Point of View and Tense

FIRST, read the following:

“Point of View and Tense” handout
Jackson’s “The Lottery”
Moore’s “A Kids’ Guide to Divorce”
SECOND, post your responses on the following items in the “Point of View” discussion board below:

What point of view (POV) are these two stories told from?
Why do you think the authors chose these POVs? (Consider: Why are these POVs effective/appropriate for these stories? How might the stories change if the authors had chosen different POVs?)
What tense is being used in each story? (Consider: Why are these tenses effective/appropriate for these stories? How might the stories change if the authors had chosen different tenses?)
THIRD, post at least ONE thoughtful response to a classmates’ original post.

FOURTH, think long and hard about your Point of View and Tense options in your own work–how might you use POV and tense? What are the advantages/disadvantages to each option? Which option best suits your fiction/poetry? Apply your learning to your own work!

Sample Solution

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