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ENGLISH LITERATURE (PAPER-I) | (PMS Past Paper 2015)

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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.

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