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Literature Chapter 1- Introduction to the Study of Philippine Literature Literature is a term used to describe written or spoken material.
Broadly speaking, "literature" is used to describe anything from creative 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.
Philippine literature had evolved much before colonization. It is full of legends and tales of colonial legacy. Mexican and Spanish dominance over the land and the people, over varying periods of time, witnessed the incorporation of English, Spanish, Filipino and native languages, to express ideology and opinion.
Literature in the Philippines developed much later than in most other countries. Evidence reveals the use of a script called Baybayin that flourished in Baybayin was used to write about legends, in Luzon, during Spaniard domination.
The people of Manila and native groups within the Philippines used to write on bamboo and the arecaceae palm. They used knives for inscribing the ancient Tagalog script. The literature thus preserved was limited to the seventeen basic symbols of the language.
With just three vowels and consonantal symbols that had predetermined, inherent sound, the literature handed down was in a 'raw' state and needed to be developed.
The Tagalog language script that was used initially to preserve and hand down literature, was limited to a diacritical mark or 'kudlit' that further modified pronunciation and writing. The dot, line or arrow head was either placed above or below the symbol.
The literature thus preserved has played a very important role in the public schooling arena and the rise of the educated class. The cultural elite penned a number of historical documents. Literature in the Philippines also includes various national anthems, revolutionary propaganda and nationalist articles.
Most of the literature of the land was initially in the Spanish language and the contributions were profound writings by Marcelo H. Del Pilar and Claro M.
Recto, among a host of others. Literature in the Philippines was developed and preserved by native Filipino intellectuals. Writers such as Castrillo, Fernandez, Rivera, Licsi and Estrada also spent a major part of their lives in the documentation of 'by-word-of-mouth' hand-downs.
Many of the world's best short stories are native to the Philippines.Philippine literature in english wikipedia, philippine literature in english has its roots in the efforts of the united states, then engaged in a war with filipino nationalist forces at the end of the 19th century by , public education was institutionalized.
Chris David F. Lao‘s Notes June 8, On Philippine literature: 1. Through scholarly studies, ―much can be reliably inferred about pre-colonial Philippine. Does the history of South East Asia intrigue you?
How about the history of the Philippines? With a history interconnected with colonialism, the Second World War and communism, the history of the Philippines is captivating. Philippine is a country rich in diversity and language heritage. Even before Spanish colonization, its literature had evolved tremendously.
Some of the notable literatures are a general reflection of the influence exerted by Spaniards during the colonization of Philippine.5/5(1). Spanish Period in Philippine Literature coincides with the Spanish colonization of our country.
Upon the establishment of the first Spanish settlement in the Philippines in , the Spaniards imposed on the Filipino the Spanish monarchy and the Roman Catholic Religion. The history of the Philippines is believed to have begun with the arrival of the first humans using rafts or boats at least 67, years ago as the discovery of Callao Man suggested.
Negrito groups first inhabited the isles.