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Topics: Japanese literature, History of Japan, Novel Pages: 11 (3690 words) Published: October 11, 2012
Quezon City Polytechnic University
673 Quirino Highway, San Bartolome, Novaliches, Quezon City

The difference between Japanese period and the rebirth of freedom

A term paper submitted to :
Mr. Abraham Culong
Language Department , Quezon City Polytechnic University
A partial fullfilment of recomendation for the subject of Philippine Literature

Submitted By :
Crisostomo , Riza Maye C.
BSIE – 2C

CHAPTER I
A.Historical Background

In the japanese Period was between 1941-1945 , Philippine Literature was interrupted in its development when the philippines was again conquered by another foreign country , Japan. Philippine literature in English came to a halt. Exept for the Tribune and the Philippine Review, almost all newspapers in english were stopped by the japanese. This had an advantageous effect on filipino literature,which experience renewed attention becanse writers in english turned to writing in Filipino. Juan Laya,who used to write in english turned to filipino because of the strict prohibitions of the japanese regarding any writing in english. This weekly Liwayway was placed under strict surveillance until it was managed by a japanese named Ishiwara. In other words, Filipino literature was given a break during this period. Many wrote plays,poems,shorts stories,etc. Topics and theme were often about life in the provinces.

But in the rebirth of freedom is american’s retured in 1945. Filipino’s rejoiced and guerrillas who fled to the mountains joined the liberating American army. On July 4, 1946, the philippines regained its freedom and the filipino flag waved joyousoly alone. The chains were broken.

Table of Contents
CHAPTER I
A.Historical Background .......................................................................................................1 B.Definition of Terms ......................................................................................................2 C.Importance of study ......................................................................................................3

CHAPTER II
A.Literature
....................................................................................................4 B.State of the Short Story
.................................................................................................5 C.Characteristic
................................................................................................6

CHAPTER III
A.Conclusion
...............................................................................................

B.Definition of Terms.
HAIKU - A poem of free verse that the japanese liked. It was made up of 17 syllables divided into three lines. The first line had 5 syllables, the second, 7 syllables and the third, five. The haiku is allegorical in meaning, is short and covers a wide scope in meaning. TANAGA – like the HAIKU is short but it had measure and rhyme. Each line had 17 syllables and is also allegorical in meaning. KARANIWANG ANYO (Usual Form) – Like those mentioned earlier in the beginning and is also allegorical in meaning. The Voice of the veteran – a compilation of the best works of some Ex-USAFFE men like Amante Bigoria , Roman de la cruz , Ramon De Jesus and J.F Rodriguez. Twilight In Tokyo and Passion and Death of the Usaffe by Leon Ma. Guerro For freedom and democracy by S.P Lopez

Seven Hills Away By NVM Gonzales

C . Importance of study
Importance of study about japanese period is during this time is Because of the strict prohibitions imposed b the Japanese in the writing and publishing of works in English, Philippine literature in English experienced a dark period. The few who dared to write did so for their bread and butter or for propaganda. Writings that came outduring this period were journalistic in nature. Writers felt suppressed but slowly, the spirit of nationalism started...
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