Filipino literature was given a break during this period.
Writers wrote: Plays, Poem, Short Stories, etc.
Life in the province
- common topic and theme
FILIPINO POETRY DURING THIS PERIOD Themes for Poems: nationalism faith country religion arts love life in the barrios
3 Types of Poems HAIKU a poem of free verse that the Japanese liked. It was made up of 17 syllables divided into three lines. The first line had 5 syllables, the second 7 syllables and the third have 5. The HAIKU is allegorical in meaning, in short and covers a wide scope in meaning.
Examples: Haiku By Gonzalo K. Flores Dragonfly You’re pulling a saber The flowers shivered When you approached Tutubi
Hilamo’ytabak… Angbulaklak, nanginig! Sa paglapit mo. Anyaya
Ulilangdamo Sa tahimiknailog Halika, sinta. Invitation
Lonely grass By the quiet river Come, love
2. TANAGA like the HAIKU, is short but it had measure and rhyme. Each line had 7 syllables and is also allegorical in meaning. Examples: Tanaga ni Ildefonso Santos Palay Palaysiyangmatino Nang humangi’yyumuko, Ngunitmulingtumayo, Nagkabungangginto. Palay He’s a behave palay Who bowed when the wind blews But stood up again And bore gold.