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  .

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

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

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

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






Poetry Ladino Poems  Corridos  Awit  .

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

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

pusok ti mabang-aran! .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. Uray sadin' ti ayan. Itdem ta diak kalipatan Ta nasudi unay a nagan. agruknoy ita emmam. Lugar sadino man.

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

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

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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