12 terms

Point of View


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point of view
_____ is the position from which a narrator sees and understands what is happening
first person
_____ point of view involves the use of either of the two pronouns "I" and "we".
second person
_____ point of view uses the pronoun "you".
third person
_____ 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 from Treguier to Kervanda. We passed at a smart trot between the hedges topping an earth wall on each side of the road; then at the foot of the steep ascent before Ploumar the horse dropped into a walk, and the driver jumped down heavily from the box. He flicked his whip and climbed the incline, stepping clumsily uphill by the side of the carriage, one hand on the footboard, his eyes on the ground. After a while he lifted his head, pointed up the road with the end of the whip, and said: "The idiot!" I was startled by his outburst.