Definition Of Romance

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Romance is defined by as “a baseless, made-up story, usually full of exaggeration or fanciful invention.”

While the aforementioned definition is correct to an extent, we believe that Romance was once better defined by the following definition:
“A narrative genre in literature that involves a mysterious, adventurous, or spiritual story line where the focus is on a quest that involves bravery and strong values, and a love interest.”

However, modern definitions of romance include works that are centred around a relationship issue.

The romance genre is generally associated with verse or prose dedicated to idealism and is furthermore paired with the idea of love and daring deeds.
In comparison to other genres,
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(They also feature an above-average number of shipwrecks.)
Prominent examples of Renaissance or Shakespearean Romances are The Tempest, A Midsummers Night Dream, Cymbeline, and The Winter’s Tale, which are more like fairy tales whereby people find redemption in symbolic situations.

Nowadays, the genre has evolved to encompass a ‘niche’ that we're perhaps most familiar with.
It's easy to find a variety of works that might be classified as 'romance,' most modern romance pieces focus on some aspect of romantic (and often erotic) love.
Prominent examples of Modern Day Romances are Call Me By Your Name, The Fifty Shades Trilogy, Dear John, and The Notebook, which may be funny, sad, tragic, serious, or a mix but focus on finding “the right person” or saving the present
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Historical Romance involves works that evoked the past within people, they usually take place in times long past and appear romantic due to the adventure and wilderness of the time. It provides value and meaning to the lifestyle of the characters.
Popular works that fit the model of this sub-genre are Rob Roy by Sir Walter Scott and The Last of the Mohicans.

Contemporary Romance focuses on a primary love relationship that usually ends with a happy ending. There are two ways these romance pieces are written: as a series or category romance (the author writes a succession of books that fit a theme or follow a storyline) or as a single-title romance.
Within the sub-genre of romance, there have been numerous hybrids such as but not limited to comedy-romance (Rom Coms), Satirical Romance and Serious Romance that can be seen or examined through modern pieces.
Popular works that fit the model of this sub-genre are Love Rosie, Love Actually, Your Name, Simon Vs The Homosapiens Agenda (Love, Simon), The Perks of Being A Wallflower, The Fault In Our Stars etc.

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