• Philits
    “nations.” 5) The classification of literature during Spanish period is religious prose and poetry and secular prose and poetry. 6) Religious lyrics during the Spanish period were included in early catechism and were used to teach Filipinos the Spanish language. Meditative verse is another form of...
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  • 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...
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  • Wala Lang
    Pre-Colonial Early Times - 1564          Filipinos often lose sight of the fact that the first period of the Philippine literary history is the longest. Certain events from the nation's history had forced lowland Filipinos to begin counting the years of history from 1521, the first time written records...
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  • Tagalog Literature: History and Tradition
    printing press was established in Manila. This gave way to the publication of the first book, Doctrina Cristiana in xylography in 1593, written in Spanish and Tagalog versions. The bible was first translated into Tagalog in Barlaan and Josaphat in 1708 and 1712. The life of Christ in epic tradition known...
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  • Literary Forms in Related Literature
    are able to know more and better judge information about our pre-colonial times set against a bulk of material about early Filipinos as recorded by Spanish, Chinese, Arabic and other chroniclers of the past.        Pre-colonial inhabitants of our islands showcase a rich past through their folk speeches...
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  • Spanish Era
     Philippine Literature in the Spanish Colonial Period The Spanish colonizers wanted to undermine the native oral tradition by substituting for it the story of the Passion of Christ. However, the native tradition survived and even flourished in areas inaccessible to the Spaniards. Also, the Spaniards...
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  • Philippine Lit
    figments of the imagination or events devoid of truth that have been written down, while history is made up of events that really happened.  The Pre-Spanish Period Long before the Spaniard and other foreigners landed on Philippine shores, our forefathers already had their own literature stamped in the history...
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  • Chapter 1 Philippine Lit.
    evolved side-by-side with the country’s history. Literature had started with fables and legends made by the ancient Filipinos long before the arrival of Spanish influence. The main themes of Philippine literature focus on the country’s pre-colonial cultural traditions and the socio-political histories of its...
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  • Philippine Literature
    "body of writings from a period or people" is first recorded 1812. b) Types: * An epic is a lengthy narrative poem, ordinarily concerning a serious subject containing details of heroic deeds and events significant to a culture or nation. * Lyric poetry is a form of poetry that expresses personal...
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  • Life and Times of Andres Bonifacio
    Andres Bonifacio simmered with rage and humiliation. The movement that he had created to oppose Spanish colonial rule inthe Philippines had just voted (likely in a rigged election) to make his rival Emilio Aguinaldo president in his stead. Bonifacio was given the lowly consolation prize of an appointment...
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  • 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...
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  • Draft
    SPANISH PERIOD (1565-1872) The First Books 1. Doctrina Cristiana - first book printed in the Philippines in 159; written by Fr. Juan de Placencia and Fr. Domingo Nieva in Tagalog and Spanish; contained Our Father, Hail Mary, Hail Holy Queen, the Ten Commandments of God, the Commandments of...
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  • Rizal and Other Heroes
    SUMMARY: RIZAL AND THE OTHER HEROES: José Rizal was a Filipino polymath, nationalist and the most prominent advocate for reforms in the Philippines during the Spanish colonial era and its eventual independence from Spain. He is considered a national hero and the anniversary of Rizal's death is commemorated...
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  • Philippine Literature
    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 a more...
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  • Echosei's Channel
    writing to more technical or scientific works, but the term is most commonly used to refer to works of the creative imagination, including works of poetry, drama, fiction, and nonfiction. Literature (from Latin litterae (plural); letter) is the art of written works, and is not bound to published sources...
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  • Literature
    The Spanish Period (1565- 1898)  Historical Background It is an accepted belief that the Spanish colonization of the Philippinesstarted in 1565 during the time of Miguel Lopez de Legazpi the first Spanish governor-general in the Philippines. Literature started to flourish during his time...
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  • Philippine Literature Part I
    discussion: 1. The Period of Re-orientation: 1898-1910 2. Period of Imitation: 1910-1925 3. Period of Self-Discovery: 1925-1941 4. Japanese Period: 1941-1945 5. The Rebirth of Freedom: 1946-1970 6. Period of Activism: 1970-1972 7. Period of the New Society: 1972-1981 ...
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  • Philippine Literature
        1.     The Period  of Re-orientation: 1898-1910     2.     Period of  Imitation: 1910-1925      3.     Period of  Self-Discovery: 1925-1941      4.     Japanese Period:  1941-1945     5.     The Rebirth  of Freedom: 1946-1970     6.     Period of  Activism: 1970-1972     7.     Period of  the New Society: 1972-1981 ...
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  • Philippine Literature
    The Period of Re-orientation: 1898-1910 Period of Imitation: 1910-1925 Period of Self-Discovery: 1925-1941 Japanese Period: 1941-1945 The Rebirth of Freedom: 1946-1970 Period of Activism: 1970-1972 Period of the New Society: 1972-1981 Period of the Third Republic: 1981-1985 Contemporary Period: 1986 ...
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  • Period of Enlightenment
    Chapter 4 : The Period of Enlightenment (1872-1898) Historical Background After 300 years of passivity under Spanish rule, the Filipino spirit reawakened when the 3 priests Gomez, Burgos and Zamora were guillotined without sufficient evidence of guilt. This occurred on the 17th of February. This...
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