14 terms

Point of View Review

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First Person Definition
The narrator is a character in the story and they can only share their personal thoughts and feelings.
Second Person Definition
The narrator is talking directly to the reader as if they were having a conversation.
Third Person Limited Definition
The narrator is an outsider (not a character in the story) and they can only reveal one character's thoughts and feelings.
Third Person Omniscient Definition
The narrator is an outsider (not a character in the story) and they can reveal the thoughts and feelings of many characters.
Third Person Objective/Camera View Definition
The narrator is an outsider (not a character in the story) and they can NOT reveal the thoughts and feelings of any characters.
First Person Example
"I can see a tent pack that would protect from almost any sort of weather. If I had the guts to go in and fight for it against the other twenty-three tributes. Which I have been instructed not to do."
Second Person Example
"...I reckon it don't matter if you like me or not. I'm here to lay the record straight, to let you know them folks saying I done terrible things are liars."
Third Person Limited Example
"He could no longer trust his friend. Justin had betrayed him when told his secret. What would he now? He didn't know who to turn to."
Third Person Omniscient Example
"A Monkey, excited to be dancing in an assembly of the Beasts was pleased to be elected their King. A Fox, envious of the honor, tried to trick Monkey."
Third Person Objective Example
"John Doe's head wound heals. The mummylike dressing on his crown is replaced by a simple gauze bandage. There's no unsteadiness to his movements."
First Person Key Words
I, me, my, mine, we, us, our, ours
Second Person Key Words
you, your, yours
Third Person Key Words
he, his, him, she, hers, her, they, them, theirs
Point of View / Narrator Definition
the person telling the story