Point of View
When you write a story, you are telling it to someone. A narrator is the person who tells the story. Point of view is the perspective, or view, from which the narrator tells the story. Most stories are told in either first-person or third-person point of view.
In first-person point of view, the narrator is a character in the story. The words I and we are used.
Second-person point of view is rarely used in fiction. The narrator speaks directly to the reader, making you part of the book.
In third-person point of view, the narrator tells the story without actually being in it. The story uses words such as he, she, it, and they. When the narrator knows only the thoughts and feelings of a single character, the point of view is third-person limited.
In some stories, the narrator knows about all of the characters’ thoughts and feelings. This is called third-person omniscient point of view.
Comparing and contrasting the point of view from which different stories are told can change how you think about the narrator and characters. A story told from first-person point of view gives you a very personal look at a character’s (the narrator’s) thoughts and feelings. However, it is only the way one character views the story. A story told in third-person point of view might seem less personal, but you may get a broader view of the characters.