Narration styles

First-person: Uses I to refer to the narrator. SUbjective: only what the character thinks

  • homodiegetic: character-narrator:  a character narrates.
  • a subset of homodiegetic is autodiegetic: the protagonist is the character who narrates


Third-person: not I; not a character in the story world.

  • omniscient: all-knowing. narrator can go into the heads of everyone
  • limited: can go into one character’s head
  • objective: does not go into anyone’s head. All based on what can be observed.

reliable vs unreliable narrator


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