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Dissertation Chapters | Literature | Philippines | Volume 10 Issue 4, April 2021
Samiweng Ti Umili through the Lens of Ecocriticism
Linnette T. Wakit | Augusto Antonio A. Aguila 
Abstract: The beauty and wonder of nature sometimes ease the horrid and negative vibes people felt. Philippines is rich in beautiful and magnificent sceneries and Nueva Vizcaya is one of the provinces in the country endowed with superb landscape, which astounds nature lover people and even writers. The study aimed to analyze and interpret the Samiweng Ti Umili, the selected municipal hymns and folk songs of Nueva Vizcaya, which were subjected to analysis and used as narrative springboard. This is a qualitative research employing Ecocriticism. It undertook a new synthesis to extract and reveal the ecocritical framework employed in reading the municipal hymns and selected folk songs in terms of ecological themes and metaphors through the ecological perspective of Cheryll Glotfelty. The study found out that the array of agricultural towns of the province arranged from the southern to northern part and their natural landscape and agri-industrial descriptions, the vastness of nature-related terms in the municipal hymns and selected folk songs presented and elucidated space consciousness, ecological themes and metaphors of nature. There is Literature in the physical landscape of the province. Literature and environment have a perfect blend into the municipal hymns and selected folk songs.
Keywords: Ecocritical, Ecological Themes, Folk Songs, Hymns, Metaphor, Nueva Vizcaya, Samiweng Ti Umili
Edition: Volume 10 Issue 4, April 2021,
Pages: 464 - 473