Gran Consuelo en la Mayor Desdicha Great Solace in Great Misfortune this is a

Gran consuelo en la mayor desdicha great solace in

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Gran Consuelo en la Mayor Desdicha (Great Solace in Great Misfortune)- this is a legend in verse of the tragic life of Columbus 4. Un Dialogo Aluviso a la Despedida de los Colegiales (A Farewell Dialogue of the Students)- this was the last poem written by Rizal in Ateneo; it is a poignant poem of farewell to his classmate
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Al Nino Jesus (To the Child Jesus) - this poem was written in 1875 when Rizal was 14 years old; it was a brief ode A La Virgen Maria (To the Virgin Mary) - another religious poem which doesn’t have exact date when it was written San Eustacio, Martir (St. Eustace, the Martyr) - a drama based on the prose story of St. Eustace which he wrote in poetic verses during the summer vacation of 1876 and finished it on June 2, 1876 MEDICAL STUDIES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS (1877-1882) -After finishing the first year of a course in Philosophy and Letters (1877-1878), Rizal transferred to the medical course - “Don’t send him to Manila again; he knows enough. If he gets to know more, the Spaniards will cut off his head.” - Dona Teodora, vigorously opposed the idea that Rizal pursue higher learning in the university 6 April 1877 - Rizal who was then nearly 16 years old, matriculated in the University of Santo Tomas, taking the course on Philosophy and Letters because (1) his father like it (2) he was “still uncertain as to what career to pursue” Father Pablo Ramon -Rector of Ateneo, who had been good to him during his student days in that college, asking for advice on the choice of a career but unfortunately he was in Mindanao It was during the following term (1878-1879) that Rizal, having received the Ateneo Rector’s advice to study medicine During Rizal’s first school term in the University of Santo Tomas (1877-1878), Rizal also studied in Ateneo. He took the vocational course leading to the title of perito agrimensor (expert surveyor) Rizal excelled in all subjects in the surveying course in Ateneo, obtaining gold medals in agriculture and topography November 25, 1881 - the title was issued to Rizal for passing the final examination in the surveying course Liceo Artistico-Literario (Artistic-Literary Lyceum) of Manila - a society of literary men and artists, held a literary contest in the year 1879 A La Juventud Filipina (To the Filipino Youth) - Rizal, who was then 18 years old, submitted this poem -is an inspiring poem of flawless form. Rizal beseeched the Filipino youth to rise from lethargy, to let genius fly swifter than the wind and descend with art and science to break the chains that have long bound the spirit of the people -this winning poem of Rizal is a classic in Philippine literature for two reasons: (1) it was the great poem in Spanish written by a Filipino, whose merit was recognized by Spanish literary authorities (2) it expressed for the first time the nationalistic concept that the Filipinos, and not the foreigners, were the “fair hope of the Fatherland” The Board of Judges, composed of Spaniards, was impressed by Rizal’s poem and gave it the first prize which consisted of a silver pen, feather-shaped and decorated with a gold ribbon
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