Point of View

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Point of View

  1. 1. Point of view<br />POV<br />
  2. 2. POV<br />The frame of reference for a story.<br />Who is telling it.<br />First Person<br />Third Person Limited<br />Third Person Omniscient <br />
  3. 3. First Person POV<br />Someone IN the story is telling it.<br />Clues: “I” “Me” “My”<br />Limited to what the narrator knows<br />The First Person narrator can be WRONGif he is uninformed, biased, crazy, etc.<br />
  4. 4. Third Person Limited<br />Outside narrator- is not a character INthe story<br /><ul><li>Follows only one person around
  5. 5. Think of the narrator as an invisible cameraman that follows a specific person around.</li></ul>Readers only know what the person being followed knows<br />Can be wrong<br />
  6. 6. Third Person Omniscient <br />“Omniscient” means “All Knowing”<br />Outside Narrator<br />Can follow ANYONEaround in the story<br />Can read the mind of ANYONEin the story<br />Can jump from character to character<br />If the author plays fair, is not wrong (though he doesn’t have to tell everything).<br />

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