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What’s Point of View in a Story?

Grade 7
Jun 16, 2023

What Does Point of View Mean?

An author’s voice that tells or narrates a story is referred to as the narrator. The viewpoint that a tale is told from is called the narrator’s point of view.

What’s Point of View in a Story?

The character’s or narrator’s point of view is what they can see when telling the story (his or her perspective). By deciding on a point of view, the author selects “who” will tell the story. Depending on who the narrator is, he or she may be standing at one point and observing the action.

Activity Time

Bird viewpoint

Write About This Bird from Your Viewpoint in a Few Lines.



Let’s Have a Review of Student’s Answers.

  • Students express their opinions in various forms of writing.
  • No two pupils have identical sentences because everyone thinks differently, which helps us learn that each person’s point of view depends on how they personally interpret the statement.
  1. Discuss the points of contention. Who is accurate? Is there a single right response?
  2. Can you alter your opinion? why or why not
  3. Your point of view may cause you to notice something that your peers don’t, or it may cause you to see the same thing.

What Do You Mean by Point of View?

The angle at which something or someone is being watched. It refers to the narrator’s style of narration in a story.


In stories, there are primarily three types of points of view. One can identify these various points of view by asking.

Who is telling the story?

1. First-person Point of View

The First-person point of view is used in several stories. This means that they are narrated from the viewpoint of a single character, who will use the pronouns “I” and “me” to express acts. ” For example, they might state, “I was thirteen when the conflict started.”

The first-person point of view is the best choice for authors who want their readers to empathies with and comprehend the main character’s ideas, motives, and experiences.

2. Second-person Point of View

The second-person point of view is less frequently used in literature, using the pronoun “you” and speaking directly to the reader. A second-person narrative would state. “You were thirteen years old when the war started.”


Combining first- and second-person narration is a literary convention that occurs more frequently. This is typical in stories where the protagonist speaks directly to the reader or in epistolary novels.

3. Third-person Point of View

The third-person point of view also uses a narrator to describe how characters behave in the story: When the war started, he was thirteen years old.

  • Omniscient, in which numerous characters’ experiences are detailed.
  • Limited Omniscience, in which the narrator concentrates on just one character’s thoughts.
  • Objective, in which the narrator withholds any details regarding the characters’ thoughts or emotions from the audience.


There are nuanced viewpoints within these various points of view that authors might explore. Each kind of narrative has merits, and each has been utilized in a variety of literary works.

What is the First Person, Second Person, and Third Person Point of View?

The three primary categories of point of view used in literature are as follows. A character’s point of view is expressed in first-person; the reader is positioned as the primary character in the second person, and an outside narrator tells the story in the third person.

Read the Story to Grasp the Main Idea and Then Write It in Your Lines.

We stayed in an ancient gypsy caravan that was hidden behind a gas station. The gas station, the caravan, and the small land back belonged to my father, but that was about all he had in the world. It was a tiny gas station located on a back road in a rural area surrounded by hills covered with trees and farms.

My father took care of all the countless additional tasks a mother would usually perform for her kid when I was still a newborn, including washing, feeding, changing diapers, and bathing. For a man, that is not an easy duty, especially when he also has to provide customers with gasoline and fix motor car engines to make ends meet. My father, though, didn’t appear to mind.

I believe he showed me the same amount of affection that he had shown my mother while she was still living. I never experienced any sadness or illness in my early years, and now it’s my fifth birthday.

Write the story from your point of view after noting the important aspects of the narrative.


Let’s Practice with a Few Examples

In the third-person narrative from the provided text, express your point of view.

Many of the fishermen made fun of the old man as they sat on the terrace, which infuriated him. The other elder fishermen gazed at him dejectedly. However, they kept it under wraps as they gently discussed what they had seen while mentioning the current, the depths at which they had floated their lines, the constant fine weather, and the current.

The day’s successful fisherman had already come in, killed their marlins, and dragged them full length over two planks to the fish house where they waited for the ice truck to take them to the market in Havana. At each end of each plank were two men stumbling. Those who had captured sharks had brought them to the shark factory on the other side of the cove, where they were hoisted on a block and tackle, their livers removed, their fins chopped off, their hides stripped out, and their meat cut into strips for salting.



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