Narration: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd
Covers the most basic information for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd person narration
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Transcripts - Narration: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd
8th Grade English !
Hall-Dale Middle School
1st Person Narration
A ﬁrst person narration is
written using “I” and “we”
When you write in ﬁrst person, you’re talking about yourself.
I went to English class. !
We went out for ice cream after practice.!
My mom packs my lunch every day.
* If a story is written in 1st person, the narrator is a
character in the story.
2nd Person Narration
A second person narration is written using “you”
When you write in second person, you’re talking to the reader.
You went to the movies with Malcolm.!
Your dad made you dinner yesterday. !
You and Dani are best friends.
* Very few books are written this way, if it is, it is
meant to make the reader the main character.
3rd Person Narration
Third person narration is written using “he” or “she”
When you write in third person, you are writing about other people
without mentioning yourself.
He made a very difﬁcult decision. !
Allie and Jodie created rival tribes. !
The main character matured over the course of the novel.
* In a story with 3rd person narration, the
narrator is not a character in the story.