The Japanese Period in Filipino literature occurred between the years of 1941 and 1945. When Japan took over the Philippine government, all of the literature being produced was written in Japanese instead of English.
It was different because they did not like the idea so the wanted to combined different literatures to make up a new one.
The importance of the hokku lay in its function of establishing the setting for the rest of the passages. The hokku accomplished this by using kigo, or kidai, words and activities that stood as specific seasonal markers. Towards the 19th century, the work of Masaoka Shiki officially separated the hokku from the tanka and gave birth to the independent poetic form of haiku.
Haiku: Which is when you write about one specific moment generally in nature. It consist of three lines and as many verses as you care to have. The syllables are 5 for the first line, 7 for the second line, and 5 for the third and last line. In haiku you can't tell what your talking about but show it.
Haibun: This is written the same exact way as a haiku three lines and syllables but in this you have to express the feeling you had during that moment.
Senyru: This is the same structure as a haiku but is about human nature usually in a dark way.
Tanka: This is written with 5 lines but in this syllable pattern: 5-7-5-7-7. A good tanka has one theme through out the whole poem. The Tanka can have as many verses as needed. When reading a tanka it's better to have two readers one person reads the first verse and the second person reads the next one, etc. Tanka's are usually written about everyday things.
Dodoitsu: This is written about love or humor of the moment. It is usually not just a poem but can also be sang as a folk song. the syllable pattern is 7-7-7-5.
Renga: This is a fun competition like poem. You do it with two people. This has 5 lines per verse and can have as many verses as you wish. The syllable pattern is the same as a tanka. You do this by the first person writing two lines in a verse and then the next person writes the last three lines. It is usually fast moving and you don't have a lot of time to think.
Murasaki Shikibu (紫 式 部; c. 973-c. 1014 or 1025), or Lady Murasaki as she is often known in English, the Japanese novelist, poet, and a maid of honor of the imperial court during the Heian period wrote the Tale of Genji.
The Madman on the Roof t is a funny story about a father who is concerned about his 24-year-old son, who climbs on the roof to watch the sunset.
the six samurai - yaichi