A Definition Essay on the Word Romance

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The Attraction of Romance
Romance: the word the puts the art in heart, the word describes the actions that take place to imprint your name in a girls head, the word that everyone thinks about when two people are madly in love with one another. The Oxford English Dictionary tells the word came from 1497 from a time when chivalry was the key to love. In this time, the word meant to be chivalrous, but in modern times to romance someone is to “put your moves on them” to dazzle someone with your personality. The definition that The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language gives for the modern usage of romance is “A love affair containing ardent emotional attachment or involvement between people.”

Romance is a particularly hard word to describe when brought up on the spot. When one thinks of romance, they usually think of times in their life that it has to do with such as their first kiss and how they lead up to it, that special Christmas eve when they spent the day with that significant other and gave his or her a present that elated her and filled his or her eyes with such a sparkle that it made you happy to see his or her face, or those goofy times such as ice skating and he or she falls pulling you down with him or her and you both stare at each other laughing as if you two were the only people in the ice rink. The laugh or amazement that he or she gets after you flirt or pick on him and her is a result of romance and is what makes your love that much more bonded. The word means more than just the act of love or being in love. It means about all those special ways you won your other half over.

This word can be related to many songs and pieces of art. The song I Put Your Picture Away by Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow is a song that talks about how the bond of romance resulted in their attraction even after he hurt her and they were separated. “I was headed off to church.”(Sheryl Crow) “And I was off to drink you away.”(Kid Rock) Kid Rock demonstrates in...
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