Speaking at the launch of an app called Love Book, Mr Gove said teens should take inspiration from poetic tomes which could help them 'make sense of their own feelings in a way that is more graceful, expressive and beautiful [than sexting]'.
"Technology does not have to mean that expression becomes clumsier," he said.
The Mail reports that Oxford-educated Mr Gove revealed his own favourite love poems were Dover Beach by Matthew Arnold and Love by George Herbert, and that he 'adored Wendy Cope's Variation on a Lennon and McCartney Song' to be read or sung to the Beatles tune.
Can you see many teens going for that?
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