“Furthermore, the amateur poets were more likely to use more emotional words, both negative and positive.”
Y’all relax OK Australia finally figured out contemporary American poetry y’all. Post your scores, losers. > 0.5 is professional and < 0.5 is amateur. Be sure to read the, um, “methodology.” According to poetry journalist Patrick Gaughan, the highest so far (at 4.2) is WCW’s good old wheelbarrow coloring book, and noted anti-poetry skeptic/fiction engineer Jonathan Volk reports that “an untitled Jewel poem just got a 1.17.” Stay tuned for breaking developments. (Discovery credit goes to poetry scientist Anne Cecelia Holmes.)
Tags: For example a publisher who needs a quick way of sorting through the voluminous submissions received on a weekly basis could first select a filtered list by running poems though such an algorithm, In essence poems that use language that is simple and direct are more likely to be reproduced in anthologies, Michael Coleman Dalvean: School of Politics and International Relations, Out of the 925 word sample the word that was easiest to define was “baby” (score = 6.79) and the word that was the hardest to define was “gadfly” (score = 1.92)., The categories used are based common behavioural and cognitive processes and include Negative Emotion, The professional poems were written in the later half 20 th century by poets who have been members of the Academy of American Poets, The study found that the successful poems had fewer syllables per word in their first lines and were more likely to have an initial line consisting of monosyllables, Where a poem was over 500 words it was removed and replaced by another poem by the same poet.