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Creative Writing

Lesson 6- Point of View

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What point of view is this sentence written in? "Even before it came into sight, I recognized the growl of Pat Bailey's old truck, heading back from town." First Person
Is this written in First Person? "I watched him while he thought about what his dad would do to him now." No.A first person observer can't state what someone else thinks.
Is this written in First Person? "When he got there, Bruce went in and got a drink and fell on his bed." No. He can't see Bruce, so he doesn't know what Bruce is doing.
Is this written in First Person? "He sat still while I scratched his ears; I guess he liked it." Yes. He is assuming the dog likes it rather than stating it as a fact.
What is generally unacceptable in modern writing? “author intrusion”
What is this an example of? "It wasn't without its problems, though, and I'd want you to know about those." “author intrusion”
Which sentence is in a third person limited (or assigned) point of view and which is not? "Willie sat on his steps wishing he'd been smarter in the way he talked to Linda. Across town, Linda hung up the phone after talking to her best friend, Louise." The first sentence is and the second is not. The character that the story is assigned to is Willie.
Which point of view is this written in? "Jillian could think of no one but Bret. But Bret's thoughts were clearly on Sue." It is written in the third person multiple point of view
Is this written in third person multiple point of view? "With the plane on autopilot, Rudy stared out the window. Far below, little Ric Stanford looked up and told his mom that someday he intended to fly a small plane like the one going over now." No.
Is this written in third person multiple point of view? "With the plane on autopilot, Rudy let his mind drift. Far below, little Ric Stanford looked up and thought how exciting it would be to fly a small plane like the one going over now." Yes.
What point of view is this written in? "This third person multiple stuff is confusing," the student thought. "What's so hard about it?" the teacher wondered. written in the third person multiple point of view
Is this written in a third person objective point of view? "Something is wrong," she thought. No, because of the "she thought"
Which of the following sentences is out of place in a story written in the third person objective point of view? A. "Take it easy, pal," Weston called. B. "OK," Wayne called back over the roar of the highway. C. "Nothing to worry about," he thought. C. "Nothing to worry about," he thought.
Is this written in the third person objective point of view? "Meanwhile, in the principal's office, Stacy was listening to Mr. Smart tell her she was in big trouble." Yes, because the writer is simply stating the facts of the story and not assuming (or telling) the reader how Stacy felt or what she was thinking.
What point of view did the writer use for the story "Difficult people?" Since the narrator always stays with the son--in the house and when he goes for a walk and back in the house again--this is third person limited. We are assigned to him.
In lesson 1, find the excerpt about the two boys on a hillside throwing rocks down from a flume. Which point of view is used? First Person
In Lesson 2, find the story, "The Monkey's Paw." Which point of view is used? The key is to see if thoughts are read, and if they belong to more than one character. The narration always stays with the father. We are occasionally told the thoughts of others,though, so it has to be third person multiple.
In lesson 2, you read a little vignette about a boy going backpacking with his dad. The first sentence was, "One time, my dad and I went on a backpacking trip." Which point of view is used? First Person
In Lesson 3, find the Bible story, "The Prodigal Son." Which point of view is used? The key is to see if the story stays with only one character, then to see if thoughts are read. These observations will lead you to the correct point of view. third person objective
From which point of view is the story "The Birthday Party" (lesson 3) told? First Person
From which point of view is the story "The Tell-Tale Heart" (lesson 5) told? First Person
True or False: When using third person objective while writing, you can explain the thoughts of any/all the characters. False. No thoughts are allowed in third person objective
Is this an example of third person objective? "But maybe he was just bored and wanted to see how Wilson would perform on the flume." No, because no thoughts are allowed in third person objective
What could be changed to make this sentence be in third person objective point of view? "When that didn't seem adequate, he added, "To walk the flume."" The quotation is fine, but the reading of thoughts ("When that didn't seem adequate...") would have to go.
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