The stages of that prehistory show how the early Filipinos grew in control over their environment. Through the researches and writings about Philippine history, much can be reliably inferred about precolonial Philippine literature from an analysis of collected oral lore of Filipinos whose ancestors were able to preserve their indigenous culture by living beyond the reach of Spanish colonial administrators.
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 flourished during the Spanish period nineteenth century and the first half of the twentieth century.
The literature of the Philippines covers a variety of genres, most notably poetry and metrical romances, prose, dramas, religious dramas, and secular dramas. For in literature you can discover how the people of a nation have reacted to the events around them.
In the stories, essays and poems contained in this volume, you will read the dreams, anxieties, joys and problems of the Filipino in the past seventy-five years.
By reading this development of Philippine Literature you will review what has happened to the Filipino since But literature offers much more than a mere personalized history. For an important quality of art is to share with others the intense realization of a human experience.
Through this sharing, you may recognize your own experiences. You may learn what you are or how you have become what you are.
You may even learn what you might be in the future. Philippine literature shows you how the Filipino differs from others. Yet in a sense the Filipino writer is linked with all the other writers of the world. For in explaining or questioning human experience, writers are never alone.
Philippine Literature in English is really a part of the literatures of the world.
A further quality of literature is that the expressions used should be memorable. The language should be clear and forceful so that the ideas strike the reader with almost the same force with which they struck the writer.
The early Filipino writers had difficulty in expressing themselves since English was a language new to them. The marvel is that they learned this language so quickly and with such facility.
Philippine literature in English reveals the spirit of the Filipino. Gradually this literature has learned to express the deepest of human experiences in words that create memorable images.
You may divide Philippine Literature in English into many types and numerous periods. But for our purposes, we shall consider three stages through which the literature has passed.
These stages might be called: Philippine literature is written in Spanish, English, Tagalog, and other native Philippine languages. The first provincial newspaper was El Eco de Viganwhich was issued in Ilocos.
Onthe Spanish government introduced a system of free public education that had an important effect on the ability of the population to read in Spanish and further in the rise of an educated class called the Ilustrado meaning, well-informed.
Spanish became the social language of urban places and the true lingua franca of the archipelago. A good number of Spanish newspapers were published until the end of the s, the most influential of them being El Renacimiento, printed in Manila by members of the Guerrero de Ermita family.Philippine Literature in Spanish Philippine literature in Spanish can be broadly categorized into three stages or phases.
The first phase was the time period when religious works as instructed by the colonial masters were spread throughout the land.
With the new requirement by the CHED of teaching of Philippine Literature in all tertiary schools in the country emphasizing the teaching of vernacular literature or literatures of the regions, the audience for Filipino writers is virtually assured.
The literature output was further stimulated by literary contest. The first of this contest was the one offered by the free press in the field of the short story. The short story has always been a favorite form in the Philippines; it is the form which has expressed more truly the temper and the nature of the people.
Of Philippine Literature in English and Time Frames It can be said that Philippine literature in English has achieved a stature that is, in a This is presented on a stage, is divided into acts and each act has many scenes.
Example:THIRTEEN PLAYS by Wilfredo M. Guerrero d. Legends. Philippine literature in English reveals the spirit of the Filipino. Gradually this literature has learned to express the deepest of human experiences in words that create memorable images.
You may divide Philippine Literature in English into many types and numerous periods. Dumaguete City, main campus, Negros Oriental, Philippines Teaching Eng which is Effective Speech, Eng 8 which is Effective speech and stage art, Philippine Literature , World Literature , Public speaking & Drama Director of the NORSU Dramatics guild from to the present.