PUNJAB PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
COMBINED COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR RECRUITMENT TO THE
POSTS OF PROVINCIAL MANAGEMENT SERVICE, ETC. (BS-17) – 2015
SUBJECT: ENGLISH LITERATURE (PAPER-I)
TIME ALLOWED: THREE HOURS MAXIMUM MARKS: 100
Note: Attempt Five questions. All questions carry equal marks. Question No. 1 is compulsory.
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 Sophocle’s 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.