Point of View

point of view, first-person point of view, second-person point of view, third-person point of view
STUDY
PLAY
point of view
it gives the perspective from which a story is told
first-person point of view
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.
second-person point of view
the second-person point of view to is used when the narrator is addressing the reader and using pronouns like you, your, yours; examples: recipes, directions, messages, emails, presentations, business and technical writing
third-person point of view
the narrator is someone outside the action, rather than a character.
third-person
For a child her age, Alice was unusually content to spend prolonged periods alone, sitting in the backyard, leaning up against a tree and gazing into the distance.
third-person
Alex didn't know where to run. He didn't know who to talk to. He couldn't talk to any of his friends. He didn't even know who they really were.
first-person
I can see mountains. However, I don't feel cheerful. I feel abandoned.
third-person
Gilbert pretended he hadn't heard. His father raised his furry eyebrows and smiled a genuine and delighted smile.
first-person
Then, one morning, to my surprise, I was called into the office. I was told my mother was coming to pick me up for lunch.
third-person
"I don't want to go to bed!" screeched the toddler as she ran away from her father.
second-person
To bake a cake, you must first gather all of your ingredients. Mix the dry ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl.
first-person
"What time do I need to be there to pick you up?" I asked my little brother as he headed off to soccer practice.
first-person
"The dog was found in the back alley. He looked dirty and hungry," I explained to my mother.