Point of View (POV) is whose eyes the story is told through.
First person is the most intimate POV, because you experience the story from only one person’s POV. Since you are hearing the story through only one person’s POV, you will not know about any events this character does not know of and you will not experience anything this character does not personally experience.
Second person is told from the perspective of “you”. This is not commonly used, except in instructional writings.
In the omniscient POV everything is seen, everything is known. With it you only read about things the different character’s experience. Whether or not you experience what the characters experience depends upon how caught up you are in the story.
Third person POV is a compromise between omniscient POV and first person POV. This POV allows you to switch back and forth between different characters and the unique way they each see things. There are multiple lead characters using third person POV. This is now the one used most by writers.
Do you have any more points you might like to share about Point of View? Please post them in the comments section of this blog post.
And now to this week’s readings:
James Karuga takes us into the world of teens and popularity in Bad Hair Day.
Dominic Owour allows us to look into his quest for legal permission to drive a vehicle in Driving Licence
Jimmy Mwandigha has a story about fast foods, University professors and the President in Chips
We continue with Nixon Mateulah’s story which begun in last week’s Blog. Tears of a Mother-Part Two.
We conclude this week’s reading with Juliet Maruru’s ramble about her mum and motorbikes in Me, Mum and Bikes.
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Have a wonderful week!
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