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Narrator and Point-of-View

For the point of view, we pay attention to the pronouns the narrator uses to describe the thoughts and actions in the story.

The narrator of a story is described by the type of observational powers he or she employs. It is based on two elements—thoughts and actions.

These terms work in tandem to describe the narrator or the narrator’s point of view, how he or she sees the story.  We say a book has “third-person, limited narrator” or “a third-person, limited point of view.”  The most common are…