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AFRO-ASIAN POETRY (Report Summary)
Report By: Ortiz, John Benj
A. AFRICAN POETRY
a. History
b. Themes
c. Prominent Works and Poets
B. ASIAN POETRY
d. History
e. Themes
f. Prominent Works and Poets
C. COMPARISON AND CONTRAST
g. Comparison of African Poetry and Asian Poetry
h. Contrast of African Poetry and Asian Poetry

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AFRICAN POETRY

I.
II. HISTORY
Pre-Colonial Era
1. Poetry was unwritten.
2. There was a thin line between Poets and Musicians. Colonial Era
1. Poetry was written in acquired foreign language.
2. Oral traditions in mother tongue weren’t recognized. 3. Atlantic Slave Trade
4. Anti-slavery poetry
5. Leopold Sedar Senghor
Liberation Struggle and Independence Era
1. African poets suffered and set aside their artistic vocations. 2. Christopher Okigbo
3. Mongane Wally Serote 
4. Jack Mapanje 
5. Ken Saro-Wiwa
Post-Colonial African Literature
1. African poetry is written in English, French, Portuguese and Native African Language. 2. Ali A. Mazrui
3. Wole Soyinka

III. THEMES
Pre-Colonial Era
1. Praising virtues and Condemning vices in society.
Colonial Era
1. Liberation, Independence and Negritude.

Post-Colonial African Literature
1.  Clash between Africa's past and present
2. Clash between tradition and modernity
3. Clash between indigenous and foreign
4. Clash between individualism and community
5. Clash between socialism and capitalism
6. Clash between development and self-reliance
7. Clash between Africanity and humanity
8. Corruption
9. Economic disparities in newly independent countries
10. Rights and roles of women

IV. PROMINENT WORKS AND POETS
Pre-Colonial Era
1. The epic of Sundiata
Colonial Era
1. Prayer to the Masks
~ Leopold Sedar Senghor
2. Spirits
~ Birago Diop
Post-Colonial African Literature
1. Abiku
~ Wole Soyinka
2. Spirit Unshackled
~Billene Seyoum

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ASIAN POETRY

V.
I. HISTORY
Chinese Poetry
1. Classical Chinese poetry
2. Beginnings of the tradition:  Shijing and Chuci 2.1 Shijing
2.2 Chuci
3. Han poetry
4. Jian'an poetry
5. Six Dynasties poetry
6.Tang poetry
7.Song poetry
8.Yuan poetry
9. Ming poetry
11. Ming-Qing Transition
12. Qing poetry
13. Post-imperial Classical Chinese poetry
14. Modern (post-classical) poetry
Japanese Poetry
1. Ancient Poetry
2. Middle Ages
3. Pre-Modern
4. Modern
Indian Poetry
1. Archaic
2. Modern
Philippine Poetry
1. Pre-Colonial
2. Spanish Period
3. American Period
4. Japanese Period
5. Modern Times
II. THEME
Central Themes
1. Religion
2. Nature
3. Colonization

III. PROMINENT WORKS AND POETS
Chinese Poetry
1. Bai Juyi
2. Li Bai
3. Su Shi
Japanese Poetry
1. Matsuo Basho
2. Yosa Buson
3. Kimiko Hahn
4. Kobayashi Issa
Indian Poetry
1. Rabindranath Tagore
2. Sarojini Naidu
Philippine Poetry
1. Jose Corazon de Jesus
2. Gaspar Aquino de Belen
3. Cirilo F. Bautista
4. Francisco Balagtas
5. Jose Rizal

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COMPARISON AND CONTRAST

I. SIMILARITIES
1. Africa and China
2. Africa and Japan
3. Africa and India
4. Africa and Philippines

II. DIFFERENCES
1. Africa and China
2. Africa and Japan
3. Africa and India
4. Africa and Philippines
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