Bihirang Magsulat Ang Kaligayahan (Poem Analysis)

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Bihirang Magsulat ang Kaligayahan

Poem Analysis

Bihirang Magsulat ang Kaligayahan

How do you define happiness?
Happiness is the state of the mind that makes you feel delighted, pleased or glad.

According to the poet, happiness is very difficult to write about. Why is this so? Do you agree with her? I agree with her that happiness is not easy to write about, unlike sadness that she is comparing with. I guess this is because happiness have always been thought to be the aim of human existence (Aristotle), and because of this, during the peak of our happiness, we are not easily able or it's not enough to just write and talk about how we really feel. Although we can always reflect about how we have felt, but that would be after the said peak.

Differentiate “too much happiness”and “too much sadness” according to the poet's perception. Do you agree with her perception? She is percieves that too much happines and too much sadness are two different things, and of course, I agree with that. Too much sadness, in contrast of too much happiness, commonly makes a person poetic. According to a quotation of Edgar Allan Poe, “If you wish to forget anything on the spot, make a note that this is to be remembered”, this explains why people write and become poetic when burdened too much, because when we express, it takes a load off of what we feel. And we probably like that way with the concept of happiness.

A. Explain the personifying images of happiness in these lines: “Nanganak ang kaligayahan,
dumaan at nagpatuloy,
Manaka-nakaý nagtatago,
sumabay sa aking paglakad,
At nakaupo na akoý patuloy pa ring nagbabantay.”

The imagery in those lines represents the adamant flowing of delightment within the person speaking.

B. What do this personifications reveal about the persona and concept of love and happiness?
It revealed her concept of about how love and happiness flows in our fate, how people change, and how we deal with it in different measures,...
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