A Literary Critique of the Ecological Themes of the Selected Talaandig Lyric Poems
Keywords:Eco-criticism, Talaandig Lyric Poems, Environmentalism, ecological themes
Guided by the principles of eco-criticism, this study examines the ecological themes of environment in the five selected Talaandig lyric poems. In this qualitative ecological study, three objectives are administered, namely: a) delineating the themes of the environment in the selected Talaandig lyric poems; b) determining the various literary devices delineated by the writer/composer of the selected Talaandig lyric poems to develop the themes on the environment, and c) offering a teaching guide design model as to how an eco-criticism be done. Results of the study show that the five (5) lyric poems of Waway Saway II depict environmental awareness and concern, which had grown within him during his close contact with the natural environment since childhood. On the other hand, the five Talaandig lyric poems have the following delineated ecological themes on the environment: a) Nature is man’s life, b) Man has to be sensible and responsible towards nature, c) Human activities bear a significant impact on the environment, d) People’s sustainability depends on nature, e) Connection to the environment needs to be restored, f) Relationship between people and nature are becoming weaker, g) Man’s feelings towards the environment depends on their personal experiences on it, and h) Understanding how people are connected with nature is essential in ones dealing with the environment. Also, the five (5) lyric poems of Waway Saway II have used literary devices such as metaphor and symbol to delineate the ecological themes in the environment. Finally, the offshoot of this study which is the teaching guide design model, serves as a response to the call for environmental literacy and UNESCO’s sustainable environment, CHED curriculum guide, and Senior High School’s core subject, 21st-century literature from the Philippines and the World. Teachers and students are hoped to become eco-conscious, responding to the skills and competencies needed in framing a solution to the posed environmental threats and thereby engaging oneself in sustaining the natural environment.
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