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Practice Point of View

point of view, first-person point of view, third-person point of view, omniscient third-person point of view, limited third-person point of view, setting and mood

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Point of View
It gives the perspective from which a literary work is told.
First Person Point of View Definition
The narrator (the voice that is telling the story) is a character who is part of the action and uses the first-person pronouns I, me, and my. The reader sees everything through this character's eyes.
Third Person Point of View Definition
The narrator is someone outside the action, rather than a character.
Three types of third-person point of view
Omniscient, objective and limited third-person points of view.
Third Person Omniscient Point of View Defiition
the narrator is an all-knowing observer who can relate what every character thinks and feels
Third Person Limited Point of View Definition
the narrator relates some thoughts and feelings of only one character - but that character is not actually telling the story
Third Person Limited Example
Explorer and navigator Christopher Columbus was born in 1451 in the Republic of Genoa, Italy. His first voyage into the Atlantic Ocean in 1476 scared him as it nearly cost him his life. Columbus participated in several other expeditions to Africa. 1492, Columbus brevely left Spain in the Santa Maria, with the Pinta and the Niña along side. He has been credited for opening up the Americas to European colonization.
First Person Point of View Example
To my surprise Ned Land fell right to sleep. Then Conseil also dropped into a deep slumber. I yawned.
Third Person Omniscient Example
George eagerly sprinted to lunch. He couldn't wait to tell his friend Tim what had happened during P.E. While running, he bumped into Eli. He winced in pain, wondering why things like that always happen to him.
Third Person Objective Point of View Definition
The narrator tells the story without revealing the thoughts or feelings of any characters.
Third Person Objective Example
Julie jumped and grabbed the rebound. She turned and passed the ball to Sara. Sara dribbled up the court. She passed to Jennifer who shot and missed.
The lesson learned by the reader