Angela Manalang-Gloria Angela Manalang-Gloria (1907 1995) was a Filipino female poet in the English language

. Early life Angela Caridad Legaspi Manalang was born on August 2, 1907 in Guagua, Pampanga However, their family later settled in the Bicol region, particularly in Albay. Caring as she is fondly called studied at St. Agnes Academy in Legaspi, where she graduated valedictorian in elementary. In her senior year, she moved to St. Scholastica's College in Malate, Manila, where her writing started to get noticed. Angela Manalang was among the first generation female students at the University of the Philippines. Angela initially enrolled in law, as suggested by her father. However, with the advice of her professor C.V. Wickers, who also became her mentor, she eventually transferred to literature. Writing It was also during her education at the University of the Philippines that she and poet, Jose Garcia Villa developed a lifelong rivalry. Both poets vied for the position of literary editor of The Philippine Collegian, which Manalang eventually held for two successive years. In her junior year, she was quietly engaged to Celedonio Gloria whom she married. She graduated summa cum laude with the degree of Ph.B. in March 1929. After graduation, Manalang-Gloria worked briefly for the Philippine Herald Mid-Week Magazine. However, this was cut short when she contracted tuberculosis. Achievements She was the author of Revolt from Hymen, a poem protesting against marital rape, which caused her denial by an allmale jury from winning the Philippine's Commonwealth Literary Awards in 1940. She was also the author of the poetry collection , Poems, first published in 1940 (and revised in 1950). The collection contained the best of her early work as well as unpublished poems written between 1934-1938. Her last poem, Old Maid Walking on a City Street can also be found in the collection. This book was her entry to the Commonwealth Literary Awards, losing to Rafael Zulueta y da Costa s verse Like the Molave.[1] Personal life On March 11, 1945, her husband Celedonio and her son Ruben were attacked by a Japanese patrol in Alitagtag, Batangas. Though her husband died, Ruben was able to survive, yet his trauma had been so severe that he could not bring himself to recount the attack. This event left Manalang-Gloria a young widow with three children to support, which forced her to abandon writing and enter the abaca business, which she successfully managed. Death Angela Manalang-Gloria died in 1995. REACTION: She considers her husband her earth. The Earth that nourishes her, the Earth that gives her everything in order to live.The Earth that provides for her. Her husband is also the air she breathes, the orbit that sets off her directions in life.Not only does the Earth provides for her living, it also gives her resting place by the time she rejoins her Almighty Creator.

it features the octave and sestet. That does not diminish her love for and attachment to her husband. he supplies her necessities for life: "air" that she breathes. The overall rime-scheme is that of the English sonnet. For example: "Her eyes were glistening jewels". only the Almighty Creator can love as great as an ocean. but instead of three quatrains and a couplet. she finds that she needs "another one. but she also needs the sky. Please discuss this issue on the talk page and read the layout guide to make sure the section will be inclusive of all essential details. Angela Manalang Gloria s "To the Man I Married" is a combination English/Italian sonnet: it consists of an octave with the rime scheme ABABCDCD and in the sestet EFEFGG. the analogy is conveyed by the use of a metaphorical word in place of some other word. just as trees need the sun. But that Doesn't mean that she loves her Earth any less. her Almighty Creator. the introduction of this article may need to be rewritten." because of her "keening thoughts. just as the earth does." As most octaves in Italian sonnets do. [her] east and west. "To the Man I Married. Not because her love wasn't real or great or what. but because in reality. (July 2010) Metaphor is the concept of understanding one thing in terms of another." Even as she acknowledges her close. And just what does "earth" imply? Because the person is her earth. In the octave. the fertile soil where her food is grown. A metaphor is a figure of speech that constructs an analogy between two things or ideas." She needs the earth. . _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Angela Manalang Gloria's poem." He gives her direction by his "orbit" that "marks [her] way / And sets [her] north and south. O never doubt that I / Need you no less because I need the sky. nurturing relationship with her husband. who is her earth." Metaphor To comply with Wikipedia's guidelines. ACDC. But she compares her love to the waves.It may seem that her Earth is the only thing that she needs but no! She also needs her Sky. Her love for her Earth might be great but it is not comparable to the ocean. "gravity that ballasts me in space. Part II consists of two rimed quatrains with the rime scheme ABAB. the sestet asserts that that closeness does not completely satisfy all of the needs of the speaker as an individual: "If in your arms that hold me now so near / I lift my keening thoughts to another one. While the octave implies a very close and sustaining relationship between the speaker and her husband." And then she metaphorically compares herself to a tree whose roots though "long rooted to the earth" raise their "leaves and flowers to the sun. The speaker wants to make that fact quite clear so she repeats her claim "You who are earth. this octave has offered a thought that will receive a twist in the sestet." The speaker s claim alerts the reader to a metaphorical comparison: the addressee is her earth." metaphorically portrays her love for her husband by comparing her need for him to her need for the earth. the speaker makes the bold claim addressing the man she married: "You are my earth and all that earth implies.

measurement.. BALLAST 1 : a heavy substance placed in such a way as to improve stability and control (as of the draft of a ship or the buoyancy of a balloon or submarine) 2 : something that gives stability (as in character or conduct) 3 : gravel or broken stone laid in a railroad bed or used in making concrete 4 : a device used to provide the starting voltage or to stabilize the current in a circuit (as of a fluorescent lamp) DEVOUR transitive verb 1 : to eat up greedily or ravenously 2 : to use up or destroy as if by eating <we are devouring the world's resources> FINITE 1 a : having definite or definable limits <a finite number of possibilities>b : having a limited nature or existence <finite beings> 2 : completely determinable in theory or in fact by counting. comparison or resemblance (e. hyperbole. both originating with Aristotle in the 4c BC: (I) All figures of speech that achieve their effects through association. metonymy and simile are [in that sense] all species of metaphor. which is the romanization of the Greek (metaphorá).[1] from (metaphero). comparison and resemblance. to transfer . Figures like antithesis. in turn from the Latin metaphora "carrying over". transfer .653">The Oxford Companion to the English Language (1992) pp.. .653 55: "A rhetorical figure with two senses."</ref> The word metaphor derives from the 16th century Old French métaphore. to bear . to carry over . which are then all considered types of metaphor). Aristotle used both Language 1992 pp. hyperbole.g. to carry .Metaphor is or was also occasionally used to denote rhetorical figures of speech that achieve their effects via association. antithesis. [But] this sense is not current. or thought <the finite velocity of light> 3 a : less than an arbitrary positive integer and greater than the negative of that integer CREST . between [3] + (pher ). metonymy and simile.[2] itself a compound of (meta)..

CULMINATION <at the crest of his fame> . or limit: as a : PEAK. edge. especially : the top line of a mountain or hill b : the ridge of a roofc : the top of a wave 3 a : a high point of an action or process and especially of one that is rhythmicb : CLIMAX.: something suggesting a crest especially in being an upper prominence.