Narrator: Definition, Types & Examples


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What is a narrator?

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1. Which of the following is a point of view a narrator can have in a story?

2. Which style of narration is rarely used in literature?

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About This Quiz and Worksheet

Writers use different types of narrators to tell their stories in prose and poetry, and their choices shape how readers understand and experience their works. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you identify different types of narrators and understand the effect a narrator has in how a piece of literature unfolds.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll need to answer questions on the following to pass this quiz:

  • The definition of 'narrator'
  • A narrator's point of view
  • A narration style that's rarely used
  • A narrator's knowledge
  • Narrators and their roles in stories

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about different types of narrators in literature
  • Defining key concepts - ensure you can accurately define main terms, such as point of view and omniscient
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast points of view

Additional Learning

You can learn more by reviewing the lesson called Narrator: Definition, Types & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Know the different types of narrators in literature
  • Understand how to identify different types of narrators
  • Discuss a narrator's point of view
  • Review the abilities of an omniscient narrator
  • Recognize the limitations of a first-person narrator