Literature of the philippines

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  • 1. INTRODUCTION MA. ANGELA FAITH O. GALLARDO INSTRUCTOR
  • 2. •Literature (from Latin litterae (plural); letter) •is the art of written work •The word literature literally means "things made from letters"
  • 3.  Literature, besides from being an art form used for expression  preserves cultural ideals, customs, and morals  written word gives us a deeper context into the lives and livelihood of people distinct from ourselves  window into another person's or people's world,  literature also challenges the reader to profoundly ponder the art form itself  is so important because it's a glimpse of history it tells the story of the centuries before us
  • 4.  Myth- a traditional story in prose concerning details of gods and demigods and the creation of the world and its inhabitants. Examples: a. Visayan creation myth b. Tungkung Langit and Alunsina  Ethiological Legends- legends which explain how things came to be, why things are as they are. Examples: a. Legend of Mayon Volcano b. Legend of the Tagalog
  • 5.  Heroic Narrative or Epic- folk epics which narrate the adventures of tribal heroes which embody in themselves the ideals and values of the group. Examples: a. Lam-ang b. Ullalim c. Ibalon d. Indarapatra and Sulayman  Folk Tales- prose narrative regarded as  Animal Tale- a folktale using animals as characters  The Monkey and the Turtle  The Cow and the Carabao  Folk Speech- simplest form of oral literature  Riddles- description of object in terms intended to suggest something entirely different  Proverbs- short popular sayings that express effectively some commonplace truth or useful thought.
  • 6. Folk Songs- verses set into music by the members of the community. Ex. 1. Manang Biday 2. Dandansoy