Point of View - Handout

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Point of View (P.O.V.) – Who is telling the story? There have are traditionally three main types of point of view used in literature. There are others, but the three  below are the ones you will encounter the most when reading fictional stories. Omniscient the writer tells the story using the third person (he said, she did, etc.)  The writer has access into every action and even the thoughts of all the characters. (all-knowing) benefit of showing the reader what is happening with other sub-plots and lesser characters before the  hero knows about it. It also offers the opportunity to allow the reader to see inside the villain's plans  for the protagonist. Example: She was sure there was someone following her. She walked faster, but the sense of foreboding closed  in around her like a cold hand clenching around her spine. When she turned to look behind her, the street was 
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2011 for the course ENG 112 taught by Professor Culper during the Fall '09 term at Grand Valley State University.

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