Point of view (POV) has to do with the relationship of narrator’s to what’s being said: Is the narrator an observer or participant in the events being told? Does the narrator state his/her presence openly or attempt to remain invisible? Is the narrator apparently detached and dispassionate and, or does he/she have a stake in the story? Writers have to ask themselves these questions to understand the point of view. Selecting a point of view does not only help a writer to give information but also to tell it in the right way. The following are the main forms of point of view:
First-Person Singular
This POV is characterized by the use of “I.” It reveals the experience of an individual directly through the narration. The information conveyed is limited the direct experience of the first-person narrator.
First-Person Plural
This POV is characterized by the use of “we.” It uses a group of individuals speaking as one. Although this form is less common compared with the first-person singular, it can be powerful because it combines the intimacy and personality of the first person with some omniscient third person’s abilities.
Second Person
This form takes as its main you,” narrating what you are or what you do. This POV is frequently used in short narrations, where there’s less room for redundancy and error. Second Person is difficult to sustain in a long work.
Third-Person Limited
This POV is characterized by the use of “she,” “he” or the name of a character, as in, “Ann hated math. She hated it immensely.” This POV spends the entire story in only one perspective of a character and occasionally going inside the mind of the character.
Third-Person Omniscient
This POV is not only characterized by the use of “she” or “he” but also by having the God’s power. Third-Person Omniscient can go into perspective or consciousness of any character and reveals her or his feelings; able to go to any place, setting, or time.


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