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Why do we have to study Philippine narratives?

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  • You study the Philippines in order to learn the customs, the values and the driving forces in your culture and in your nation. Unless you understand your culture and its pluses and minuses, you cannot help it to progress forward. All nations seek productivity, progress, prosperity.

Narrative is the telling of legends, tales, stories and pre-history in oral and written form. It may take the form of legend, myth, saga, poetry, chanting, singing, and story telling. It also includes folk-tales and family legends.

To narrate is to tell a story

So all narratives will have a story about the actions and deed of a principal actor, and the values which guide their choices

Stories can be entertaining, informative, chronology of events, explanation of events, but the simplest narrative is the order in which events happened.

To narrate means to tell

.So narrative is a form of story telling .Stories can be myths, legends, histories, sagas, poems, chants, family legends, and stories in books. .There are oral narratives (stories in oral form) written narratives (memoirs, diaries, histories, notes) and family histories .There are narratives in fiction, and in the official histories of the nation. .Narratives can be Oral narrative .Legends .Stories of communities .Myths and tales of forefathers and ancestors

Different kinds of narratives are .Myth Legend Folk tales Stories Sagas Poems Chants and popular slogans Diaries and written records Histories and documentary writings

A narrative is a story that is created in a constructive format (as a work of writing, speech, poetry, prose, pictures, song, motion pictures, video games, theatre or dance) that describes a sequence of fictional or non-fictional events.

The word "story" may be used as a synonym of "narrative", but can also be used to refer to the sequence of events described in a narrative. A narrative can also be told by a character within a larger narrative. An important part of narration is the narrative mode, the set of methods used to communicate the narrative through a process called narration.

Stories are an important aspect of culture. Many works of art and most works of literature, tell stories; indeed, most of the humanities involve stories.

Among the significant publications of Phillipine narrative are:

  • Filipino Poetry (1924) by Rodolfo Dato;
  • English-German Anthology of Filipino Poets (1934) by Pablo Laslo;
  • Jose Garcia Villa’s Many Voices (1939) and Poems of Doveglion (1941);
  • Poems (1940) by Angela Manalang-Gloria;
  • Chorus for America: Six Philippine Poets (1942) by Carlos Bulosan;
  • Zoilo Galang’s A Child of Sorrow (1921), the first Filipino novel in English, and Box of Ashes and Other Stories (1925), the first collection of stories in book form;
  • Villa’s Footnote to Youth: Tales of the Philippines and Others (1933);
  • "The Wound and the Scar" (1937) by Arturo Rotor, a collection of stories;
  • "Winds of April" (1940) by N. V. M. Gonzalez;
  • "His Native Soil" (1941) by Juan C. Laya;
  • Manuel Arguilla’s "How My Brother Leon Brought Home a Wife and Other Stories" (1941);
  • Galang’s "Life and Success" (1921), the first volume of essays in English; and the influential "Literature and Society" (1940) by Salvador P. López.
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