"Philippine Literature During American Period" Essays and Research Papers

  • Philippine Literature During American Period

    AMERICAN PERIOD Philippines TheSpanish-Americanwar which startedin Cuba, changed the history of thePhilippines. On May 1, 1898, theAmericans led by U.S.Navy AdmiralGeorge Dewey, in participation of EmilioAguinaldo, attacked the Spanish Navy inManila Bay. Faced with defeat, thePhilippines was ceded to theUnited Statesby Spain in 1898 after a paymentof US$ 20 million to Spain in accordancewith the "Treaty of Paris" ending theSpanish-American War. U.S. colony Civil government was established...

    Education, English language, Manila 730  Words | 3  Pages

  • Philippine Literature

    ------------------------------------------------- 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 was difficult to trace the original author of the piece since oral literature did not focus on ownership or copyright, rather on the act of storytelling itself; -          Many oral pieces became lost in the wave of the new literary...

    Colonialism, Filipino people, Literature 1237  Words | 5  Pages

  • Philippine Literature During the Japanese Era

    Philippine Literature during the Japanese Era Background 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. Stevan Javellana's "Without Seeing the Dawn" (1947), the first postwar novel in English, was published in the United States. In 1946, the Barangay Writers Project was founded to help publish books in English...

    Elpidio Quirino, Filipino people, Filipino women writers 1270  Words | 4  Pages

  • Literature During The Early Period Footnote To Youth Summary

    Literature During the Early Period (1900-1930) The twentieth century ushered in the development of Filipino literature in English. Weeks after the capitulation of Manila, the U.S. Military Government was set up and, almost seven schools were re-opened as a necessary strategy to promote the pacification of the Philippines and the dissemination of common culture. English was first taught merely as a subject because the Spanish system of education then existing in the Philippines was allowed to continue...

    American literature, English studies, Filipino people 842  Words | 2  Pages

  • Philippines During Different Periods of Colonization

    Areas of contribution |Spanish Period |American Period |Japanese Period | | |Education |The education during this |The American introduces the public |To gain the sympathy of the | | |period is not that good. But |school system. And the American |Filipinos, the Japanese military | | |it has, and most of the...

    Emilio Aguinaldo, Filipino language, Filipino mestizo 1001  Words | 5  Pages

  • Philippine Literature

    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 with the Japanese for reasons such as politics, survival and opportunity. After the Pacific War ended, collaborators were given amnesty by President Manual Roxas. The amnesty was a result of the US...

    Ferdinand Marcos, Filipino language, Filipino people 1651  Words | 6  Pages

  • Characteristics of Philippine Literature

    CHARACTERISTICS OF PHILIPPINE LITERATURE Philippine literature is the literature associated with the Philippines and includes the legends of prehistory, and the colonial legacy of the Philippines. Most of the notable literature of the Philippines was written during the Spanish period and the first half of the 20th century in Spanish language. Philippine literature is written in Spanish, English, Tagalog, and/or other native Philippine languages. Philippine literature refers to all literature from the...

    English language, Filipino language, Languages of the Philippines 1061  Words | 4  Pages

  • Reflection in Philippine Literature

    first subject is “Philippine Literature in English (Phil. lit.)”, there was a lady entered in our classroom, I think she was also one of the students, but I'm wrong she is our teacher, because the teacher sit in desk and showed that she is our teacher in that subject, Ms. Marites Nillo was her name, "a simple woman but charming" I said to myself. Philippine literature refers to all literature from the Philippines, written in Spanish, English, Tagalog, and a variety of other Philippine languages. Philippine...

    Emilio Aguinaldo, Filipino language, Filipino people 991  Words | 3  Pages

  • Romantic Period in American Literature

    Romantic Period in American Literature Introduction The Romantic Movement, in literature initiated in Germany but rapidly extends to England, France, and outside, is reached United State near about year 1820, after some 20 years by publishing Lyrical Ballads, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth had modernized English poetry. In U.S. as in Europe, latest advanced vision surprise artistic and scholarly groups. Yet there was a significant dissimilarity: Romanticism in United State correspond...

    Edgar Allan Poe, John Keats, Mary Shelley 898  Words | 4  Pages

  • Philippine Literature

    LiteraturePhilippines Literature—Philippines 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 systems, religion, and political movements. An oral tradition continues to exist through epics, riddles, poems, and legends of the country's around sixty ethnolinguistic groups, reflecting a culture linked with...

    Colonialism, Filipino language, Literature 1923  Words | 7  Pages

  • Philippine Literature in the Enlightenment Period

    Our Theatrical Roots Pre-Spanish Period There was no proof that the ancient Filipinos has stage presentation during the pre-hispanic times. The ancient Filipinos have performances such as ritual rites and ceromonies which were tagged theatrical. The roots of the Philippine theater may be traced to early religious and social rituals of the natives. To this day, some of these traditional rites and ceremonies are still practiced by the ethnic tribes. Religious...

    Ceremony, Courtship, Drama 569  Words | 4  Pages

  • philippine literature

    tribal Filipinos, or among lowland Filipinos that have maintained their links with the culture of their non-Islamic or non-Christian ancestors According to scholar William Henry Scott , “there is a discrepancy between what is actually known about Philippine prehistory and what has been written about it” many chroniclers possessed biases towards early Filipinos andthese were reflected in their accounts/writings.  Folk tales, epics, poems and marathon chants existed in most ethnolinguistic groups...

    Colonialism, Culture, Fiction 1574  Words | 7  Pages

  • American Period

    American Period In Feb., 1899, Aguinaldo led a new revolt, this time against U.S. rule. Defeated on the battlefield, the Filipinos turned to guerrilla warfare, and their defeat became a mammoth project for the United States— Thus began the Philippine-American War, one that cost far more money and took far more lives than the Spanish-American War. Fighting broke out on February 4, 1899, after two American privates on patrol killed three Filipino soldiers in San Juan, Metro Manila. Some 126,000...

    Congress of the Philippines, Constitution of the Philippines, Filipino language 1477  Words | 5  Pages

  • Poetry and Philippine Literature

    LIVESmore... Panitikan: An Essay On Philippine Literature Philippine Literature started as a chant from tribes/ tribal chanting until the present time where in colonial days, the voices of the Filipinos against the Spaniards is voiced out through their native languages and through English (in verse and in prose). Development: riddles/ chanting/Through Voices/sound to written works such as verse and prose. - Indigenous Philippine Literature was born in the ethnic community -...

    Colonial history of the United States, Colonialism, Filipino people 1021  Words | 6  Pages

  • American Literature

    Native-American Literature, c.20,000B.C.E.-present Characteristics The literature is as diverse as the cultures that created it, but there are often common elements such as stories explaining creation or natural forces. Major Writers or Works Oral narratives: Myths; legends; songs; creation stories from groups such as the Zuni, Aztec, Navajo, Lakota, Seneca, Tlingit, Cherokee, Blackfoot, Cree, Inuit, and many more. Exploration Period, 1492-1607 Characteristics The first European writings...

    American literature, American novelists, Edgar Allan Poe 1252  Words | 6  Pages

  • Philippine Literature

    Philippine Literature PRE-SPANISH PERIOD Long before the Spaniards and other foreigners landed on Philippine shores, our fore fathers already had their own literature stamped in the history of our race. Whatever record our ancestors left were either burned by the Spanish friars in the belief that they were works of the devil or were written on materials easily perished, like the barks of trees, dried leaves and bamboo cylinders. Other records that remained showed folk songs that proved existence...

    Ferdinand Magellan, Filipino language, History of the Philippines 1612  Words | 7  Pages

  • SUMMARY OF THE PHILIPPINES LITERATURE D

    INTRODUCTION How the Spaniard influence Philippines literature. What are the changes made by the Spaniard to the Filipino tradition. How Spaniard change Filipinos life. Why did the Spanish friars burned down our ancestor records. What are the books printed during the Spaniard time SUMMARY OF PRE-SPANISH PERIOD The Pre Spanish Period The variety and abundance of Philippine literature evolved even before the colonial periods. Some parts of the Philippine literature are influenced by some Asian countries...

    Epic poetry, Fairy tale, Filipino language 1390  Words | 7  Pages

  • Japanese Period

    PHILIPPINE LITERATURE The Japanese Period (1941 – 1945) The Japanese occupation of the Philippines occurred between 1941 and 1945, when the Empire of Japan occupied the Commonwealth of the Philippines during World War II. The invasion of the Philippines started on December 8, 1941, ten hours after the attack on Pearl Harbor. As at Pearl Harbor, the American aircraft were severely damaged in the initial Japanese attack. Lacking air cover, the American Asiatic Fleet in the Philippines withdrew to...

    Emilio Aguinaldo, Filipino language, Filipino people 2220  Words | 7  Pages

  • american regime

    AMERICAN REGIME One can say that the major contribution brought to the Philippine literature under the American Regime (1898-1941) is the production of the Philippine Literature in English, which is divided into three different time frames : The Period of Re-Orientation (1898-1910); Imitation (1910-1925); and Self-Discovery (1925). The Philippine Literature in English saw it’s dawn with the introduction of free public instruction and the use of English as a Lingua Franca in all levels of education...

    Emilio Aguinaldo, Manila, Metro Manila 605  Words | 3  Pages

  • Literature: Philippine Drama Philippine

    PATHFINDER ON PHILIPPINE LITERATURE Scope Note: “Philippine Literature is a diverse and rich group of works that has evolved side by side with the country’s history. Literature has started with fables and legends made by the ancient Filipinos long before the arrival of the Spanish influence. The main themes of Philippine literature focus on the country’s pre-colonial cultural traditions and the sociopolitical histories of its colonial and contemporary traditions.” (Quoted from: http://www.wikipilipinas...

    Emilio Aguinaldo, Filipino language, Filipino people 1289  Words | 4  Pages

  • Philippine Literature

    Bikol literature Cebuano literature Children’s literature, Philippine Children’s stories, Philippine (English) College student’s writings, Philippines Epic poetry, Philippine Folk literature, Philippine Folk poetry, Philippine Gaddang literature Gay’s writings, Philippine (English) Hiligaynon literature Horror tales, Philippine (English) Humorous stories, Philippine (English) Iloko literature ...

    Emilio Aguinaldo, Filipino language, Filipino people 861  Words | 4  Pages

  • Philippines and Short Stories

    Period of Enlightenment 1. Kataas-taasang, Kagalang-galangang Katipunan ng mga anak ng Bayan or also known as KKK was established. 2. Filipinos were awakened to fight for freedom of speech, of the press, assembly and for redress of grievances. 3. Filipinos have shown their plea against Spaniards through literature. 4. The period where they aim to get equal treatment for Filipinos and the Spaniards order the law. 5. Three principal leaders of the propaganda movement became popular...

    Emilio Aguinaldo, Filipino language, Katipunan 795  Words | 3  Pages

  • Spanish Colonial Period To Philippine Revolution

    SPANISH COLONIAL PERIOD TO PHILIPPINE REVOLUTION Aims of Spanish Colonization • God – propagation of Catholic Christianity • Gold – desire for economic wealth • Glory – to be the greatest empire in the world THE SPANISH COLONIAL SYSTEM Spain Retains the Philippines Despite Economic Loss • As a colony, the Philippines was a financial burden to the Spanish treasury. The Philippines as Crown Colony • In the sense that she belonged to the Spanish King. THE SPANISH COLONIAL SYSTEM The Council...

    Colonialism, Filipino language, Filipino people 744  Words | 21  Pages

  • Literature: a Tool for Philippine Liberation

    INTRODUCTION Literature reflects the culture of a nation. It can serve as a tool to express a feeling and emotion. Remember during the Spanish regime, Rizal exploited the functions of literature. His two novels, Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo contained a lot of subversive themes that sparked the revolution and consequently the victory over the Spaniards. Literature is deeply rooted in the culture of a nation. Stories and poems reflect the local color of its origin. The poem "Stopping by...

    Andrés Bonifacio, Emilio Aguinaldo, José Rizal 1687  Words | 5  Pages

  • The American Era

    The American Era Historical Background * The Filipino revolutionists won against the Spaniards who colonized us for more than 300 years. * The Fil-American war resulted in the defeat of Gen. Miguel Malvar in 1903. * The American Rule was influenced by two factors: 1.) EDUCATION- many were given a chance to study and English was used as the medium of instruction. 2.) WRITERS- went through stages of development to acquire enough proficiency in the new language ...

    Filipino women writers, Filipino writers, Florante at Laura 1289  Words | 6  Pages

  • Philippine Literature: Socio-Historical Background

    Historically, Philippine Literature in English began with the coming of the Americans in 1898. The Filipinos learned another foreign language and were introduced to another alien culture. Used to the “leisurely tempo and ornate phraseology of the Castilian speech”, they had to adapt to a new language that was more or less direct and less florid. Spanish continued to dominate the circle of the elite but in the 30’s, it began to give way to English. At the same time, the vernacular languages continued...

    Culture, Education, Filipino language 744  Words | 3  Pages

  • Phil .Literature

    Philippine literary production during the American Period in the Philippines was spurred by two significant developments in education and culture. One is the introduction of free public instruction for all children of school age and two, the use of English as medium of instruction in all levels of education in public schools.  Free public education made knowledge and information accessible to a greater number of Filipinos. Those who availed of this education through college were able to improve...

    English language, Filipino women writers, Filipino writers 2388  Words | 6  Pages

  • American Regime

     (2) The Period of Imitation (1910-1924) By 1919, the UP College Folio published the literary compositions of the first Filipino writers in English. They were the pioneers in short story writing.  They were then groping their way into imitating American and British models which resulted in a stilted, artificial and unnatural style, lacking vitality and spontaneity. Their models included Longfellow and Hawthorne, Emerson and Thoreau, Wordsworth and Tennyson, Thackeray and Macaulay, Longfellow...

    Filipino writers, Literature, Lope K. Santos 1760  Words | 4  Pages

  • Japanese Period

    iodThe Japanese period Historical background 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. Except 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 experienced renewed attention because writers in English turned to writing in...

    Emilio Aguinaldo, Filipino women writers, Palanca Awards 1982  Words | 7  Pages

  • System of Government in the Philippines During..

    SPANISH PERIOD During the Spanish colonization in the Philippines, the government was composed of two branches, the executive and the judicial. There was no legislative branch on that time since the laws of the islands were coming from Spain. The only laws created in the Philippines are those who were ordered by the Governor General. The government on that time was lead by the Governor General. He was considered as the representative of Spain and the King himself. He is the highest officer in...

    Elpidio Quirino, Luzon, Manila 2220  Words | 6  Pages

  • American Contibution to the Philippines

    Contribution of American to the Philippines 1. Independence - America helped the Philippines to eliminate the Spaniards in the country thus helping the Filipinos to end the suffering from the Spanish reign. This was the first step of the country to stand on their own and start a new beginning.  2. Government -we adapted and patterned some of our constitution with the Americans'.  3 Sports - Filipino favourite sport had been basketball, and other foreign sports instead of the national sports which...

    Colonialism, Filipino people, Philippines 1221  Words | 5  Pages

  • Cebu Literature

    Cebuano literature refers to the literary works written in Cebuano, a language widely spoken in the southern Philippines. The term is most often extended to cover the oral literary forms in both indigenous and colonial Philippines. While the majority of Cebuano writers are from the Visayas and Mindanao region, the most recognized Filipino literary outlet for them, including the Bisaya Magasin, is based in Makati city in Manila, while there is also a lively Cebuano community of writers in the language...

    Cebuano literature, Literature, Luzon 1949  Words | 5  Pages

  • The Evolution of Philippine Literature

    Though relatively young compared to other world literatures, Philippine literature has come a long way in evolving from the early forms of folklore literature to the contemporary literature we know today. The changing times and the cultural influences brought about by both the foreign and local people have shaped the fate of Philippine literature. On the earliest times before the Spanish colonization, myths, legends, and tales were the forms of literature at hand. These reflected the indigenous culture...

    Andrés Bonifacio, Colonialism, José Rizal 807  Words | 3  Pages

  • Literature: Spanish Language

    Prof. Alinsunod PHILIPPINE LITERATURE Philippine literature is the literature associated with the Philippines and includes the legends of prehistory, and the colonial legacy of the Philippines. Most of the notable literature of the Philippines was written during the Spanish period and the first half of the 20th century in Spanish language. Philippine literature is written inSpanish, English, Tagalog, and/or other native Philippine languages. ------------------------------------------------- ...

    English language, Literature, Manila 924  Words | 3  Pages

  • An Essay on the Effectiveness of the Americans During the Revolutionary War

    An essay on the effectiveness of the Americans during the Revolutionary war I. INTRODUCTION The United States’ policy was to govern the Philippine Archipelago for the common welfare of the Filipino people and to train the Filipinos for self-governance. The United States was hoping that the Filipino people would be capable of independence someday. President Mckinley assure that the Philippines are theirs, and so it should not be exploited, rather to develop, to civilize, to educative and...

    English language, Filipino people, Philippines 1055  Words | 3  Pages

  • English & American Literature an Overview

    English & American Literature: An Overview Alfred Renz Dorego. Jacob Jr I ENGMA6 (English and American Literature), BSEd3A Ms. Kris Crismundo October 15, 2012 CHAPTER I – INTRODUCTION A. INTRODUCTORY PARAGRAPHS Literature is said to be one of the passages of emotions and feelings to the environment – an expression of thoughts, opinions and the things they want to aspire and change and to all things a person is sensing. It is also a way to make a passive way of expression...

    Anglo-Saxons, British Isles, England 1082  Words | 4  Pages

  • An Overview of the American Literary Periods

    PREPARED ON : An Overview of the American Literary Periods Submited by : YAHIAOUI HAMDOUD ALANE Academic Year: 2012 / 2013 Early American Fiction (1492-1789)  Literature is told through the oral tradition.  Works largely consist of origin myths, legends, chants, and other stories.  Spiritual forces show up in water, land, animals, etc. which shows a major theme in Native American literature…reverence for nature.  The next period goes from the people that were already...

    American literature, Edgar Allan Poe, Henry David Thoreau 1395  Words | 5  Pages

  • American Regime - Philippine Literature

    AMERICAN PERIOD (1898-1941) Historical Background June 12, 1898-Independence day Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo-the first president of the Philippine Republic Fil-American was resulted in the defeat of Gen. Miguel Malvar in 1903 The Peace Movements started a early as 1900 3 Popular Newspapers 1. EL NUEVO DIA (The New Day) – Sergio Osmeña 2. EL GRITO DEL PUEBLO (The Call of the Nation) – Pascual Poblete 3. EL RENACIMIENTO (The Rebirth) – Rafael Palma PLAYS: 1. KAHAPON, NGAYON AT BUKAS – Aurelio...

    Filipino writers, Florante at Laura, Manila 1176  Words | 3  Pages

  • Literary Period

    Literary Period American Period 1898 - 1945   Philippine literature during the American rule was influenced by two factors, first of which is, education. With the Americans providing free education, many were given the chance to study and English was used as the language of instruction. Unlike the Spanish, the foreigners were willing to teach their language to the Filipinos. Free education served as the stepping stone for others to improve their social status. Early literary works in...

    Fiction, Filipino women writers, Filipino writers 968  Words | 3  Pages

  • American Blunder in the Philippines

    HIST102 : Week 3 – Assignment: American Blunder in the Philippines May 27, 2012 Kier O'Neil Student American Public University On May 1, 1898 Commodore (later Admiral) Dewey guided his naval attack squadron into Manila Bay and quickly and decisively defeated the Spanish fleet. Not a single Spanish ship survived and not a single American life was lost. Simultaneously the Spanish were being attacked by land on all sides by native Filipino insurgents. With no hope of reinforcements or re-supply...

    Emilio Aguinaldo, Filipino people, Manila 1781  Words | 5  Pages

  • PHILIPPINE LITERATURE

    PHILIPPINE LITERATURE (MIDTERM) 1. AWIT is a form of Filipino poetry. Its literal translation into English is "song," although in the context of poetry, it is closer to the narrative. Ang awit ay isang uri ng tulang pasalaysay na binubuo ng tig-aapat na taludtod ang bawat saknong, na ang bawat taludtod ay may lalabindalawahing pantig, at ang tradisyonal na dulong tugma ay isahan (aaaa, bbbb, cccc, at iba pa). Karaniwang paksa ng awit ang pakikipagsapalaran ng bayani, ngunit ang iba'y tumatalakay...

    Andrés Bonifacio, José Rizal, Katipunan 1547  Words | 4  Pages

  • A Touch of Philippine Literature.. Baby Thesis, Chapter One

    INSPIRATION OF THE PHILIPPINE LITERATURE BEFORE AND TODAY A Brief Research Presented to: Mr. Stephen Tracy E. Tabamo English Teacher In Partial Fulfillment in the Subject Requirements for English III Presented by: Monica Mae I. Valdez III-Hope Date Submitted: 3/10/2012 CHAPTER I: THE PROBLEM AND ITS BACKGROUND Introduction: The differences of before and today were like a child’s growing status, ready to fall and develop itself to rise up. The Philippine literature has started with...

    English language, Filipino language, Filipino people 1347  Words | 5  Pages

  • PERIOD

    PERIOD FEATURES REMARKABLE CHANGES PRE-SPANISH PERIOD Do not have an organized system of education as we have now. They followed their code of laws “the Code of Kalantiao and Maragtas. Ideas and facts were acquired through suggestion, observation, example and imitation. The youngsters learned by experienced and the learned more in occupational. The inhabitants were civilized people, possessing their system of writing, laws and moral standards in a well-organized system of government...

    College, Curriculum, Education 573  Words | 4  Pages

  • Development of Philippine Literature

    Pre-Spanish Period *with existence of schools called BOTHOAN (in Panay); teachers were priests, priestesses, judges; materials – documents, manuscripts, book of ritual and magic, genealogies, calendars, impt. Laws and records of notable events *Literary forms: sayings, lyrics, legends, epics, proverbs, riddles, ritualistic utterances (on simple life experiences) *Sample epics: Hinilawod (Panay) Hudhud and Alim (Ifugao) Darangen (Maranaw) *Characteristics of literary works:...

    Fiction, Filipino women writers, Filipino writers 1148  Words | 7  Pages

  • American Literature in the 19th Century

    Walt Whitman, to present times, American society and its values differed quite a bit from American society and its values today. As these values have changed, so have the opportunities that present themselves within society, such as the ability to write about certain issues or topics. This means that the topics of literature have changed drastically along with the times as well. Much of the time, these issues and topics covered in pieces of American Literature are controversial: slavery, racism...

    American culture, American literature, Native Americans in the United States 1653  Words | 5  Pages

  • Philippine Literature

    Philippine Literature How My Brother Leon Brought A Wife Submitted by: Ishmael E. Evangelista Submitted to: Score: _______ Content I. Title II. Author III. Setting IV. Characters a. Plot b. Exposition c. Complication d. Climax e. Denouement f. Resolution V. Reaction I. Title How my Brother Leon brought a Wife In the story, Leon arrived with his wife, Maria in the rural meeting Leon's brother, Baldo for the first time. They took a surprising route home for Leon, but it was meant as...

    Bauang, La Union, Fiction, High school 898  Words | 7  Pages

  • Early American Literature

    Early American literature has a large and diverse style that reflects beliefs and traditions that come from the nation’s frontier days. The pioneer ideals of self reliance and “independence” appear in many American writings (Columbus 23). Several American writers have always had a strong tendency to break literary traditions, and invent their own. Through literary analysis, the audience is able to trace the dominant themes of opportunity and religion that contribute to American values in literature...

    American Revolution, Benjamin Franklin, Deism 930  Words | 3  Pages

  • African American Literature

     African American Literature Kyle Lysher ENG/301 05/04/2015 Julie Kares African American Literature While the cultural identity of any one race cannot be summed up by a review of their literature, African American culture is perhaps the most well rounded in terms of presentation of a cultural identity. While other cultures have been celebrated for their accomplishments in literature, African American literature endured years of hardship before being accepted by the general public. The themes...

    African American, African American Vernacular English, American Civil War 1171  Words | 6  Pages

  • Essays on Literature

    affects in the past and present literary production? Literature is a mirror by which societal condition is reflected. This means that literary reproduction is often determined by the events that affect the lives of the people or the writer himself. For instance, if we are going to trace the evolution of Philippine Literature, we will be able to conjure up the ghost of the vanished centuries long before the coming of the Spaniards. During this period, literary production attained slow growth. We can...

    José Rizal, Katipunan, Literature 1576  Words | 5  Pages

  • Contribution of Emily Dickinson in American Literature

    Contribution of Emily Dickinson in American Literature It is said that maturation of American letters first took place during the era of American Romanticism, which is also called the American Renaissance era. As stated by Woodlief, during this era, “excitement over human possibilities, and a high regard for individual ego.” It was the time when the natural goodness of man was the primary belief of American people. They were of the notions that natural goodness comes in natural environment and...

    Emily Dickinson, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Moby-Dick 833  Words | 3  Pages

  • African American Literature

    African-American Influence on American literature African American literature can be summarized as the writings of authors from African descent. In the United States, African descendents have had very different experiences from each others depending on where they lived. In the southern states of the United States, Blacks have been really oppressed until the Civil War, with the big part being illiterate well into the end of 1800. In the northern states ,Blacks had a considerable greater freedom...

    African American, African diaspora, Afro-Latin American 2030  Words | 6  Pages

  • Literary Forms in Related Literature

     The Literary Forms in Philippine Literature by: Christine F. Godinez-Ortega        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.                 The average Filipino's unfamiliarity with his indigenous literature was largely due to what has been impressed upon...

    Emilio Aguinaldo, Filipino language, Filipino people 2486  Words | 7  Pages

  • american literature

    one of his finest. The Portrait of a Lady is the story of a spirited young American woman, Isabel Archer, who "affronts her destiny" and finds it overwhelming. She inherits a large amount of money and subsequently becomes the victim of Machiavellian scheming by two American expatriates. Like many of James's novels, it is set in Europe, mostly England and Italy. Generally regarded as the masterpiece of James's early period, this novel reflects James's continuing interest in the differences between...

    Alice James, American literature, Expatriate 2360  Words | 7  Pages

  • Philippine Literature

    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 traced in our folk stories, old plays and short stories. Our ancient ancestors also had their own alphabet which was different from that brought by the Spaniards. The first alphabet used by our ancestors was similar to...

    Folklore, Moon, Sun 2302  Words | 7  Pages

  • Themes in Early American Literature

    Themes of Early American Literature Early American literature does a tremendous job of revealing the exact conditions and challenges that were faced by the explorers and later by the colonists of the New World. From early shipwrecks to the later years of small colonies barely surviving through dreadful winters, the literary works of the time period focus on some very recognizable themes. The theme of any given work – being simply the unifying subject or idea – is a very important element of any...

    American literature, Christopher Columbus, Literature 1578  Words | 5  Pages

  • Philippine History

    PHILIPPINE HISTORY CHAPTER 6 - THE BIRTH OF A NATION * WHAT IS THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE PROCLAMATION OF THE PHILIPPINE INDEPENDENCE IN 1898? The significance of the proclamation of the Philippine independence is that the Philippines is finally free from the 333 years rule of the Spaniards. As we all know, the Spaniards colonized the country for the longest time. The Filipino people definitely wanted to be freed for the Spaniards and eventually their sense of nationalism has finally awakened...

    Empire of Japan, History of the Philippines, Imperial Japanese Navy 2189  Words | 7  Pages

  • Theme of Isolation in American Literature

    THEME OF ISOLATION IN AMERICAN LITERATURE--COLLECTED ESSAYS AND NOTES ; TONI MORRISON Toni Morrison and bell hooks Represent Blacks in American Literature Two widely known and influential authors, bell hooks and Toni Morrison, share similar beliefs and themes with regards to the black community. One theme in particular that the two writers emphasize is the representation of blacks in American literature today. hooks feels that African Americans are misrepresented, where Morrison believes...

    Black people, Slavery, White people 2654  Words | 7  Pages

  • History of Philippines

    The history of the Philippines is believed to have begun with the arrival of the first humans using rafts or primitive boats, at least 67,000 years ago as the 2007 discovery of Callao Man showed.[1] The first recorded visit from the West is the arrival of Ferdinand Magellan, who sighted the island of Samar Island on March 16, 1521 and landed on Homonhon Island (now part of Guiuan, Eastern Samar province) the next day. Homonhon Island is southeast of Samar Island.[2] Before Magellan arrived, Negrito...

    Eastern Visayas, Ferdinand Magellan, Ferdinand Marcos 1055  Words | 3  Pages

  • Periods of English Literature

    centuries of literature have depicted a variety of mentalities and lifestyles. . Centuries could pass, and not many changes could be easily perceived by the common man, as those changes came gradually. Yet those changes can be readily discerned when looking at England as a whole, not looking at parts of history individually. The alterations of life, when looked at from a certain literary viewpoint, can be explained when one looks at the different periods in English literature, seeing the depictions...

    Anglo-Saxons, England, John Keats 1515  Words | 4  Pages

  • American Literature

    unkind to Mason when he describes Jefferson’s achievement with the Declaration as “making literature of Mason’s somewhat desultory laundry list,” but he has a point. In Jefferson’s hands the rhythm and building pressure to the revelation of its three central human rights elevate the political necessities to heroic ideals. In fact the Declaration proved so stirring that Washington ordered it read to the American troops. Stephen E Lucas, in his essay “The Stylistic Artistry of the Declaration of Independence”(3)...

    Human rights, Library of Congress, Natural and legal rights 1664  Words | 6  Pages

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