This is a handout to use to help students understand the basics of analyzing point of view. It includes explanations of the following terms related to point of view: narrator, speaker, first person point of view, protagonist, peripheral narrator, narrative distance, limitations of first person narration, unreliable narrator, second person point of view, third person point of view, omniscience, omniscient narrator, objective narrator, limited third person, focal character, means or perception, shifting third person narrator, shifting first person narrator, emotional distance, temporal distance, spatial distance, remote distance, moral distance, and intellectual distance.
This handout is keyed to the Virginia Standards of Learning as well as the Common Core Standards.
How to Look at Narrtative Using Literary Terms: Point of View
by Brad Hutchinson
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