Template:Unreferenced The awit is a form of Filipino poetry. Its literal translation into English is "song," although in the context of poetry, it is closer to the narrative.


The following are characteristic of the awit:

  1. 4 lines/stanza;
  2. a rhyme scheme of AAAA (in the Tagalog manner of rhyming described by Jose Rizal in Tagalische Verskunst);
  3. a slight pause on the sixth syllable;
  4. each stanza is usually a complete grammatically-correct sentence;
  5. each stanza is full of figures of speech (according to Fernando Monleon, Balagtas used 28 types in 395 instances throughout the poem);
  6. the author is usually anonymous;

Famous AwitsEdit

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