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Point of View Lesson

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Courtney Kolerich

on 28 April 2016

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Point Of View Lesson

What Is Point Of View?
How does Darla feel about having Nemo as a pet?
Point of View is the way the author allows the reader to "see" and "hear" what is going on.
The point of view is the perspective of the narrator in the story. You,
the reader
, see the story through the eyes of the narrator which can be either a
First Person
Second Person
Third Person Limited, Third Person Objective
Third Person Omniscient
point of view.

Consider the following to understand how perspective can affect a situation....
Point of View is the angle from which events of the story are told.
Point of View is the perspective from which the story is told.
How does Nemo feel about becoming Darla's pet?
First Person Point of View
The person telling the story is
the story. He or she is participating in the action.
Clue Words for First Person Point of View
First Person Narration Is Generally.....
First person will usually include how the main character is feeling or what they are thinking.
In this style of narration the author
speaks directly to the reader.
The author will employ
the pronouns
This Style of
Narration is rare.
Third Person Point of View
The character telling the story does not
participate in the action.
Three types of third person narration
third-person limited

third-person omniscient
third-person objective
Third-Person Limited:
The reader is made aware
of the thoughts and feelings of only
one character.
Third-Person Omniscient:
The word

The reader knows the thoughts
and feelings of
the main

Third-person narration is generally...
Time to test your new knowledge:
Can you identify which point of view
is being used in the following situations?
Anita loved classical music, but she didn’t want her friends to know that. She was afraid they would laugh at her. When she was alone in her room, however, the air was hers, and she filled it with the sounds of violins and cellos.

When my father was transferred to Ireland, we all went with him. Our new house was near downtown Dublin and very near my new school. I thought the street was lovely, with flower boxes blooming everywhere, but the kids in the neighborhood seemed to be ignoring me.

Jiyang and Melissa had lived beside each other for three years, but they had never become friends. Jiyang was shy and often tongue-tied, so Melissa thought he was stuck-up. Melissa, on the other hand, never seemed to go anywhere without her soccer ball, so Jiyang believed she care only for sports. Both Jiyang and Melissa were wrong in their judgements.

Example of a First Person POV Passage

I woke up in the morning feeling terrific. I hadn't been this excited for the first year of school before. This was going to be my year! I couldn't wait to meet my teacher and see all of my friends again.

First Person is always:
Talks About 3rd Person
Example of a Third Person Limited POV Passage

turned and started walking north on Hector, right down the middle of the street, right down the invisible chalk line that divided East End from West End. Cars beeped at
, drivers hollered, but
never flinched. The Cobras kept right along with
on their side of the street. So did a bunch of East Enders on their side. One of them was Mars Bar. Both sides were calling for
to come over.

Example of a Third Person Omniscient POV Passage

was furious. “The men who moved it last night hugged it when they moved it. There’s all kinds of hugging.”

refused to look at
again and instead stared at the statue. The sound of footsteps broke the silence and
concentration. Footsteps from the Italian Renaissance were descending upon
! The guard was coming down the steps. Oh, baloney! thought
. There was just too much time before the museum opened on Sundays.
should have been in hiding already. Here
were out in the open with a light on!

Clue Words: Third Person Omniscient
"he/she", "him/her," "they," "them," "their,"
and the
characters' name

The keywords are the same as third person limited, so you have to be careful about knowing the difference between
3rd Person Limited
3rd Person Omniscient.
3rd person Limited
is only dealing with
main character while
3rd Person Omniscient
is dealing with
the main characters.
Clue Words: Third Person Limited
the characters' name
Answer: 1
Third Person Limited
Answer: 2
Answer: 3
First Person
Third Person Omniscient
The End....
Video Example: First Person POV
Pause Clip
Video Example: Third-Person Omniscient
Video Example: Overall Third Person Perspective
So think......
1. Is the narrator in the story?
2. What pronouns are used?
3. Does the narrator know the thoughts and feelings of all the characters, one character, or none of the characters?

Two Characters
Two Perspectives
The Different Types of Point of Views
Stop Here
Second Person Point of View
Second Person Point of View
is usually used when someone is giving directions or when the author is talking directly to the reader.
Clue Words for Second Person: "You"
Clue Words for Second Person:
Third Person Objective
Third Person Objective
is when a narrator tells a story without including any of the characters' thoughts, feelings or ideas. It is unbiased, or
Clue Words for Third Person Objective:
WARNING!!!!!!!!: The keywords are the same as third person limited and omniscient! So, you have to be careful about knowing the difference between for third person! Remember
3rd person Limited
is only dealing with "One" main character,
3rd Person Omniscient
is dealing with "All" the main characters and
3rd Person Objective
doesn't include thoughts or feelings for any of the characters.
Example of Second Person Point of View:

need to be in your seats when the principal arrives. Tom and Jerry, I’m speaking to
as well. By the way, are these comic books
Example of Third Person Objective:

3rd Person Objective is usually used in easy-to-read books.

"The alarm clock sounded. Brian jumped out of bed with a smile on his face."
Now, lets look at how point of view effects how a story is told.
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