English: The Poem Tree, Wittenham Clumps, Oxfordshire. Photograph by Jonathan Bowen. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
I tried an app today on http://www.poetryassessor.com/poetry/
According to them, it “is designed to determine whether a poem has the characteristics of a professional poem or, alternatively, an amateur poem.”
I tested it using my poem below:
‘Rebirth‘ by Veronica Nkwocha
A dried branch,
tinder for fire
feeding the soil
A budding flower
A shrub of green
trembling with life
in the morning light
*It returned a score of 4.582! So I’m well pleased lol.
P.s. I’ve tried a few others and some haven’t done so well!
“Positive scores indicate that a poem has characteristics of a professional poem while negative scores indicate that the poem has the characteristics of an amateur poem.”
*Caveat, I know nothing about the creators or the suitability of the application neither was I asked by them to test it.
*Update: There’s an update on the site ” it should be noted that the average word count of the poems used in the sample used to calibrate the system was 156 (maximum 378, minimum 21, St Dev 77). This means that results for poems of less than approximately 80 words should be interpreted with caution.”