Literature during the Spanish Period

A presentation made by the 2nd group

In the Beginning…
Spanish Colonization of the Philippines started in the time of Miguel Lopez de Legazpi, the first Spanish Governor-General in the Philippines. Literature started to flourish during his time.

Literary Forms Drama Poetry Prose .

Drama Religious Drama  Secular Drama  .

Helena for the cross on which Jesus died Lagaylay . Tibag (“to excavate”) .the ritual was brought here by the spaniard to remind the people about the search of St.this is a special occasion for the Pilarenos of Sorsogon during Maytime to get together The Cenaculo .this is a dramatic performance to commemorate the passion and death of Jesus Christ   .

Balagtasan.  Karagatan. This is a poetic joust in speaking and reasoning.  .replaced the karagatan. Duplo . the moro-moro is presented also on a special stage.this is a poetic vehicle of socioreligious nature celebrated during the death of a person.this is joust or a contest of skills in debate on a particular topic or the Cenakulo. Moro-moro.

is an Easter play that dramatizes the meeting of the Risen Christ and his Mother Carillo .is a dramatic entertainment performed on a moonless night during a town fiesta or on a dark nights after a harvest   .Joseph for an inn wherein to deliver the Baby Jesus Salubong .This is a presentation of the search of the Virgin Mary and St. Panunuluyan .

they were exaggerated comedies shown between acts of long plays and were mostly performed by characters from the lower classes. a musical comedy or melodrama three acts which dealt with man’s passions and emotions like love. Zarzuela . hate. Saintee .  . avarice or some social or political problem. cruelty.






Poetry Ladino Poems  Corridos  Awit  .

Examples of Folk Songs Leron Leron Sinta (tagalog)  Pamulinawen (Ilokano)  Dandansoy (Bisaya)  Sarong Banggi (Bikol)  Atin Cu Pung Singsing  .

Leron. Pagdating sa dulo'y Nabali ang sanga Kapos kapalaran. Sisidlan ng sinta. Dala-dala'y buslo. Ang ibigin ko'y Lalaking matapang. Dala-dala'y buslo. Ang sundang nya'y siyam Ang sundang nya'y siyam Ang lalakarin nya'y Parte ng dinulang Isang pinggang pansit Ang kanyang kalaban. leron sinta Buko ng papaya. Sisidlan ng sinta. Ang baril nya'y pito. Pagdating sa dulo'y Nabali ang sanga Kapos kapalaran. leron sinta Buko ng papaya. Humanap ng iba .Leron Leron Sinta Leron.

pusok ti mabang-aran! . Lugar sadino man. Itdem ta diak kalipatan Ta nasudi unay a nagan. agruknoy ita emmam. Uray sadin' ti ayan.Pamulinawen Pamulinawen Pusok imdengam man Toy umas-asug Agrayo ita sadiam. Aw-awagak a di agsarday Ta naganmo a kasam-itan No malagipka. Panunotem man Dika pagintultulngan Toy agayat.

Dandansoy. . bayaan ta ikaw Pauli ako sa payag Ugaling kung ikaw hidlawon Ang payag imo lang lantawon. diin ang cura? Munisipyo.Dandansoy Dandansoy. kung imo apason Bisan tubig di magbalon Ugaling kung ikaw uhawon Sa dalan magbubon-bubon. diin justicia? Yari si dansoy makiha. Makiha sa pag-higugma Ang panyo mo kag panyo ko Dal-a diri kay tambihon ko Ugaling kung magkasilo Bana ta ikaw. asawa mo ako. Kumbento.

Picuruz cung gamat. Susucdul qng banua. Ing su cal ning lub cu. Manginuya queca. . Qng metung a caban. Calulung puso cu. Ecu camalayan. Qng indung ibatan. Sancanqueng sininup. Nino mang manaquit Qng singsing cung mana.Atin Cu Pung Singsing Atin cu pung singsing. Metung yang timpucan. Amana que iti. Babo ning lamesa. Mewala ya iti.

Prose From the latin word “prosa” meaning straightforward. Newspapers  Encyclopedias  Literature  Law  .

SPANISH INFLUENCE ON PHILIPPINE LITERATURE •Alibata •Christian Doctrine •European Legends and Traditions •Spanish Language became the literary language this time •Ancient Literature was collected and translated into Tagalog •Grammar books were printed in Filipino •Religious Tone .

The First Books Urbana at Felisa  Ang Doctrina Christiana (The Christian Doctrine)  Nuestra Senora del Rosario  Ang Barlaan at Josephat  Ang mga Dalit kay Maria (Psalms for Mary)  Libro de los Cuatro Postprimeras de Hombres  .

Literary Compositions Arte y regalas de La lengua tagala (understanding the tagalog language )  Vocabulario de lengua tagala (tagalog vocabulary)  Vocabulario de la lengua pampanga (pampanga vocabulary)  Vocabulario de le lengua bisaya (bisayan vocabulary)  Arte de la lengua ilokana (the art of ilokano language)  Arte de la lenguana bicolana (the art of the bicol language)  .

The End .

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