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Why do authors use first person point of view?

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Why do authors use first-person point of view?

Point of View in Fiction Writing:

The protagonist is the character in a story, novel, or play with whom the author wants the reader to identify. One strategy for controlling this reader response in prose fiction is the choice of point of view to be used in the text.

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Authors generally used the first-person point of view, sometimes called the "I" voice, to immediately set up one central character as the...

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Point of View in Fiction: First Person, Third Person & More

from College English Composition: Help and Review

Chapter 14 / Lesson 7
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