Questions tagged [perspective]

Questions about the perspective or perspectives used in works of literature, i.e. the point of view from which a story (or part of it) is told. In other words, "Who is the narrator?" Typical examples are first-person perspective, second-person perspective, third-person perspective and alternative perspective.

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Skloot's The Immortal Life of Henrietta Abstraction Analysis

The Random House Teacher's Guide for The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks poses this question. Can you help to break down the question and understand what is being asked for? Rebecca Skloot begins ...
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What is Faulkner's point of view in the “Address to the Graduating Class?”

Here is the "Address to the Graduating Class" by Faulkner. Years ago, before any of you were born, a wise Frenchman said, “If youth knew; if age could.” We all know what he meant: that when you ...
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When did the perspective-switching trend begin?

In many Young Adult novels I have read lately (in the past couple years), the book changes the perspective every chapter (or every page). For instance, The Sun is Also a Star, by Nicola Yoon (ISBN: ...
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What did Wodehouse say about writing in the first-person?

P. G. Wodehouse is known as a consumate stylist, and a lot is known about how he plotted and wrote his novels. Did he ever say anything about his writing in the first person? I'm particularly curious ...