Presentation on theme: "Christiana Montelibano 3Bio2"— Presentation transcript:
1 Christiana Montelibano 3Bio2 GABU by Carlos AngelesChristiana Montelibano3Bio2
2 Carlos A. Angeles Born on May 25, 1921 in Tacloban City, Leyte Graduated from Rizal High in 1938Various universities in pre-med and pre-lawOne sem at Ateneo de ManilaTwo at UP in 1941 (member of the UP Writers' Club)One quarter at Central Luzon CollegesDid not return to school after World War II1950 to 1958Chief of the Philippine bureau of International News Service1958 to 1980Guest of the US State Department on a Smith-Mundt leader grantPress assistant under the Garcia administrationPublic relations manager of PanAm AirlinesBoard of directors of International PEN, Philippine chapterA Stun of Jewels196347 poemsIn 1964, when poetry was first considered in the Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature, received first prizeRepublic Cultural Heritage Award for LiteratureUSA since 1978 with his family
4 PersonaProbably someone on a beach at Gabu, watching the rough sea, contemplating life
5 Life can be restless like the sea; temporal, but desires permanence. ThemeLife can be restless like the sea; temporal, but desires permanence.
6 Gabu by Carlos AngelesThe battering restlessness of the sea Insists a tidal fury upon the beach At Gabu, and its pure consistency Havocs the wasteland hard within its reach. Brutal the daylong bashing of its heart Against the seascape where, for miles around, Farther than sight itself, the rock-stones part And drop into the elemental wound. The waste of centuries is grey and dead And neutral where the sea has beached its brine, Where the split salt of its heart lies spread Among the dark habiliments of Time. The vital splendor misses. For here At Gabu where the ageless tide recurs All things forfeited are most loved and dear. It is the sea pursues a habit of shores.
9 Meaning and ImageryThe battering restlessness of the sea Insists a tidal fury upon the beach At Gabu, and its pure consistency Havocs the wasteland hard within its reach.GabuA place in Ilocos Norte near the seaOften, when typhoons occur, places like this are affected greatlyTsunamiEx: typhoon Imbudo, July 2003The sea is restless and can be destructiveSea = LifeBattering restlessness = Impermanent
10 Meaning and ImageryBrutal the daylong bashing of its heart Against the seascape where, for miles around, Farther than sight itself, the rock-stones part And drop into the elemental wound.The turmoil of the sea is continuous and powerfulBrutal bashing = life’s chaosElemental wound = Depths of the sea
11 Meaning and Imagery The waste of centuries is grey and dead And neutral where the sea has beached its brine,Where the split salt of its heart lies spreadAmong the dark habiliments of Time.The sea has been there for centuriesWaste of centuries = PastOnce the sea touches shore, it becomes neutralSpilt salt = Bad luckSaltiness of the sea describes it’s darkness/deadnessTime bears the “spilt salt” of life
12 Meaning and ImageryThe vital splendor misses. For here At Gabu where the ageless tide recurs All things forfeited are most loved and dear.The brilliance necessary for life is not there because in life even the most important things are lost
13 Meaning and Imagery It is the sea pursues a habit of shores. Waves show that the sea is constantly moving, but always towards the shoreLife is bounded by time, always moving, but what we all desire is a stable and eternal endingSpiritual context:Shore = afterlife
14 Figures of Speech Metaphor Personification Synechdoche Paradox Sea = lifePersonificationThe vital splendor missesthe sea pursuesSynechdocheBrutal the daylong bashing of its heartParadoxAll things forfeited are most loved and dear
15 Reaction Always remember that our lives are fleeting The only constant thing in life is changeLife can be rough, like the seaBut we can believe that if the sea can find stability once it meets the shore, we can find it too
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