narrator is a character in the story; first person pronouns (I, we, me) used when narrator speaks
narrator is not a character in the story; uses only third person pronouns (he, she, or they) to refer to characters, never first person pronouns (I, we, me)
narrator knows the inner thoughts and feelings of one character
narrator knows what many characters are thinking and feeling omni: “all” scient: “to know”
The story is narrated by the author as if he is a spectator of the events with no opinion. Objective POV contains no references to thoughts or feelings. Think of the narrator as a camera: The reader forms their own opinion Sample text from Hansel and Gretel “Hansel walked ahead of Gretel. Gretel dropped breadcrumbs behind her as she went. Ahead of them, the old witch waited.” This passage is all action, and no thoughts or feelings are included.
1. Ignore any text that is enclosed in quotation marks (“ “), which is character dialogue. 2. Look for examples of first-person pronouns when the narrator is speaking (I, me, we, us, my, our, etc.). If you find even one example of the narrator using a first-person pronoun, the narrator is first person. If not, continue to step 3.
3. If the narrator does not use first-person pronouns, the narrator is third person. Continue to step 4. 4. Look for examples where the narrator describes what a character is thinking or feeling. If the narrator only shares the thoughts/feelings of a single character, the narrator is third person-limited. Otherwise, continue to step 5. 5. If the narrator reveals the thoughts/feelings of more than one character, the narrator is third person- omniscient http://www.flocabulary.com/point-of-view/