Describe your point of view in one word
Understanding Point of View
Point of view is the perspective from which a story is told. It is important to understand the point of view in order to understand the story. Different points of view can affect the way a reader interprets the story.
Point of view
Subjective Point of View: a point of view that is based on personal opinions, interpretations, feelings, and attitudes.
Objective Point of View: a point of view that is based on facts and objectivity.
Third Person Point of View: a point of view that is outside of the story, using he/she/they to refer to the characters.
Did you know?
The point of view of a story can shift throughout the narrative, allowing for the reader to see events from different perspectives. In the English language, point of view is often referred to as 'perspective.' When authors write in the second-person point of view, they are directly addressing the reader as 'you.'
Work together in pairs: What is the difference between first-person point of view and third-person point of view, and how do they affect the way a story is told?
How might the story have been different if it had been told from a different character's perspective?
Work together in pairs: What is the difference between first person and third person point of view, and how can understanding this difference help a writer craft a better narrative?
Brain break: Draw a dancing pineapple with sunglasses and a top hat!
What is the definition of first-person point of view?
- The narrator is a character in the story and uses 'I' to refer to themselves.
- The narrator knows everything about all characters and events.
- The story is told from an objective perspective.
Which pronoun is commonly used in second-person point of view?
'She went to the park.' This sentence is an example of which point of view?
What type of point of view provides a limited perspective, only revealing one character's thoughts and feelings?
- Third-Person Limited
In which point of view does the narrator have complete knowledge about all characters' thoughts, feelings, and actions?
- Third-Person Omniscient