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