20 terms

Point of View

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Point of view
the perspective used to tell a story
First person
The narrator is a character in the story
First person
Uses pronouns like I, me, my, us, we, our
Second person
The narrator addresses the the reader directly
Second person
Uses pronouns like you, your, yourself
Third person
The narrator is not involved in the plot and is telling the story from an outside perspective
Third person
Uses pronouns like he, she, they, him, her
Third person Omniscient
The narrator knows the thoughts and feelings of all the characters
Third person Limited
The narrator knows the thoughts and feelings of one character
Third person Objective
The narrator is unable to enter any characters minds, but is still an outside observer who only shares what is seen and heard
First person
It was times like these when I thought my father, who hated guns and had never been to any wars, was the bravest man who ever lived.
First person
I could not unlove him now, merely because I found that he had ceased to notice me.
Second person
To make lemonade, you add the juice of lemons to water and sugar.
Second person
My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.
Third person limited
John looked nervously at Patty as she reached into the cage without hesitation. She seemed to not
be scared of the snakes in the slightest.
Third person Omniscient
The president's friends were worried about his safety. They feared that rebel sympathizers would
try to kidnap or kill him. Lincoln himself had been living with fear and rumors of his
assassination for years.
Third person Omniscient
Hansel walked ahead of Gretel; after all, he knew he belonged in the front because Gretel was just a girl. Gretel dropped breadcrumbs behind her as she went, knowing that her bumbling brother couldn't be counted on to find his way home from the outhouse, let alone from the middle of the woods.
Third person Limited
Hansel walked ahead of Gretel. Gretel dropped breadcrumbs behind her as she went, knowing that her bumbling brother couldn't be counted on to find his way home from the outhouse, let alone from the middle of the woods.
Third person Objective
Hansel walked ahead of Gretel. Gretel dropped breadcrumbs behind her as she went.
Third person Objective
He is a great football player. He scored the most touchdowns this season.
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