Point of View
Point of view is the way a story is told from a certain perspective. In literature, it can be told from the narrator's point of view or from a character's point of view. Understanding point of view can help you better understand a story.
Point of View
Point of View: the perspective from which a story or event is seen or told.
First Person Point of View: a narrative mode in which the story is told from the point of view of a character within the story.
Third Person Point of View: a narrative mode in which the story is told from a perspective outside of the characters in the story.
Did you know?
Point of view is sometimes referred to as 'narrative mode', which is the way a story is narrated to the reader. In literature, the point of view is determined by the person who is telling the story, known as the narrator.
Work together in pairs: Q: What is the difference between first person and third person point of view?
How might the story have been different if it was told from a different character's point of view?
Brain break: Draw a dancing banana wearing a top hat and tap shoes, grooving to a funky beat
Who is telling the story in the first person point of view?
- The illustrator
- The author
- A talking animal
- The main character
What does the third person point of view mean?
- One character tells the story. Use pronouns such as I, me, mine, or my.
- The narrator tells the story using the pronoun "you". The reader is a character.
- The narrator isn't involved in the events of the story. Story is told using pronouns such as "he", "she", "they", or "it".