Title

Cycle of ash

Date of Publication

2018

Document Type

Bachelor's Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts in Literature

Subject Categories

Comparative Literature

College

College of Liberal Arts

Department/Unit

Literature, Department of

Thesis Adviser

Ronald Baylan

Defense Panel Member

Shirley Lua
Ayer Arguelles
Carlos Piocos, III

Abstract/Summary

Cycle of ash is an undergraduate creative writing thesis in poetry that explore the paradox of being Chinese-Filipino. The poems in this collection explore paradoxical concepts encountered in life such as freedom in confinement, life in death, and identity from the perspective of a hybrid culture. The collection is primarily written in free verse with the exception of a ghazal. It reflects on the ramifications of the currently rapidly changing socio-economic reality being experienced by the Philippine community, coupled with the increasing integration and influence of other cultures because of globalization. Chinese-Filipino cultural imagery is used as the center point of the poems to convey thoughts and observations regarding the Chinese-Filipino community. The collection questions what it means to be Chinese-Filipino and what it means to be neither Chinese nor Filipino, but as hybrid that doesn't fit seamlessly in either category.

Abstract Format

html

Language

English

Format

Print

Accession Number

TU17280

Shelf Location

Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F, Henry Sy Sr. Hall

Physical Description

110 leaves ; 30 cm.

Keywords

Poetry--Collections

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