Talk:Anne Brontë

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Former good article nominee Anne Brontë was a Language and literature good articles nominee, but did not meet the good article criteria at the time. There are suggestions below for improving the article. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.



Image[edit]

Does this grave image look a little too... Well, grave? -- Goatboy

 :-) I added a pic of her. Bogdan | Talk 10:34, 5 Feb 2005 (UTC)
Excellent :) -- Goatboy

yeah is the grave needed? she did more that die you know137.154.16.31 02:04, 7 November 2005 (UTC)

  • Agree with merge, so I merged. Thatcher131 00:59, 16 February 2006 (UTC)

Why does the grave inscription say she died aged 28 when she was clearly 29 years old at the time of her death? – Alensha talk 21:33, 8 February 2008 (UTC)


pronunciation[edit]

Recent editors have changed the pronunciation to bron-tay. I'd always heard it as bron-tee. Just want to verify this, as all the other Bronte sisters are currently transcribed as bron-tee. — kwami (talk) 06:47, 15 March 2008 (UTC)

Good/Featued[edit]

This is one of the finest articles available; is there any reason why it doesn't qualify for Good or Featured article? John Holly (talk) 10:37, 11 August 2008 (UTC)

There are a few minor WP:MOS problems that could be fixed-up quickly and a GA nomination made. Feel free to nominate it if you are able to respond and make changes to review comments when they are made. I can fix-up the few problems I see later today. Keith D (talk) 11:53, 11 August 2008 (UTC)
I have had a copy-edit pass through to pick up the obvious things and to standardise on some things. If you want to submit a GA nomination then go ahead and see that the response is. Keith D (talk) 17:04, 11 August 2008 (UTC)
I nominated this article after keeping it on my watchlist for some time and monitoring edits. I will make any improvements/edits that are needed as a result of the GAN process.--Harkey (talk) 17:20, 7 October 2009 (UTC)

New file File:Anne Brontë by Patrick Branwell Brontë restored.jpg[edit]

Anne Brontë by Patrick Branwell Brontë restored.jpg

Recently the file File:Anne Brontë by Patrick Branwell Brontë restored.jpg (right) was uploaded and it appears to be relevant to this article and not currently used by it. If you're interested and think it would be a useful addition, please feel free to include it. Dcoetzee 06:50, 17 April 2009 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:Anne Brontë/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

I am failing this article because the references are inaccurate and sometimes missing, it contains plagiarism, there are image problems, and it does not adequately cover the topic.

  • I spot-checked some of the references and started finding problems. All of the references should be checked.
  • Anne's father, Patrick Brontë (1777–1861), was born in a meagre two-room cottage in Emdale, Loughbrickland, County Down, Ireland. - This is on page 2, not 3, of Barker.
  • Anne was buried not in Haworth with the rest of her family, but in Scarborough. The funeral was held on Wednesday, 30 May, which did not allow time for Patrick Brontë to make the 70-mile (110 km) trip to Scarborough, had he wished to do so. The former schoolmistress at Roe Head, Miss Wooler, was also in Scarborough at this time, and she was the only other mourner at Anne's funeral. - Sourced to page 575, which does not discuss Anne's death at all.
  • In February 1849, Anne seemed somewhat better. - Listed as 587, should be 588.
  • By this time, she had decided to make a return visit to Scarborough in the hope that the change of location and fresh sea air might initiate a recovery, and give her a chance to live. - Listed as 588, should be 587.
  • If Anne did form an attachment to Weightman, that does not imply that he, in turn, was attracted to her. Indeed, it is entirely possible that Weightman was no more aware of her than of her sisters or their friend Ellen Nussey. Nor does it follow that Anne believed him to be interested in her. If anything, her poems suggest just the opposite–they speak of quietly experienced but intensely felt emotions, intentionally hidden from others, without any indication of their being requited. It is also possible that an initially mild attraction to Weightman assumed increasing importance to Anne over time, in the absence of other opportunities for love, marriage, and children. Anne would have seen William Weightman on her holidays at home, particularly during the summer of 1842, when her sisters were away. He died of cholera in the same year. - This information is not available on 403. That page recounts Weightman's death.
  • Image problems
  • File:AnneBronte.jpg - The source link for this image does not identify the artist as Charlotte Bronte. Do you have a reference for that information? The image description description page also needs to include Charlotte's death date to establish "life of the author plus 70 years".
  • File:Anne Bronte.jpg - This image needs a source. The image description page also needs to include Charlotte's death date to establish "life of the author plus 70 years".
  • File:Annebronte.jpg - Is Christopher Sheffield, the photographer, also the uploader? This is unclear from the image description page.
  • Coverage
  • The article needs to include more information about Bronte's works, specifically her writing style. There are two ways of doing this: 1) list the author's works individually as in Mary Wollstonecraft or 2) discuss the the style of the author in general as in Mary Shelley.
  • I would suggest expanding your research to include basic books such as The Cambridge Companion to the Brontes. Biographies provide only so much commentary on the writings and generally from a biographical viewpoint. The article needs to provide more viewpoints than this one. The Cambridge Companion will also provide you a good list of important Bronte scholarship to use to discuss Bronte's works.
  • With the removal of the plagiarized material, there is nothing on Agnes Grey.
  • Citations
  • There are many sections of the article that need citations. I added some ref tags a few days ago. I see that some have been fixed, but there are still some.
  • Plagiarism
  • As I was looking at the sources, I found plagiarism in the article. I have started removing it. Since I found this, I would suggest a thorough review of the article. See this dispatch for advice on how to avoid plagiarism in the future. Here is the source that was copied.

I hope this review is helpful. Please let me know if you have any questions. Awadewit (talk) 02:47, 10 October 2009 (UTC)