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  • where does verses originated?
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  • @jayrold_madarang Common sense, because its Philippine Literature and its from the Philippines. Why can you make better Japanese, American, Spanish Literature even you not from there? no!.
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  • Very informative. We should love our own literature even more. Foreign nations don't have these. Kakaiba talaga ang Pinoy.
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    Pre colonial philippine literature Pre colonial philippine literature Presentation Transcript

    • Pre-Colonial Philippine Literature
    • The literature of a formative past by the various groups of people who inhabited the archipelago
      A literature of varying human interest
      Close to the religious and political organizations of the ancient Filipinos
      The verses were addressed to the ears rather than the eyes
    • Verses composed and sung were regarded as group property
      Legendary and religious poems
    • DalawangBalon
      Hindi Malingon
      Sa araw ay Bunbong
      Sa gabi ay dahon
      Examples of Ancient Filipino Poetry
    • Sang dalagangmarikit
      Kung bayaa’ynabubuhay
      Kung himasi’ynamamatay
    • Made up of one or more measured lines with rhymes and may consist of 4 to 12 syllables
      Showcase the Filipino wit, literary talent, and keen observation of the surroundings
      Involves reference to one or two images that symbolize the characteristics of an unknown object that is to be guessed
      Riddle (bugtong)
    • To entertain. Living in remote areas, before the advent of electricity, families would sit around the fire and the elders would quiz the younger generation with riddles.
      To educate. Riddles serve the function of passing down knowledge from one generation to the next. They require thinking in order to solve them.
      To titillate. Many old Filipino riddles contain double entendres that were intended to amuse the men and shock the women.
      To curse, without expressly cursing. A riddle could be made up against an enemy, rival town, or suitor.
      To preserve the culture. Riddles communicate the old ways from one generation to the next.
      Purpose of Bugtong
    • Ate mo, ate ko, Ate nglahatngtao.(My sister, your sister, everyone's sister)
      Atis (Sugar Apple)
    • Epigrams/maxims/proverbs
      Short poems that have been customarily been used and served as laws or rules on good behavior by our ancestors
      Allegories or parables that impart lessons for the young
      Often expressing a single idea, that is usually satirical and had a witty ending
      Maxims- rhyming couplets (5,6,8 syllables)
      Salawikain & Sawikain
    • Ex of salawikain
      Angmatapatnakaibigan, tunaynamaaasahan. - - -You will know a true friend in time of need.
    • Ex of Sawikain
      kumukuloangdugo"blood is boiling" = is very angry
      isulatsatubig"write on water" = forget about it
      Ex of Maxims
      Paghindiukol, Hindi bubukol. -meansWhat is not intended for one will not bear fruit.
    • Used in witchcraft or enchantments
      Sa hinaba-habangprusisyon
      Sa simbahan din palaangtuloy
      BULONG (chants)
    • Halimbawa (for example):Tabi, tabipo, Ingkong Makikiraanpolamang. 
    • Used in teasing or to comment on a persons’ acutations
      “Catitibay ca tolos
      Aco’ I momontinglomot
      Sa iyo’ I popolopot”
      Kaninglamig, tinapa;
      Ikawnasana, sinta
      Kasabihan (sayings)
    • A quatrain with seven syllables each with the same rhyme at the end of each line
      No title
      Ex. “Tahakngtingin, tulak
      ngsulyap, yakap, lapat
      hatak pa, kindat, hakat”
    • traditional poetry of the HanunooMangyans of Oriental Mindoro which is normally inscribed on bamboo using a pre-Colonial syllabic writing system called the SuratMangyan .
      seven-syllable metric lines
      can be composed of more than four lines
      usually chanted
      teaches lessons about life
      recited by parents to educate their children, by the youth to express their love, by the old to impart experiences, or by the community in tribal ceremonies
    • on some occasions like burial rites, the ambahan is used for entertainment
      SugotngamaawkunmanTangdayan no ma-ambanSabungan no manuywanImpadlasyamidaywanHangganbuhoktimbanganHanggansabalodpangdanBugkatdi way yamunganBilangdayibunlaganNo kangtinagindumanKang magpahalimbaw-anGabugtongtibilugan
    • (Isn't this the truth with all:If the wife is good and kind,the husband reasonable, you have always friends around,like long hair drooping so nice.Till the final burial mount,you'll be sleeping on one mat. You don't want to separatePutting down my thoughts like this: An example very clear, being TWO, you're only ONE.)
    • derived from Philippine folk literature, which is the traditional oral literature of the Filipino people. This refers to a wide range of material due to the ethnic mix of the Philippines
      There are many different creation myths in Philippine mythology, originating from various ethnic groups.
      Story of Bathala
      Visayan version
      The legend of Maria Makiling
    • Presence of different deities
      Ex. Bathala
      Mythical creatures
    • Ifugao – Hudhud hi Aliguyon
      Ilocos – Biagni Lam-ang
      Bicol - Ibalon
      Mindanao – Darangan
      Panay – Hinilawod
      Bagobo - Tuwaang
      Kalinga – Ulaliim
      Manobo – Agyu or Olahing
      Subanon - Sandayo
      Ancient Metrical Tales
    • Aliguyon
      the exploits of Aliguyon as he battles his arch-enemy, Pambukhayon
      Biagni Lam-Ang
      tells of the adventuresvof Lam-Ang who exhibits extraordinary powers at a very early age.
      the story of three Bicol heroes: Baltog, Handiong, Bantiong
      oldest and longest epic poem in Panay
      the exploits of three Sulodnon demigod brothers, LabawDonggon, Humadapnon and Dumalapdap of ancient Panay
      Ancient Metrical Tales
    • a form of folk lyric which expresses the people’s hopes, aspirations, and lifestyles
      repetitive and sonorous, didactic and naive
      traditional songs and melodies
      inspired by the reaction of the people to their environment
      Folk Songs
    • uyayi – lullaby
      komintang – war song
      kundiman – melancholic love song
      harana – serenade
      tagay – drinking song
      mambayu – Kalinga rice-pounding song
      subli – dance-ritual song of courtship /marriage
      Tagulaylay- songs of the dead
    • WAKAS
    • So you guys please check out these videos that I want to show in the presentation and tell me which one.
      And if you guys have something to add please do telll and tell the other group members please
      I expect that some of yall do some research on what was said in the ppt so youll be ready on Wednesday