About This Chapter
NES ELA: Points of View in Literature - Chapter Summary
This comprehensive overview is designed to give you the insight you need to answer questions related to points of view in literature when you take the NES English Language Arts test. Watching the video lessons can help you:
- Get the gist of first-, second- and third-person point of view
- Understand point of view in fiction
- Identify types of narrators in literature
- Describe the role of the narrator in American novels
- Discuss how an author is able to develop and contrast points of view
This chapter gives you the opportunity to learn from expert instructors in the comfort of your home or on the go via your smartphone or tablet. You can also access experts who are ready to answer any questions you have about the lessons.
NES ELA: Points of View in Literature Chapter Objectives
Topics in this chapter help you prepare for a specific portion of the NES English Language Arts assessment. The test is broken into five content domains. This chapter's lessons are found in the Analyzing and Interpreting Literature content domain which constitutes approximately 23% of the total exam. Preparing for this portion of the assessment gets you closer to earning a national benchmark minimum passing score of 220 (or 236 in Oregon) and gaining the ability to teach English language arts to secondary-level students in your state.
The assessment consists of 150 multiple-choice questions and is taken on the computer. In addition to watching video lessons that explore points of view in literature, you can take the lesson quizzes in this chapter that are similar in content and format to those you'll find on the test. If you answer any quiz questions incorrectly, simply click the link next to that answer to revisit the related topic in the video lesson.
1. Point of View: First, Second & Third Person
Just who is telling this story? In this lesson, we'll look at point of view, or the perspective from which a work is told. We'll review first person, second person and third person points of view.
2. Point of View in Fiction: First Person, Third Person & More
In this lesson, we will explore point of view in fiction. We will learn about several possible points of view (first person, second person, and third person) and practice identifying them.
3. Narrators in Literature: Types and Definitions
Learn how point of view, or the angle from which a story is told, impacts the narrative voice of a work of literature. Explore, through examples, how point of view can be limited, objective, or omniscient.
4. Role of the Narrator in American Novels: Types and Examples
Thinking about who is telling the story in a novel, and what he or she might be leaving out, is crucial to understanding that novel. Learn about the various types of points of view in American novels, as well as a few specific, noteworthy narrators, in this lesson.
5. How an Author Develops & Contrasts Points of View
The point of view an author uses to tell a story is of great importance. Adding just one point of view can change a narrative completely. Read on to find out how authors use point of view in writing!
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Other chapters within the NES English Language Arts: Test Practice & Study Guide course
- About the NES Test
- NES ELA: Structure, Analysis & Word Meanings
- NES ELA: Strategies for Acquiring New Vocabulary
- NES ELA: Influences on the English Language
- NES ELA: Figures of Speech & Meaning
- NES ELA: Reading & Comprehension Strategies
- NES ELA: Organization of Written Works
- NES ELA: Climax & Plot in Written Works
- NES ELA: Themes in Written Works
- NES ELA: Strategies for Reading Informational Texts
- NES ELA: Strategies for Reading Persuasive Texts
- NES ELA: Strategies for Reading Technical & Functional Texts
- NES ELA: Genres in Literature
- NES ELA: Analyzing & Interpreting Nonfiction
- NES ELA: Analyzing & Interpreting Literary Fiction
- NES ELA: Types of Literary Fiction
- NES ELA: Analyzing & Interpreting Literary Drama
- NES ELA: Analyzing & Interpreting Poetry
- NES ELA: Analyzing & Interpreting Prose
- NES ELA: Literature in Old English & Middle English
- NES ELA: The Renaissance in English Literature
- NES ELA: English Literature in the 17th & 18th Century
- NES ELA: Romantic Prose in English Literature
- NES ELA: The Romantic Poetry Movement
- NES ELA: Victorian Literature
- NES ELA: Turn-of-the-Century Literature
- NES ELA: Modernist Authors in English Literature
- NES ELA: Nonfiction in English Literature
- NES ELA: The Oral Tradition
- NES ELA: Noun & Verb Usage in the English Language
- NES ELA: Phrases & Clauses in English
- NES ELA: Types of Sentences in English
- NES ELA: Modifiers in the English Language
- NES ELA: Grammar Conventions
- NES ELA: Comma Rules
- NES ELA: Spelling Rules
- NES ELA: Precision & Clarity in Writing
- NES ELA: Effective Composition Writing
- NES ELA: The Writing Process
- NES ELA: Research Writing
- NES ELA: Narrative Writing Strategies
- NES ELA: Expository Writing Strategies
- NES ELA: Persuasive Writing Strategies
- NES ELA: Analytical Writing Strategies
- NES ELA: Effective Listening Strategies
- NES ELA: Public Speaking Strategies
- NES ELA: Viewing & Presenting Images