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Unformatted text preview: English 9 Mr. Diercks Name _____________________________ Point of View in Writing Block _________ 1st Person Point of V iew Person speaking, uses first person pronouns (I, me, my, etc.) 2nd Person Point of V iew Speaking to someone, uses second person pronouns (you, your, yours) 3rd Person Point of V iew Speaking about someone, uses third person pronouns (he, she, it, they, etc.) My darling, YOU look simply gorgeous tonight! Would YOU like to dance? THEY look so happy. Im sure THEYRE happy as THEY can be. Point of View in Writing & Is this the same as POV in our vocabulary writing? Not exactly. In our vocabulary lesson writing prompts, were pretending to take on the r ole of another person: a newspaper journalist, a magazine movie reviewer, a detective writing the text of a wanted poster to track down a criminal. This meaning of Point of View requires you to become someone other than yourself. When we talk about Point of View in most writing, were talking about whether you are the narrator referring to yourself, someone speaking directly to someone else (often the reader), or someone speaking about someone else. & How do I know which Point of View to use in my writing? Well, thats what this handout is all about. If you are writing a personal essay where youre telling about an experience that happened to you, you would use First Person Point of V iew. You would use first person pronouns like the ones listed under the first car-iew....
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