With the prohibition of writing literary pieces in English language, Filipino literature was given a break. Many wrote plays, poems, short stories, etc.
It was made up of 17 syllables divided into three lines.
Juan Laya, who used to write in English turned to Filipino because of the strict prohibitions of the Japanese regarding any writing in English. Except for the tribune and the Philippine review, almost all newspapers in English were stopped by the Japanese.
Tanaga like the Haiku, is short but it had measure and rhyme. You are on page 1of 2 Search inside document 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.
You are on page 1of 45 Search inside document Philippine Literature Historical Background Philippine Literature was interrupted in its development when Japan conquered Philippines Philippine literature in English came to a halt.
To know more about Haikus, click here. Youre a HeIfgraduatedpressed be the ears you are in the University of the whos the best reader Let Dr. Intended learning outcomes At the completion of this topic, you should be able to: trace the historical events and development of Philippine Literature during the Japanese period; discuss the types of poetry Haiku and Tanka during the Japanese period; and analyze and appreciate the poem as a literary genre by writing own Haiku and Tanka.
It is our duty, as students of Philippine literature not to be selective and biased in our treatment of the various literary pieces regardless of what period it was produced.