply different styles of writing. Well researched articles can be extremely helpful, but there may not be as much originality in the writing. 

    I don't think a different scale needs to be used. It's simply a score. smile

    1. jfay2011 profile image60
      jfay2011posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Maybe it should.  It is true, they are often short and sometimes not much to them.  It's a different type of genre.  Sometimes I have to read a poem several times to really understand it.