Literary Terms - K

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A type of popular Japanese drama based on popular legends and myths
Kabuki
Characteristic of the style, tone and attitudes of the writer of Metamorphosis (1883-1924)
Kafkaesque
Denotes a sense of movement or muscular effort. A sense of movement and effort is inherent in the rhythm, momentum and energy of words in such an image
Kinaesthetic Image
A term which applies to plays which showed aspects of working class life in the 1950s. It derives from the fact that play centred, metaphorically on a certain household appliance
Kitchen-sink drama
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A pejorative term for art objects which are gaudy, sentimental and often mass-produced for mass consumption. Literally meaning in German 'to throw together'
Kitsch
In classical Greek drama, a type of lyric in dialogue form sung by the Chorus to express profound emotion
Kommos
A novel which has an artist (in any art) as the central character and which shows their deveopment from childhood to maturity and later
Kunstlerroman
'English as it should be spoken'
King's English
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