The ten-year preparatory period known as the Commonwealth Government was rudely interrupted when the Japanese, looking for territories to accommodate not only their excess population but also their manufacturing goods, started the war in the Pacific.
The Japanese Period Historical Background BetweenPhilippine Literature was interrupted in its development when the Philippines was again conquered by another foreign country, Japan.
Philippine literature in English came to a halt. This had an advantageous effect on Filipino Literature, which experienced renewed attention because writers in English turned to writing in Filipino. Juan Laya, who use to write in English turned to Filipino because of the strict prohibitions of the Japanese regarding any writing in English.
In other words, Filipino literature was given a break during this period. Many wrote plays, poems, short stories, etc. Topics and themes were often about life in the provinces. Three types of poems emerged during this period.
Haiku — a poem of free verse that the Japanese like. It was made up of 17 syllables divided into three lines. The first line had 5 syllables, the second, 7 syllables, and the third, five. The Haiku is allegorical in meaning, is short and covers a wide scope in meaning.
Tanaga — like the Haiku, is short but it had measure and rhyme. Karaniwang Anyo Usual Form — like those mentioned earlier in the beginning chapters of this book. The big movie houses were just made to show stage shows. Many of the plays were reproductions of English plays to Tagalog.
They also founded the organization of Filipino players named Dramatic Philippines. A few of playwriters were: Many wrote short stories. As a result of this selection, the following got the first three prizes: The few who dared to write did so for their bread and butter or for propaganda.
Writings that came out during this period were journalistic in nature. Writers felt suppressed but slowly, the spirit of nationalism started to seep into their consciousness.
While some continued to write, the majority waited for a better climate to publish their works. Noteworthy writer of the period was Carlos P. Journalists include Salvador P. Geurrero, Raul Manglapuz and Carlos Bulosan. Fred Ruiz Castro wrote a few poems. Icasino wrote essays in The Philippine Review.
Laurel published Forces that Make a Nation Great. The Commonwealth Literary Awards gave prizes to meritorious writers. Those who won were: Arguilla Short Story 3. Radio broadcasts echoed the mingled fear and doubts in the hearts of the people.
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Philippine Literature during the Japanese Occupation EraBackground Japanese period has been called one of the darkest days in the history a. Philippine Literature during the Japanese Occupation Era. Background Japanese period has been called one of the darkest days in the history and literary tradition of the Philippines.
The wartime experiences and events of the troubled times left indelible imprints to the lives of the Filipino nation. Philippine Literature during the Japanese Occupation Era Group 5 • In – The empire of Japan conquered the Philippines. • The Japanese banned English newspapers.
• There was minimal freedom of speech and of the press. • The Japanese censored Filipino writers’ works strictly. The japanese period ( – ) FILIPINO POETRY DURING THIS PERIOD The common theme of most poems during the Japanese occupation was nationalism, country, love, life in the barrios, faith, religion and the arts.
Three types of poems emerged during this period. Japanese Occupation Of The Philippines Junhel Dalanon. Precolonial . The common theme of most poems during the Japanese occupation was nationalism, country, love, and life in the barrios, faith, religion and the arts.
Three types of poems emerged during this period.
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