Points-of-View. 8 th -Grade Reading Ms. Jordan. Point of View. Also called P.O.V. The person’s perspective through which the reader “ views ” the story. P.O.V. is an acronym (letters that serve as initials for words) for:. Point of view Past overview Prefix of view
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8th-Grade Reading Ms. Jordan
Also called P.O.V.
The person’s perspective through which the reader “views” the story.
The narrator is a character in the story who can reveal only personal thoughts and feelings and what he or she sees and is told by other characters.
S/he can’t tell us thoughts of other characters.
Uses pronouns “me,” “I,” and “we.”
First-person point of view is usually used by an author to reveal a character’s personal thoughts and feelings.
When reading a piece and noting the author uses the word “I,” “me,” and “we;” the reader immediately knows the piece is written in first person point-of-view.
The narrator is an outsider who sees into the mind of one of the characters.
Can follow the perspective of only one character (usually the main character).
Refers to the main character by his/her name and uses the pronouns “she,” “he,” or “they.”
Limited to one character
The prefix “omni” means “all.”
Therefore, when a writer uses third-person P.O.V., the reader can see into the thoughts of all characters the author chooses.
It’s as though it’s from a god-like perspective.
Also known as “omniscient.”
“Omniscient” means “all knowing.”
With this P.O.V., the author can see into the mind of any and all characters.