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Understanding Point of View

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Understanding Point of View What is Point of View? by Sarah Marchese and Jessica Wheeler Point of View is what allows you to 'see' and 'hear' what is going on in the story.
It is used to help readers understand the story and comes in three varieties:
First Person, Second Person, and Third Person. First Person Definition First Person is used to hear the thoughts of a narrator and see the world through their eyes. Determining First Person To tell that you are reading first person, the character narrates the story using words such as I, Me, and Mine. First Person Example Second Person Definition In this Point of View, the author has made the reader a character in the story through your eyes. The author speaks directly to the reader. Determining Second Person The author speaks directly to the reader using words such as 'you' and 'your'. Second Person Example Third Person Definition Third Person is the point of view that is of an outsider looking in on the story. There are three different forms of Third Person: Third Person Omniscient, Third Person Limited, and Third Person Objective. Third Person Definitions In Third Person Omniscient, the thoughts of every character are open to the reader.

In Third Person Limited, only the thoughts of one character are open either throughout the story or in a specific section.

In Third Person Objective, the facts are reported by a seemingly neutral, impersonal observer. Third Person Example: Third Person Limited Questions and Answers on All Three Points of View First Person Questions: Which sort of words are used in the First Person Point of View?

What story was used as an example of First Person? Second Person Questions: Which sort of words are used in the Second Person Point of View?

What story was used as an example of Second Person? Third Person Questions: What are three kinds of Third Person Point of Views?

What are some examples of stories that Third Person was used in? First Person Answers: Which sort of words are used in First Person Point of View? The words I, Me, and Mine can be used in First Person as many as many others. What was the example used for First Person? Second Person Answers: What sort of words are used in Second Person Point of View stories? The narrator could use words such as You and Your in Second Person Point of View. What story was used as an example of Second Person Point of View? Third Person Answers: What are the three kinds of Third Person Point of Views? There is Third Person Omniscient, Third Person Limited, and Third Person Objective. What are some example of Stories that used Third Person? Acknowledgments/Credits Catching Fire By Suzanne Collins 'The only time I really get to see Gale now is on Sundays, when we meet up in the woods to hunt together.' 'I keep hoping that as time passes we'll regain the ease between us.' Bright Lights, Big City By: Jay Mcinerney "You are leaning back against a post that may or may not be structural with regard to the building, but which feels essential to your own maintenance of an upright postition." Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows By: J.K. Rowling 'Harry looked up at his uncle and felt a mixture of exasperation and amuesment.... Harry's favorite moment had been the one when Uncle Vernon, unaware that Dudley had added his dumbbells to his case since the last time it had been unpacked, had attempted to hoist it back into the boot and collasped with roars of pain and much swearing.' -'You', ch. 1 Third Person Example: Third Person Omniscient Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins Bright Lights, Big City by Jay Mcinerney Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling, Charlotte's Web, and The Fellowship of the Rings Websites Used: amazon.com
grammar.about.com Stories Used: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Bright Lights, Big City by Jay Mcinerney
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
Fellowship of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien Third Person Example: Third Person Objective Fellowship of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien Charlotte's Web by E.B. White 'Fern pushed a chair out of the way and ran outdoors. The grass was wet and the earth smelled of springtime. Fern's sneakers were sopping by the time she caught up with her father.' ''You had better come and live here, Frodo my lad,' said Bilbo one day; 'and then we can celebrate our birthday-parties comfortably together.' At that time Frodo was still in his tweens, as the hobbits called the irresponsible twenties between childhood and coming of age at thirty-three.'
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