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HCS mains 2009 question paper english literature optional

HCS MAINS 2009 ENGLISH LITERATURE  (Code-09) 

Time : 3 Hours          Maximum Marks : 150

Note : Attempt FIVE questions in all. All questions carry equal marks. Question No. l is compulsory. Answer two questions from Part -I and two questions from Part - II. The parts of the same question must be answered together and must not be interposed between answers to other questions.

1.Write critical notes on any four of the following : (4 X 7.5 = 30)

a) Signi?cance of the fool in Shakespeare’s King Lear.

b) Tennyson’s ‘In Memorium’ as a representative poem.

c) Jane Austen’s ‘Pride & Prejudice’ as a social comedy.

d) ‘ In Memory of W.B.Yeats’ as an-elegiac poem by W.H. Auden.

e) Major themes of W.B.Yeats’ poetry.

f) Mother — son relationship in D.H. Lawrence’s ‘Sons and Lovers’

PART - I 

2. Discuss the development of poetry during the Romantic era in English Literature. (30)

3.Write an essay on John Milton’s ‘Paradise Lost’ as an epic. (30)

4.Comment on Henry Fielding as a realist with special reference to ‘Tomb Joans’. (30)

PART-II

5. Give a critical appreciation of ‘The Love Song of J.Alfred Prufrack’ By T S Eliot (30) 

6. Comment on the rise and development of the  Stream of  consciousness novel in English Literature. Give illustrations from the Novels you have read“ (30)

7 Comment on East-West encounter in ‘A passage to India” by EM Forster (30)