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  • 1. Sonnet 1 Jose Garcia Villa
  • 2. Sonnet 1
  • 3. Jose Garcia Villa
  • 4. Life • Filipino poet, literary critic, short story writer, and painter. • Awarded National Artist of the Philippines title for literature in 1973
  • 5. • Received Guggenheim Fellowship in creative writing • introduced the "reversed consonance rime scheme" in writing poetry thus he was known as the “Comma Poet”. • used the penname Doveglion
  • 6. • He uses Modernism and surrealism as literary movement.
  • 7. Style • Reversed consonance - "The last sounded consonants of the last syllable, or the last principal consonant of a word, are reversed for the corresponding rhyme.
  • 8. Example Word Rhyme Near Run Reign Rain Green
  • 9. Comma poems "The commas are an integral and essential part of the medium: regulating the poem's verbal density and time movement: enabling each word to attain a fuller tonal value, and the line movement to become more measures.”
  • 10. It’s a lyric poem! • A lyric poem is a comparatively short, non- narrative poem in which a single speaker presents a state of mind or an emotional state.
  • 11. Subcategories 1. Elegy 2. Ode 3. Sonnet 4. Dramatic monologue 5. Occasional poetry
  • 12. Sonnet • A sonnet is a poetic form which originated in Italy. • The term sonnet derives from the Italian word sonetto, meaning "little song“.
  • 13. Sonnet • It signified a poem of fourteen lines that follows a strict rhyme scheme and specific structure. • It was originally a love poem which dealt with the lover’s sufferings and hopes.
  • 14. Sonnet 1 Jose Garcia Villa
  • 15. First two lines • First, a poem must be magical, Then musical as a sea-gull.
  • 16. Following 2 lines… • It must be a brightness moving And hold secret a bird's flowering.
  • 17. "There is beauty that is never stationary in the poem. It gives grace with every rhyme. A poem must gradually change from the beginning into something more beautiful as the poem ends, like the blossoming of flowers.
  • 18. And so on… It must be slender as a bell, And it must hold fire as well.
  • 19. A poem is not to be written full of adjectives. A poem should have a spirit.
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  • 21. It must have the wisdom of bows And it must kneel like a rose.
  • 22. A good poem must show the right message a poet conveys.
  • 23. It must be able to hear The luminance of dove and deer.
  • 24. It must be able to hide What it seeks, like a bride.
  • 25. And over all I would like to hover God, smiling from the poem's cover.

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