English Point of View and Theme
point of view
the angle or position from which a story is told
first person point of view
a point of view in which the main character is his own person
third person limited point of view
a point of view in which the narrator is watching the action; we only know the thoughts and feelings of the main character
third person omniscient point of view
a point of view in which the reader knows the thoughts and feelings of all the characters
verbal irony
when the writer or speaker says one thing and means something entirely different
dramatic irony
when the meaning of the circumstances are understood by the audience but not by the characters in the story
irony
a literary term referring to how a person, situation, statement, or circumstance is not as it would actually seem
theme
a thought or idea the author presents to the reader that may be deep, difficult to understand, or even moralistic
implicit theme
a theme that is implied and may be interpreted in different ways
explicit theme
a theme that is obvious, and/or is told in the text