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point of view
_____ is the position from which a narrator sees and understands what is happening
_____ point of view involves the use of either of the two pronouns "I" and "we".
_____ point of view uses the pronoun "you".
_____ point of view uses pronouns like "he", "she", "it", "they" or a name.
2nd person point of view
Your alarm clock shatters the early Monday silence. You hit the snooze button and pull the covers up over your head.
1st Person pronouns
Key words: I, me, we, our...
3rd person pronouns
Key words: He, she, they, their
a word that takes the place of a noun
1st, 2nd, & 3rd are all
points of view
3rd Person Limited point of view
Marla walked across the crowded dance floor. A spy was stealing secrets from the government, and Marla had figured out who he was. Now, her job was to make friends with him. Marla would then trick the spy into telling who sent him. That part could be hard. It all depends, Marla thought, on whether he likes to dance. Marla reached the corner where the spy was standing. She walked up to him and said, "Care to dance?" He looked surprised, but then he smiled.
3rd Person Omniscient point of view
Marla walked toward the enemy spy. I wonder whether I can get him to trust me, she thought. Marla did not realize that the spy knew who she was. As the spy watched her walking toward him, he thought, I will pretend to help her—but then I will double-cross her!
1st Person point of view
We were driving along the road Hilton Head to Cincinnati. I was so sad to be leaving the beach that I was being grumpy to my brother. My mother turned and around and told me to cheer up. She gave me a Tootsie Roll to lift my spirits.
3rd Person Objective
The students worked quietly at their desks during the test. The teacher walked around the room and monitored their work. One student raised her hand and asked to use the restroom. The teacher agreed and quietly opened the door. The rest of the students did not look up from their tests.
3rd Person Omniscient
Uses the pronouns he, she, they, them and the reader knows the thoughts and feelings of more than one character.
3rd Person Limited
Uses the pronouns he, she, they, them and the reader knows only the thoughts and feelings of one character
3rd Person Objective
Uses the pronouns he, she, they, them and the reader but the reader does not hear any thoughts or feelings.
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