Point of View in Literature by shiann lewis and lex tellez

What is the point of view?

The angle of considering things which show us the opinion, or feelings of the individuals involved in a situation. In literature point of view is made of narration that an author employs to let the readers "hear + see" what takes place in story poem.

Point of View vs Narrator

If the narrator is a participant in the story, it is more likely that the point of view would be first person, as the narrator is witnessing + interacting with the events + other characters firsthand. If the narrator is a non- participant narrator is at the remove from the event.

Significance of Point of View in Literature

Point of view greatly affects both the readers experience of the story and the type of information the author is able to impart. First person creates greatly intimacy between the reader and the story, while third person allows the author to add much more complexity to the plot + development of different characters that one character wouldn't be able to percieve on his own


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