Poor Richard's Almanack Topics for Discussion

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Consider Franklin's disguise of Saunders as he writes his almanac. In today's culture, if a person such as Franklin wrote similar sayings, how would the public react? Would it be acceptable? Why or why not?

In your opinion are Franklin's sayings as timely today as they were when they were written? Explain your answer.

Search Franklin's sayings for examples of his view of good business practices. Using these quotes, formulate what Franklin would have considered a good business.

Consider Franklin's descriptions of friends and the characteristics of good friends. Are these characteristics you would want in a friend? Why or why not?

Find examples of literary elements, such as simile, metaphor, personification, symbolism, oxymoron and symbolism, in Franklin's sayings. Discuss how Franklin uses these elements to make his point in a humorous way.

Consider Franklin's views of both lawyers and preachers as portrayed in...

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