Syllabus of West Bengal SSC English Hons/PG, 2007

Syllabus of West Bengal School Service Commission English Exam Honours, Postgraduate
Poetry
1. Sidney…………………………….. Loving in Truth
2. Spenser…………………………… One day I Wrote Her Name
3. Shakespeare……………………… Shall I compare thee
4. John Donne………………………. The Good Morrow
5. George Herbert………………….. Virtue
6. Alexander Pope………………….. The Rape of the Lock (Cantos I & II)
7. Blake…………………………….. The Tyger, The Lamb
8. Wordsworth………………………. Tintern Abbey
9. Coleridge…………………………. Christabel; Kubla Khan
10. Shelley……………………………. West Wind, To a Skylark
11. Keats……………………………… Ode to Nightingale, To Autumn
12. Tennyson………………………….. Ulysses
13. Browning………………………….. My Last Duchess
14. Yeats………………………………. The Wild Swans at Coole
15. Owen……………………………… Strange Meeting
16. Eliot……………………………….. Hollow Men

Drama
1. Shakespeare………………………. Macbeth
2. Goldsmith…………………………. She Stoops to conquer
3. Shaw……………………………… Arms and the Man
4. Synge……………………………… Riders to the Sea

Novel
1. Austen……………………………. Pride and Prejudice
2. Dickens…………………………… David Copperfield

Short Story
1. Conrad…………………………… The Lagoon
2. Joyce…………………………….. Araby
3. Maugham………………………… The Lotos Eater
4. Mansfield………………………… The Fly

Essay
1. Bacon……………………………. Of Studies
2. Lamb……………………………. Dream Children, The Superannuated Man
3. Shaw……………………………. Freedom

Grammar and Usage
Common Errors
Subject Verb Agreement, Tenses, Active and Passive Voices, Articles, Prepositions, Adverbs, Adjective
Sentence Forms
Simple, Compound, Complex, Relative Clauses
Joining and Splitting of Sentences
Narration
Direct and Indirect
Composition
A single paragraph of 50-60 words to be written on a given topic


Literary Devices
Rhetoric and Prosody

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