(Download) UPSC IAS Mains Exam 2019 - English Literature


(Download) CS (MAIN) EXAM:2019 English Literature


Exam Name: CS (MAIN) EXAM:2019 English Literature
Marks: 250
Time Allowed : Three Hours

PAPER - 1

SECTION-A

1. Write short notes on the following. Each question should be answered in about 150 words : 10x5=50 Mark

(a) The English Renaissance and its impact

(b) The characteristics of the Victorian Age

(c) The unique features of Metaphysical Poetry

(d) The difference between a Burlesque and a Mock-epic

(e) Novel as a moral fable

PAPER - 2

SECTION-A

Q1. Critically comment in about 150 words each on the following passages : 10x5=50 Mark

(a) A shudder in the loins engenders there
The broken wall, the burning roof and tower
And Agamemnon dead.

                                    (Yeats) 10 Mark

(b) Time present and time past
Are both perhaps present in time future,
And time future contained in time past.

                                    (Eliot) 10 Mark             

(c) Was he free? Was he happy? The question is absurd :
Had anything been wrong, we should certainly have heard.

                                    (Auden) 10 Mark

(d) Ah, solving that question
Brings the priest the doctor
In their long coats
Running over the fields.

                                    (Larkin) 10 Mark                            

(e) Only the Egyptians had it  right :
their kings hed sisters for queens
to continue the incests
of childhood into marriage.

                                    (Ramanujan) 10 Mark                                                                             

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