How is Poetry scored?

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  1. Raine Law Yuen profile image80
    Raine Law Yuenposted 4 years ago

    I'm still quite new to hub pages and have a few posts that were featured. I posted two poems today but as a poem does not have the same criteria suggested for a text article -eg minimum word count preferably way over what an average poem has - also I see many poems on hub pages do not have videos and graphics - thinking that it possibly detracts from the poem. I would like to know how is a poem then rated on hub pages and what makes it worthy to be featured?

    1. Christy Kirwan profile imageSTAFF
      Christy Kirwanposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Raine, and welcome to HubPages. Poetry and other types of creative writing like short stories, fanfiction, and humor writing are assessed using our Creative Writing Scale. smile

      1. Raine Law Yuen profile image80
        Raine Law Yuenposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks for that - I had a look at your notes. Can I ask whether there is a preference for American spelling. The word colour for example - In american grammar I believe it is spelt 'color' but as I follow grammar from England I spell it as colour.

        1. Christy Kirwan profile imageSTAFF
          Christy Kirwanposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          Hi Raine,

          There is not a preference for British vs. American spelling, but whichever you choose, be sure to use that style of English consistently, rather than switching between the two. smile

  2. word55 profile image70
    word55posted 4 years ago

    Not as much as articles and recipes. I write mostly poetry hubs and make a minimal for poetry. Poetry usually does not have as much of a word count :-)

  3. psycheskinner profile image83
    psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago

    There is no minimum word count for hubs. They just have to do enough to pass QAP whether that be with 100 words or 10000.

  4. word55 profile image70
    word55posted 4 years ago

    It seems like the more poetry I write the score goes down.

  5. word55 profile image70
    word55posted 4 years ago

    Today since I published a poem How To Get Over Death... my score was knocked down 2 points. I don't know why.

    1. psycheskinner profile image83
      psycheskinnerposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      You score is effected by the scores of your hubs, new fresh hubs start with lower scores.  Ergo posting a new hub will temporarily drop your score a bit.

      1. Raine Law Yuen profile image80
        Raine Law Yuenposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks for your feedback. I wrote two poems more as a way of exploring a theme and to experiment with different writing styles.  My score was not as high as my text posts which were all featured - so I'm not sure if its because It's still new or maybe I should just stick to text writing. So any constructive critism is most appreciated.

  6. word55 profile image70
    word55posted 4 years ago

    It is your choice to use but in common and basic English it is spelled color rather than colour and both spellings mean the same.

    1. Raine Law Yuen profile image80
      Raine Law Yuenposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for your input - always appreciated.

  7. word55 profile image70
    word55posted 4 years ago

    1st of all Raine, I write poetry because I as well as others enjoy it. If I can make earnings from it then that is great. However, you can do various writings. For instance, try writing poetry within an article. That may score higher. It may depend on how attractive the page is with pictures and how well you use the tools (links, text boxes and etc.) that are provided by hub pages. To my surprise, I did a cabbage recipe (with a poem in it) and for a long time it scored higher than any hub. Whatever you do don't stop writing your beautiful poetry whether it scores high or not. You can make a difference in someone's life with it :-)

 
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