• Nick Joaquin
    Philippine novelist, poet, playwright, and essayist writing in English, the National Artist for Literature. Joaquin is widely considered the best postwar author in his country. He has written largely about the Spanish colonial period and the diverse heritage of the Filipino people. Often he deals wi...
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  • Nick Joaquin
    Nick Joaquin was born in Paco on Calle Herran, as the the son of Leocadio Y. Joaquin, a lawyer and a colonel of the Philippine Revolution, and Salome Marquez, a schoolteacher. After three years of secondary education at the Mapa High School, Joaquin dropped out of school to work on Manila's waterfro...
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  • About Nick Joaquin
    About Nick Joaquin Nicomedes Marquez Joaquin (May 4, 1917–April 29, 2004) was a Filipino writer, historian and journalist, best known for his short stories and novels in the English language. He also wrote using the pen name Quijano de Manila. Joaquin was conferred the rank and title of Nationa...
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  • Summer Solstice by Nick Joaquin
    A high school drop-out turned National Artist. Certainly, a success of a person can never be measured by the number of college degrees one has completed, nor is it measured by simply getting that University diploma. How many prominent people have proved that to us? To name a few, we've got Bill Gat...
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  • Biography of Nick Joaquin
    BIOGRAPHY Nicomedes Márquez Joaquín, or Nick Joaquín was born in Paco District Paco, Manila. He dropped out of high school and did odd jobs on Manila's waterfront and elsewhere. He taught himself by reading widely at the National Library of the Philippines and the library of his father, Leocadio...
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  • Life of Nick Joaquin
    Nick Joaquin Early life and education Joaquín was born in Paco, Manila, one of ten children of Leocadio Joaquín, a colonel under General Emilio Aguinaldo in the 1896 Revolution, and Salome Márquez, a teacher of English and Spanish. After being read poems and stories by his mother, the boy Joa...
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  • Blake Poems
    Blake was an English poet who was born in 1757 and died in 1827. Blake was part of the Romantic Age. Although Blake was largely unrecognized as a poet during his lifetime, his work was bizarre for those times. His poetry was reverent to the Bible, but hostile to the Church of England. The fact that...
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  • Poems
    father death blues Hey Father Death, I'm flying home Hey poor man, you're all alone Hey old daddy, I know where I'm going Father Death, Don't cry any more Mama's there, underneath the floor Brother Death, please mind the store Old Aunty Death Don't hide your bones Old Uncle Death I hear...
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  • English poems and assignments
    The Two Mothers At whom is this poem aimed? To the sons that haven’t gone to war and the mothers. The first stanza is one of the mothers walking past another mother who is crying. The woman is asking if that the reason she is crying is because her son has died and says hers has died to....
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  • Comparing poems Analysis
     Comparing ‘In Paris With You’ and ‘Quickdraw’ Working in pairs, look carefully at each poem. What similarities and differences can you see in the language, style and tone of the two poems? Five points have been made for you – your task is to find quotations (evidence) from each...
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