Point of View by mikesanye

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									Point of View
                 Point of View
   Point of View is the perspective from which a
    story is told from.

   There are three different kinds of point of view
    you need to know.
              First Person
First-person definition is when a story is
narrated by only one character at a time, who
refers to him- or herself using words and
phrases involving "I and/or "we." This allows
the reader or audience to see the point of view
(including opinions, thoughts, and feelings) only
of the narrator, and no other characters.
                  First Person
   In other words the story is being told by our
    main character and we will only know their
    thoughts if they tell us.
                                  I am going to
                                    break that
                                 camera as soon
                                 as I can get my
                                   hands on it.
          First Person Pronouns
   I                   If you see an
   Me
    Myself             abundance of
   My                 these pronouns
   Mine                you will know
   We
   Us
                          the story is
   Ourselves            being told in
   Our                  first person.
   Ours
                 Third Person
   He                    If you see an
   She                   abundance of
   Him                  these pronouns
   Himself
                          you will know
   His
                            the story is
   Her
                           being told in
   They
   Them
                           third person.
   Themselves
   Their
           Third Person
There are two different types of third
               person

 Let’s start with third person limited
     Third Person Limited
  Third person limited point of view is a
    method of storytelling in which the
  narrator knows only the thoughts and
feelings of a single character, while other
    characters are presented externally.
      Third Person Limited
In other words we are LIMITED to hearing the
     thoughts and feelings of ONE person
                            Jane thought she was
                            one cool baby in her
                               stunna shades.
   Third Person Omniscient
    Third Person Omniscient:
A method of storytelling in which the
  narrator knows the thoughts and
   feelings of all, or most, of the
       characters in the story
     Third Person Omniscient
In other words, we are an all powerful being able
  to spy on the thoughts and feelings of MANY
                      people

                               John (the father)
                             thought his son was
                            interested in what he
                                had to say, but
                              Tommy could care
                               less and was just
                            humoring his father.
But how can I easily tell them apart?
   There is a very simple process you can take
    to easily deciding which point of view you
    are looking at.



       Highlight thoughts and emotions green
                     FIRST
                Highlight pronouns
First Person                                  Third Person
                     If the majority of
   I                                            He
                pronouns are first person
   Me                                           She
                you know that it has to be
    Myself                                      Him
                first person point of view.
   My                                           Himself
   Mine                                         His
   We                                           Her
                    If the majority of
   Us                                           They
                   pronouns are third
   Ourselves                                    Them
                   person you need to
   Our                                          Themselves
                narrow it down by taking
   Ours                                         Their
                 one more simple step
                   Second
Highlight the thought and feeling words
Thought Words           Feeling Words
   Contemplated                Laughed
    Thought                    Guiltily

   Deliberated                Happily

    Reflected                  Angrily

    Meditated                 Lovingly

     Planned                Depressingly

   Understood                Resentfully

      Etc…                      Etc…
                Third Person
   How many people’s thoughts or feelings did you
    highlight?


      One              More than one
     Limited             Omniscient
                Let’s Practice!
             Highlight the pronouns
             Are they First or Third?

1.   Robert Jordan could walk well enough himself
     and he knew from following him since before
     daylight that the old man could walk him to
     death. Robert Jordan trusted the man,
     Anselmo, so far, in everything except
     judgment. He had not yet had an opportunity
     to test his judgment, and, anyway, the
     judgment was his own responsibility."
        Third Person Pronouns
1.   Robert Jordan could walk well enough himself
     and he knew from following him since before
     daylight that the old man could walk him to
     death. Robert Jordan trusted the man,
     Anselmo, so far, in everything except
     judgment. He had not yet had an opportunity
     to test his judgment, and, anyway, the
     judgment was his own responsibility."
Highlight the Thought and Feeling words
     Whose thoughts or feelings are we hearing?


1.    Robert Jordan could walk well enough himself
      and he knew from following him since before
      daylight that the old man could walk him to
      death. Robert Jordan trusted the man,
      Anselmo, so far, in everything except
      judgment. He had not yet had an opportunity
      to test his judgment, and, anyway, the
      judgment was his own responsibility."
     Third Person Limited
We only heard Robert Jordan’s (ONE
 PERSON’S) thoughts and feelings so
 we know that it must be third person
               limited
            Highlight the pronouns
            Are they First or Third?
2. Then he looked behind him and saw that no
   land was visible. “That makes no difference”
   he thought. “I can always come in on the glow
   from Havana.”
      Third Person Pronouns
2.Then he looked behind him and saw that
  no land was visible. “That makes no
  difference” he thought. “I can always come
  in on the glow from Havana.”
Highlight the Thought and Feeling words
  Whose thoughts or feelings are we hearing?

2.Then he looked behind him and saw that
  no land was visible. “That makes no
  difference” he thought. “I can always
  come in on the glow from Havana.”
       Third Person Limited
 We only heard “He” (ONE
 PERSON’S) thoughts and feelings so
 we know that it must be third person
 limited
             Highlight the pronouns
             Are they First or Third?
3. I reached down to pick up the shards of glass
     around Ester's bare feet. She didn't move, but
     her tension was like the skin on the bright, tiny
     beads of blood. I stifled my curse, and, like an
     idiot, grabbed at a piece of glass. It pierced my
     thumb like a knife.
                  First Person
3. I reached down to pick up the shards of glass
   around Ester's bare feet. She didn't move, but
   her tension was like the skin on the bright, tiny
   beads of blood. I stifled my curse, and, like an
   idiot, grabbed at a piece of glass. It pierced my
   thumb like a knife.

4 first person pronouns to 2 third person pronouns
          Highlight the pronouns
          Are they First or Third?

4. They sat down next to the fire. Mary
  daydreaming longingly and Mark
  nervously tapping his armrest
      Third Person Pronouns
4. They sat down next to the fire. Mary
  daydreaming longingly and Mark
  nervously tapping his armrest
Highlight the Thought and Feeling words
  Whose thoughts or feelings are we hearing?

4. They sat down next to the fire. Mary
  daydreaming longingly and Mark
  nervously tapping his armrest
   Third Person Omniscient



We heard and felt what both Mary and
   Mark were thinking and feeling.
             Practice

 Complete the rest of the packet
 using the simple technique you
          learned here!

								
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