English Literature Punjab PMS Paper I 2015

PUNJAB PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
COMBINED COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR
RECRUITMENT TO THE POSTS OF
PROVINCIAL MANAGEMENT SERVICE, ETC. – 2015

ENGLISH LITERATURE (OPTIONAL) PAPER I

TIME ALLOWED: THREE HOURS MAXIMUM MARKS: 100

Note: Attempt any FIVE questions. Attempt in English or Urdu language. All questions carry equal marks.

Q.1. Comment on the significance within the relevant texts of Two of the following excerpts:
(a) One short sleep past, we wake eternally, and death shall be no more; Death, thou shalt die.
(b) The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.
(c) It was a miracle of rare device, a sunny pleasure-dome with caves of ice.

Q.2. Comment on Shakespeare’s and Downe’s use of the sonnet form.

Q.3. List the key Romantic concepts manifest in Keat’s “Ode to a Nightingale”

Q.4. How is the tension between native themes and foreign language resolved by Pakistani Poets?

Q.5. Seamus Heaney’s “Digging” is a poem about the process of literary creativity. Do you agree?

Q.6. Discuss the evolution of tragedy from Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex to Miller’s Death of a salesman.

Q.7. How did Osborne’s Look Back in Auger impact upon drama writing in the 1950s?

Q.8. At one level The Tempest is a play about the colonizer and the colonized. Elaborate.

Q.9. Analyse the universal appeal of Death of a salesman.

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