Phillipine Literary Periods

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INTRODUCTON 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 language. DEFINITION OF LITERATURE The word literature is derived from the Latin term Litera which means letter. It has been defined by various writers. Because literature deals with ideas, thoughts and emotions of man, literature can be said to be the story of man. Man’s loves, griefs, thoughts, dreams, and aspirations coached…show more content…
The most popular was “Ang Mahal na Passion ni Jesu Cristong Panignoon Natin” by Aguino de Belen b. Senakulo – dramatization of the pasyon, it shows the passion and death of Christ 2. Secular (non-religious) Literature a. Awit - colorful tales of chivalry made for singing and chanting Example: Ibong Adarna b. Korido – metrical tale written in octosyllabic quatrains Example: Florante at Laura by Francisco Baltazar c. Prose Narratives – written to prescribe proper decorum i. Dialogo iii. ejemplo ii. Manual de Urbanidad iv. tratado Examples: Modesto de Castro's "Pagsusulatan ng Dalawang Binibini na si Urbana at si Feliza" and Joaquin Tuason's "Ang Bagong Robinson" (The New Robinson) in 1879 III. NATIONALISTIC / PROPAGANDA AND REVOLUTIONARY PERIOD (1864 – 1896) A. Characteristics 1. Planted seeds of nationalism in Filipinos 2. Language shifted from Spanish to Tagalog 3. Addressed the masses instead of the “intelligentsia” B. Literary Forms 1. Propaganda Literature - Reformatory in objective a. Political Essays – satires, editorials and news articles were written to attack and expose the evils of Spanish rule i. Diariong Tagalog – founded by Marcelo del Pilar ii. La Solidaridad – whose editor-in-chief is Graciano Lopez-Jaena b. Political Novels i. Noli Me Tangere and

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