Perspective

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Perspective refers to the way in which a narrator confers information to an audience.

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Definition

As with point of view and focalization, perspective is a term used to reference how a narrator or focalizer regulates information. Many different variations of perspective, as with point of view, are possible which govern the way a story is told. Multiple perspectives are also a frequent occurrence in narratives, allowing for a more complete picture of a story. In a general sense, perspective in a story is aligned with the thoughts and feelings of one character at a time, filtering the story through the lens of that character's interpretation.

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Related Terms

point of view, focalization, focalizer

References

Keen, Susan. Narrative Form

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