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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

Romance or romantic usually refers to Romance (love), love emphasizing emotion over libido.

It may also refer to:



  • Hellenistic romance, or Ancient Greek romance, a modern term for the genre of the five surviving Ancient Greek novels
  • Romance (heroic literature), a genre of medieval and Renaissance narrative fiction
  • Romance (music), a type of ballad or lyrical song
    • Romancero, the Spanish tradition of such ballads
  • Romance (meter), a metric pattern found particularly in Spanish-language poetry
  • Romanticism, or the Romantic period/era, an artistic and intellectual movement in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, including
    • Romantic music, the musical style used by Beethoven, Chopin, Brahms, Wagner and other late 18th and 19th-century composers
    • Romantic poetry, the poetic style used by Schiller, Blake, Keats, Wordsworth and other late 18th and 19th-century poets
    • Romanticism in science, a movement in science during the Romantic period
  • Romance novel, a genre of fiction focused on romantic love
  • Romance film, a genre of film of which the central plot focuses on the romantic relationships of the protagonists
  • Romantic comedy film, a comic film centered on a romantic relationship


Culture and politics

  • Romance languages, such as, but not limited to, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, and Romanian
  • Romanticism, an artistic and intellectual movement in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries
  • Neo-romanticism, also known as post-romanticism and late-romanticism
  • German Romanticism, the dominant cultural movement of much of the nineteenth century in German-speaking countries
  • Romantic nationalism, a form of nationalism




  • Romantic music, of the Romantic movement (c. 1815-1910)
  • Romance (music), a simple, lyrical piece of music for solo voice or instrument; a common title or subtitle of musical compositions
  • Neoromanticism (music), a trend in European classical music in the second half of the nineteenth century; often used presently to describe contemporary music in the style of the Romantic period
  • New Romantic, a New Wave music subgenre and fashion movement primarily in England


See also

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