Wikipedia:Peer review/Edgar Allan Poe/archive1

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Edgar Allan Poe[edit]

I am reopening this peer review in the hope of more new comments. After a failed FAC nomination, this article obviously needs further review and editing to improve it to a level whereby it is worthy of featured status. I will now be actively looking to improve the wording of this article, and would like some feedback about where to focus my attention. Harro5 11:16, May 23, 2005 (UTC)

  • Copied from FAC: This article needs a lead section and some de-POVing. It is currently rather too sympathic to Poe, especially in three last sections. For example, there's no doubt (and the article needs to mention it) that Grisworld's work was defamation, but the general tone of the section shows the author(s) is rather partial. The Legacy section struck me as pretty good overall, however. Phils 11:17, 14 May 2005 (UTC)
    • It seems these concerns have been addressed. Phils, please have another look. Harro5 02:31, May 24, 2005 (UTC)
  • The lead is too short, a lead should summarise the key points of the article, three decent sized paragraphs usually covers it. The overall struture is quite poor, there are two sentence paragraphs all over the place. The life section seems throughly un-developed given that the death + memoir section is twice as long. There is no real description of any of his works, just some big lists, some of the big works should be described in more detail or there should be a discussion of his literay themes. How was his writing percieved by his contemporaries? Referncing could be improved. --nixie 06:56, 24 May 2005 (UTC)