Gemino Abad
Poetry: The root and crown of languages

Sublime experience
Poetry causes as a

Intense emotion
Poetry is the outpour of

Oral Tradition
Story telling/ song and chant

Written Tradition
Baybayin is an example of

Awit bugtong salawikain epiko
Filipino Poetic Forms

Many forms of multiple purposes

Filipino riddle

Filipino proverbs/beliefs

Long episodic chanted poem

Period of altered traditions

Period where educational system was established

Free verse and new criticism/ freedom of expression

Writers could not earn a living, not yet mastered english, are culturally confused due to colonization
Fr. Miguel A. Bernad, S.J.: “Philippine Literature was perpetually inchoate because:

Romantic Spirit, Formalist and Poststructuralist Period
3 Strains of PH poetry

Romantic Spirit
Apprenticeship stage

Romantic Spirit
Struggle with both language and subject

Formalist Period
Learning stage

Formalist Tradition
1.The achievement of poetic distance and control over language and subject.
2.Organic unity, emotional control, metaphor, irony, and ambiguity
3.Establishment of individual poetic voice.

Poststructuralist Period
has a better grasp of the English language and a greater sense of the poem as an art.

Poststructuralist Period
Filipinos are comfortable to express themselves in English

Merlie Alunan
The Haiyan Dead

A word phrase or image used in a different way

Remembering and re-membering
Poem is a tool for

Aka subject

Close reading
Careful sustained interpretation of a passage or text

Literal and figurative
Two ways to interpret a poem

Lack of punctuation

Kristian Sendon Kordero
Mayon by

A game creating witty versified extemporaneous toast during a round of drinking

To see ordinary things with fresh eyes

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