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Edgar Allan Poe[edit]

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Featured article Edgar Allan Poe Good article Death of Edgar Allan Poe - Featured article Virginia Eliza Clemm Poe - Featured article Bibliography of Edgar Allan Poe

Giving this a shot - today is the anniversary of Poe's death in 1849. Two articles are featured, one is at good status, and one is a featured list. These four, I believe, give a good overview of the biography of Poe, with his works represented in the bibliography. Never done this before, so let me know if I messed up. --Midnightdreary (talk) 21:42, 7 October 2008 (UTC)

They are more than a little peripheral and border on trivia; I doubt I could ever get them up to GA quality or better. They don't seem to add much to the biography of Poe anyway. What do others think? --Midnightdreary (talk) 22:27, 7 October 2008 (UTC)
  • Support The other artilces are trivia, do not have to do with what he did, but others, and are not needed. Zginder 2008-10-07T22:41Z (UTC)
  • Oppose - I'm sorry, but I feel the three articles Woody listed should be included. The topic is incomplete without them - rst20xx (talk) 00:47, 8 October 2008 (UTC)
No need to feel sorry. I'm close to nominating those other articles for deletion, so you'll notice my feeling on them. I'm just not sure how a list of songs that mention "Annabel Lee" is particularly relevant to Poe's biography. --Midnightdreary (talk) 03:21, 8 October 2008 (UTC)
  • Comment I'm no literary expert, but I'm thinking that a few of Poe's most notable works should probably be included in a general topic about him. I know, I know, cherry picking. But before reading some of the articles in this nomination, the only thing I knew about Poe was that he wrote "The Raven." I'm not sure how you could have this topic without at least including what "The Raven" article points out is "one of the most famous poems ever written." If you changed this topic from a general one to one that is more specific like "The life of Edgar Allan Poe" then this nomination might work as it currently stands. Rreagan007 (talk) 14:34, 8 October 2008 (UTC)
Good point and I don't disagree. I would support either renaming to "Life of Edgar Allan Poe" or I would support adding some of his major/exempletive works ("The Raven" is an FA, "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" and "Eureka: A Prose Poem" are at GA). Otherwise, I do feel having the full Bibliography article included covers his works, at least superficially. --Midnightdreary (talk) 18:12, 8 October 2008 (UTC)
  • Close with no consensus to promote - rst20xx (talk) 01:28, 18 October 2008 (UTC)