A fun article called "The Art of Wooing" from “The Mysteries of Love and Eloquence." Students read a dialogue between two 17th century lovers and then complete a follow-up graphic organizer analyzing how the 17th century man/woman would praise various attributes, then translate this praise into a modern day version. Student answers are often hilarious and quite witty!
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