Thursday, March 31, 2005

Which point of view?

the leading character and the storyteller are not usually the same person

Which POV point of view is a technical and artistic decision

When I hang out with writers we discuss POV as technique

google search POV+techniqu

Stylistic Devices - Points of View

First-person narrator

The narrator tells the story from his / her point of view (I).
It is a limited point of view as the reader will only know what the narrator knows.

The advantage of the first person narration is that the narrator shares his / her personal experiences and secrets with the reader so that the reader feels part of the story.

Third-person narrator

The narrator is not part of the plot and tells the story in the third person (he, she).

Usually the narrator is all-knowing (omniscient narrator): he / she can switch from one scene to another, but also focus on a single character from time to time.

google search First-person+narrator

google search third-person+narrator

Fantastic Narrator

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An author can relate a tale through a third person narrator detached from the story or by allowing one of the characters involved in the action to describe the events.

Different stylistic techniques also present varying possibilities within these forms of narration.

Why do


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