A point of view (POV)
is a manner of consideration or appraisal, a standpoint. It’s an opinion,
attitude, or judgment. It’s the mental position from which ideas, people, or
other physical things are viewed. It’s the spatial or ideational property of
the position from which something is observed.
In literature, a point of view is the mental position or attitude that a
narrator takes about the story he’s telling. The tale being narrated can be
fictional or nonfictional, but most often POV is a dominant factor in
fictional novels, short stories, or other fictional tales.
I'm currently posting a series on the subject of literary points of view
at Electricka's blogs. Come join me there. I'm up to Part 3 of what will
become a six-part series, but you can start at Part 1 if you prefer.
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