English Literature Punjab PMS Paper I 2009

PUNJAB PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
COMBINED COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR
RECRUITMENT TO THE POSTS OF
PROVINCIAL MANAGEMENT SERVICE, ETC. – 2009

ENGLISH LITERATURE (OPTIONAL) PAPER – I

TIME ALLOWED: THREE HOURS MAXIMUM MARKS: 100

NOTE: Attempt any FIVE questions: Question No. 1 is compulsory.

Q.1 Give reference to the context, and critically appreciate ANY TWO of the following (this is a compulsory question) 10+10

(a) To me the meanest flower that blows can give

Thoughts that do often lie too deep for tears.

(b) I am in my condition

A prince, Miranda; I do think a king —

I would, not so! — and would no more endure

This wooden slavery than to suffer

The flesh-fly blow my mouth.

(c) Freddy loves me: that makes him king enough for me. I don’t want him to work: he wasn’t brought up to it as I was. I’ll go and be a teacher.

(d) He is all pine and I am apple orchard.

Q.2 Greek drama represents the best of human psyche. even today. Explain with reference to your readings of any Greek play. 20

Q.3 Despite functioning under a divine Providence. William Shakespeare’s characters are allowed a freedom to live their own lives. Comment with examples from any of the Shakespeare’s plays you have read.

Q.4 Modem age in England was representative of fragmented human thought and broken feelings; it highlighted the social and political issues of the time. Comment with reference to your readings of ANY TWO of the following: 10+10
(a) W.B. Yeats. (b) T.S. Eliot. (c) John Osborn.

Q.5 Pick on any of the plays written by an American playwright to make a claim that in spirit American Drama deals with the struggling human will against complicated social odds that affect relationships. 20

Q.6 Write a note on the basic features of literary Romanticism, giving examples from the poem/poems you have analyzed. 20

Q.7 Give details and analyze poems you have read by Maya Angelou or Sylvia Math or both. 20

Q.8 Develop an essay of a reasonable length to highlight some of the basic elements and features of drama OR poetry. Explain with examples. 20

Q.9 Do you like Pakistani poets writing in English? Why? Justify and give examples from the poems you have read. 20

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