Point of View. The Story’s Voice. What Is Point of View?. Point of view is the vantage point from which a writer tells a story. A writer tells a story through the voice of a narrator. A narrator may be an outside observer or a character in the story.
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The Story’s Voice
This time, though, he wanted a chance to try his hand at more serious acting. Mercutio’s character seemed the perfect role for him—sometimes foolish and other times brooding and angry.Third-Person-Limited Point of View
Before I could get the role, though, I would have to impress Mr. Glover. I closed my eyes and pictured myself standing on the balcony as Juliet: My heart is heavy because my love is my sworn enemy, and I’ll probably never get the chance to see him again. My voice is sad and full of longing. “O, Romeo…”First-Person Point of View
What Have You Learned?
Match these terms with the correct definition.
Omniscient Third-person limited First person
_________________— The narrator is a character in the story and tells what he or she experiences.
_________________— The narrator is an observer and knows everything about all the characters.
_________________— The narrator is an observer and describes the thoughts and feelings of just one character.