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Romance Tropes

plural noun: tropes
Commonly recurring literary and rhetorical devices, motifs or clichés in creative works.

Tropes are commonly used in romance novels as plot devices to bring together two or more lovers.  Many romances combine numerous tropes to create a unique story.

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