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Can William Shakespeare Help You Land a Date?

Need help with landing a Valentine’s Day date for tomorrow? The animated video embedded above features a two-minute TED-Ed lesson with dating tips courtesy of William Shakespeare.

Language expert Anthony John Peters took on the role of educator. He ”explains why Shakespeare’s coy use of metaphor was so effective — and may just help you get a date today.”

Linguistics fans can visit the TED Ed website to access a quiz, a discussion board, and more resources. Over at BuzzFeed, check out a list of literary valentines and a list of literary quotes to write inside cards. What are your favorite literary-themed pick up lines?

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