ELEMENTS OF POETRY: MAGNIFYING HUGOT LINES OF FILIPINO COLLEGE STUDENTS

In the Philippines, social media burst with these popular lines, Hugot lines, especially among college students; hence, this study was conducted to find out the prevalent themes and elements of poetry in the selected Hiligaynon (a local dialect in the province of Negros Occidental) hugot lines of Literature 1 students of Carlos Hilado Memorial State College – Alijis Campus, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Philippines. One hundred (100) hugot lines were selected and encoded, and then were grouped according to themes. They were analysed using thematic and textual analyses.  To determine the validity of themes and other elements of poetry, three inter raters were invited to give their feedback and suggestions. Elements of poetry such as rhyme, figures of speech, imagery and symbolism were also identified. Being inspired, frustrated and “bitter” are some of the mood prevalent on those hugot lines.

Keywords: Hugot Lines, Thematic Analysis, Textual Analysis, Elements of Poetry, Filipino College Students.

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