spanish colonial tradition in philippine literature

Balagtas was one of the first Indios to become a Filipino. Although some indigenous art forms survived, new forms and influences from Europe and America gradually became the For a very long time, the Spaniards had given so much contribution to the country, they had a humongous influence to the Filipino people. The poem was anthologized in the first collection of poetry in English, Filipino Poetry, edited by Rodolfo Dato (1909 – 1924).

There was oral and written literature. It is to be emphasized, however, that the native tradition survived and even flourished in areas inaccessible to the colonial power. ( Log Out /  Polemicists who used to write in Spanish like Claro M. Recto, slowly started using English in the discussion of current events even as newspaper dailies moved away from Spanish reporting into English. For more than 300 years of being colonized by the Spaniards, we can’t deny the fact that through their colonization, we became what we are right now.

Benigno Ramos, was one of the most politicized poets of the period as he aligned himself with the peasants of the Sakdal Movement.

Published on March 8, 2016. by kcmalanog.

But the task of translating religious instructional materials obliged the Spanish missionaries to take a most practical step, that of employing native speakers as translators. �� The Philippine Islands are named after King Philip. It was a heavily inflected language, that is, the words changed form to indicated person, ... ... writers know what Nigerians need English for and, have, to a large extent, domesticated the English language for that purpose in literature works.

In fact, the early period of the 20th century was remarkable for the significant literary output of all major languages in the various literary genre.

But the native oral literature, whether secular or mythico-religious continued. The conquistador, especially its ecclesiastical arm, destroyed whatever written literature he could find, and hence rendered the system of writing (e.g., the Tagalog syllabary) inoperable.

This literary works somehow affects our way of living now.

The Spanish colonial strategy was to undermine the native oral tradition by substituting for it the story of the Passion of Christ (Lumbera, p. 14). Following closely on the failed reformist movement, and on Rizal’s novels, was the Philippine revolution headed by Andres Bonifacio (1863 – 1897). The majority of the Filipinos of Spanish descent are of Frailocracy 9.

Thus, story writers like Icasiano Calalang, A.E.

The Spanish colonial strategy was to undermine the native oral tradition by substituting for it the story of the Passion of Christ.

From the culture and beliefs, to the way living, from the infrastructures they built, up to the education and many more and I can say that Christianity is one of the greatest contribution that they brought to the country. Balagtas was one of the first Indios to become a Filipino.

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