Phase 1 - Writing Technique - Point Of View

Point Of View - school tutoring academy - learneverythingabout.comNarrative Point of View is a writing technique used to express from who's perspective you're experiencing in the story.

Whether for poetry or songs, lyrics that are written in different points of view have different effects depending on the specific perspective you choose.

And often times point-of-views can even change in the middle of your writing for increased effect on the audience.

There are three point of view:

Examples of Points Of View in Poems and Songs

From Popular Poems

From Popular Songs

Songs are notorious for creating narratives using point of view. Songs are either written "to" (i.e. 2nd person) someone, "about" (i.e. 3rd person) someone or about oneself (i.e. 1st person).

So feel free to read the lyrics of your favorite songs for examples.

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Updated: April 3, 2020

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