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Sonnet 1


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Sonnet 1

  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.
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  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.