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21stCentury Literature from the Philippines and the WorldThe Language of LiteratureOBJECTIVESIdentify representative texts and authors from each region.Value the contributions of local writers to the development of regional literarytraditions.Situate the text in the context of the region and the nation.Explain the relationship of context with the text’s meaning.What Surrounds the Literary TextThe School of Russian Formalism in Literature posits that literature utilizes language thatis basically not the predictable, default language of everyday life.It is precisely its language that makes it literary, and different on the language of media,or the language of streets.One does not speak in rhyme and meter when paying passenger fare in a jeepney, orinquiring about the latest gadget in a shopping mall.What Surrounds the Literary TextThe type of literary language and creative tools usually associated with poetry can alsobe found in prose.Through language, the disjointed or chaotic events of real life can be connected orrearranged into a coherent narrative. According to Silber (2009), this is what makesfiction different from reality — in fiction, “life can be seen as intelligible.”The Biography and the AutobiographerWhat is a Biography?Read the excerpt
The Love of Magdalena JalandoniWinton Lou G. Ynion IloiloBinukotWhat do you think inspired Jalandoni to become a writer?From what can you infer from the text, what were the subjects Jalandoni wrote about?From what you can infer from the text, how did writing become Jalandoni’s refuge fromand expression of resistance against her conservative society?What do you think was the importance of Jose Rizal in the life and work of Jalandoni?How was this aspect explored in text?The LanguageThe following statements from the text figuratively develop the idea that Jalandonilooked p to Rizal all throughout her life. How do these imply the writer’s devotion to thehero?“His looks were ordinary; Filipinos, in fact, felt deceived when he once came home andpackaged himself as a doctor Aleman. But he was gentle and, perhaps, romantic thatMagdalena, heiress to the incredible fortune of Francisca Gonzaga and GregorioJalandoni, fell inlove with him.”The LanguageMagdalena, out of obedience, agreed to marry the man of honorary stature; but she hadone unjust precondition, that he should write a novel within the year.”Juanita was reunited with Elias in the end only to discover that he is involved in therevolutionary movement against Spain. He was killed in a victorious battle and now,
Juanita, or the old woman who tells the story, or Magdalena, confronts Elia’s monumentat plazaLocating Women in the Philippine CultureCulture is the collective practices and worldview of a particular society, and the way thesociety treats women is especially embedded in various cultural practices.

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