Point of View

Point of view describes the position of the narrator in a story. The main types of point of view are first person and third person. In first person, the narrator is a character in the story and uses “I” or “we” in non-dialogue text. In third person, the narrator is not a character in the story but is removed from the action and functions more as an observer. Second person point of view is more rare, and concentrates more on “you.” There are also many subcategories of each type of point of view. Check out our point of view anchor chart resources too!

The Elephant in the Room

I walked into the room, And then I heard a boom! I turned around. There it was. No reason why. Just because. I couldn’t quite believe my eyes. This was a really big surprise. An elephant was standing there In my bedroom! Was that fair? Was I going to have…

Pip Meets a Criminal

In Great Expectations, the reader follows Phillip Pirrup, or Pip, from childhood to manhood. In this passage from Chapter I, both of Pip’s parents have died, and he lives with his adult sister. Pip is visiting his parents’ graves in the church cemetery when he meets an escaped convict. —————————————…