How techniques affect meaning: An analysis of Jose Garcia Villa's Poems

How techniques affect meaning: An analysis of Jose Garcia Villa's Poems

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Julia T. By Jooleeyuuh Updated Apr 08, 2013

An Analysis of Jose Garcia Villa's poems- And If the Heart Can Not Love, When I Was No Bigger Than A Huge, First, A Poem Must Be Magical, Lyric 17 and Be Beautiful, Noble, Like the Antique Ant

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Jose Garcia Villa, being the first Filipino National Artist for literature and an award-winning poet not just here in Philippines but also in the United States, is known for his "reversed consonance rime scheme" style in writing poetry, wherein, according to Villa: "The last sounded consonants of the last syllable, or the last principal consonant of a word, are reversed for the corresponding rhyme. Thus, a rhyme for near would be run; or rain, green, reign." He is also popular for his extensive use of punctuation marks, most especially commas. He puts commas after every word, making the reader pause for every word, resulting in slowing the pace of poem. This leads to what Villa called "a lineal dignity of pace and movement".

A Comma Poet, he is known,...

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ZyrilCayvigne ZyrilCayvigne Oct 06, 2016
What is the purpose of all the commas especilly when it comes to his work 'The, Bright, Centipede.'