The Importance Of Literature In The Philippines

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It gives nostalgic feelings and enjoyment to re-examine the comedies, tragedies and inspiration of the beautiful Filipino poems, stories, essays and plays. Going over them is a very wonderful experience. It enables you to magnify your appreciation of literary selections and see the role they play in society and even grow and evolve through your literary journey.


At the end of the lesson, you should be able to:

1. State the meaning of literature;
2. Discuss the importance of literature;
3. Appreciate the extent of literature in all aspects of human environment;
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Individual titles should be evaluated with careful regard to the positive principles set forth in Ellen White’s writings which make the readers experience peace of mind and a reassurance of soul, which tends toward sensible, moral, and compassionate living, and that the titles can satisfy the deepest yearnings of the human heart.
4. You should be able to discriminate between the best and the inferior literature.
5. Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report, if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. (Phil 4:8)

Types of Literature

Literature falls into two major types: oral and written.
Oral literature includes ballads, myth, jokes, folktales and fables; whereas written source has drama, novel, poetry and nonfictional literature.

Kinds of Literature according to Structure

Poetry -- is an artistic piece of philosophical, personal, imaginative or inspirational nature that is laid out in lines.

Prose -- is a literary piece that is written without metrical structure.
Literature is classified as fictional and

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