Philippine literature, written in Filipino, English, Spanish, and Philippine languages (e.g., Cebuan, Ilocano, Tagalog,
Hiligaynon, Pampangan, Hanunuo-Mangyan, and Bontok), has been influenced by colonization, economic and social
ET me begin by telling you about my background and what I did to learn about Philippine literature. This will give you an idea of how my impressions may have come about.
I started writing fiction about four years ago. Prior to that, I had read very few short stories, and only a handful of them we
JUAN OSONG (Bicol Literature – Folktale)
The mayor of the town where Juan Osong lived once ordered the town crier to announce a new ordinance that no one should be found walking in the street by ten o’clock at night. But as Juan was still in the street by ten o’clock, he crawled. He was seen
1. Literature is the art of written works, and is not bound to published sources. The word literature means "acquaintance with letters”. The two most basic written literary categories include fiction and non fiction.
a) Etymology- late 14c., from L. lit(t)eratura "learning, writ
Part I – The Historical Background of
Introduction to the Study of Literature
Definition of Literature:
The word literature is derived from the Latin term litera which means letter. It has been defined differently
Sonnet to a Pilgrim SoulBy Santiago B. VillafaniaWhen the sun gilds the sky in the morning And deep darkness makes a noble retreat O hear the music in the air fleeting For you can never recapture the beatWhen the morning spreads her warm golden wings And the sapphire sky is wordlessly deep Look yond
The Boy Called Juan Pusong
(Ang Bata Nga Si Juan Pusong)
Once there was a boy whose name was Juan Pusong. He was very mischievous.
One day he went to the fields to see the cows of the King. He thought of playing a prank on the King. He cut the tails of several cows and then
Part I – The Historical Background of Philippine Literature
Chapter 1 Introduction to the Study of Literature
Definition of Literature: The word literature is derived from the Latin term litera which means letter. It has been defined differently by various writers
Philippine Literature during the Japanese Era
During the Japanese Occupation, when Tagalog was favored by the Japanese military authority, writing in English was consigned to limbo. It picked up after the war, however, with a fervor and drive for excellence that continue to this day. St
GENERAL TYPES OF LITERATURE
Literature can generally be divided into two types: prose and poetry. Prose consists of those written within the common flow of conversation in sentences and paragraphs, while poetry refers to those expressions in verse, with measure and rhyme, line and stanza and has
Comprises oral lore identifiably pre-colonial in provenance and works that circulate within contemporary communities of tribal Filipinos, or among lowland Filipinos that have maintained their links with the culture of their non-Islamic or non-Christian ancestors
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The diversity and richness of Philippine literature evolved side by side with the country's history. This can best be appreciated in the context of the country's pre-colonial cultural traditions and the socio-political histories of its colonial and contemporary traditions.
During the Comm
A Brief History of Philippine Literature in English
I. Pre-Colonial Period
- Consisted of early Filipino literature passed down orally; oral pieces have a communal authorship – it wa
Josevee Sapphire C. Dagdag
By H.O. Santos
The story took place in America and it seems the time frame is in the year where cellular phones and other high tech gadgets are not yet in fashion; more likely in the time of 80s to 90s.
Critical Analysis of Philippine Literature
Geyluv (1991): Honorio Bartolome De Dios
Geyluv is a story about two men with a different sexual orientation. Benjie, a gay man falls in love with his close straight friend mike. Benjie confessed his love for mike then follows a flashback on how they me
PRE-SPANISH PERIOD HISTORICAL BACKGROUND
Long time before the Spaniards and other foreigners landed onPhilippine shores, our forefathers already had their own literature stamped in the history of our race. Our ancient literature shows our customs and traditions in everyday life as tra
Literature Under the Republic (1946-1985)
The Japanese occupation leaves the Philippine economy in ruins and it seemed that massive foreign aid could rebuild it. With the life of the Filipinos hanging in the balance because of hunger, insecurity and terror. Many Filipinos resorted to collaborating
As we have learned in Philippine history, apart from superior arms to subdue the true revolutionaries who waged a continuing war against colonial rule, the Americans used education, propagated the English language and lifestyle. In effect, this changed the milieu of literary production as the Englis