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Standing Apart: The Third Person

Lecture no. 13 from the course: Great American Short Stories: A Guide for Writers and Readers

Standing Apart: The Third Person

Taught by Professor Jennifer Cognard-Black | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses

See why the point of view of a story is one of the most important choices a writer can make. Different perspectives create different reactions in the reader, and the third person has three distinct variations that allow writers to determine the level of objectivity and distance a story needs to create the best effect. Consider several examples and how they work.


September 20, 2019
I liked the third person point of view the best. It gave me clarity.