Romance (Continued)
6.    Origins and class of characters sometimes
irrelevant, sometimes a mystery.
7.    Plot is highly colored, featuring astonishing
events that have symbolic or allegorical import.
8.    Tends toward mythic, allegorical, or symbolic
forms; Heightened diction.
9.    According to William Gilmore Simms, the
romance is loftier than the novel and does not
confine itself to what is known or even
probable: "it grasps at the possible."