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  • 1. Point of View Types of Narration
  • 2. The Mario I played…
  • 3. The Mario you play
  • 4. What’s the difference? The differencelies in point of view.
  • 5. Point of View The narrator’s position in the story. storyThree main types: 1. First person 2. Second person 3. Third person Who is telling the story?
  • 6. First Person• Point of view from someone inside of the story.• Uses pronouns “I,” “we,” “us,” “ours”
  • 7. Third Person• Point of view from someone outside of the story.• Uses pronouns “he,” “she,” “they,” etc.
  • 8. What is second-person, then?• Second-person point of view uses the pronouns “you” and “your.” – “You walk inside and see a terrible sight.”• Uncommon in literature.• Most common in written directions, like recipes and instruction manuals.
  • 9. Remember:Character dialogue does not reveal the point of view. Ignore the use of “I,” “you,” “he,” or “she” within quotes.Point of view is only revealed in the narration— the text outside of quotes that tells the story.
  • 10. Practice What is the point of view? Most of the kids ignored Julio. A few of thegirls looked him over with interest, but nobodyspoke or even smiled. They seemed to paymore attention to the fresh snow that wasfalling than to the discussion on polynomials.
  • 11. Practice What is the point of view? Most of the kids ignored Julio. A few of the girls looked him over with interest, but nobody spoke or even smiled. They seemed to pay more attention to the fresh snow that was falling than to the discussion on polynomials. Third PersonThe narrator is not a character in the story. They are the observer.
  • 12. Practice What is the point of view? I’m terrified of water. I took swimmingwhen I was little like everyone else, but Inever learned.
  • 13. Practice What is the point of view? I’m terrified of water. I took swimmingwhen I was little like everyone else, but Inever learned. First Person:We can see the character’s own thoughts from her perspective.