Available Online: 4 November 2020
Bacalla, Lita A.*
Cebu Normal University, Philippines (email@example.com)
This paper analyzes the cry of the laborers in the selected poems of Amado Vera Hernandez: “Ang Panday,” “Ang Aklasan,” “Kung Tuyo na Ang Luha Mo, Aking Bayan,” “Ang Buhay,” and “Ang Bayani.” This study specifically answers the following variables: voice of the persona, poetic vision, addressee and collective complaints. The research uses of qualitative approach using Content Analysis in interpreting and analyzing the meaning embodied in the selected poem. This study is supported by the Formalistic and Mimetic and theories. The following are the findings in the poem of Amado Vera Hernandez: 1)The voice of the persona or the laborer felt discriminated, disappointed, discontented, nationalistic, challenged and hopeful of their situation; 2) the poetic vision: labor contributes to the economic stability of the country, work hard, fight for their right, independent, run the economy of the country, and long for economic progress; 3) Addressee business institutions, exploited laborers, landowner, mining companies, government; 4) collective voice demands for respect of the rights of the laborer with respect to compensation, benefits, hours of works and safety. Based on the findings of the study, the selected poems of Amado Vera Hernandez revealed the cry of the laborer in the society.
Keywords: cry; laborers; persona
Cite this article:
Bacalla, L. A. (2020). Hibik ng mga manggagawang Pilipino sa piling tula ni Amado Vera Hernandez. International Journal of Research Studies in Education, 9(8), 27-34. https://doi.org/10.5861/ijrse.2020.5904