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Point of View - Fiction (Grade 5)

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Point of View - Fiction

Identify the point of view in this passage from Ernest Hemingway's "The Old Man and the Sea."

Then he looked behind him and saw that no land was visible. That makes no difference, he thought. I can always come in on the glow from Havana.
  1. first person
  2. third person limited
  3. second person
  4. third person omniscient
Read this line from the poem:

Then, he appeared like the sun peeping through the clouds.

Why does the poet compare the father to the sun?
  1. to demonstrate how bright things can make people happier in crowded places
  2. to explain that it is no longer cold when the father finally arrives at the station
  3. to show how he brightens the speaker's day when he emerges from the crowd
  4. to encourage people to be positive like a ray of sunshine in a cold and dark day
I was shaking like a leaf. My palms were sweating. My heart was pounding so loudly I was sure everyone around me could hear it. I hated presentations.

This passage is written using which point of view?
  1. first person
  2. second person
  3. third person
Which point of view is the following passage written in?

Jim slowly opened the blinds. He couldn't believe his eyes! There was more than a foot of snow! He couldn't be more excited for what he hoped would be a snow day. Mrs. Johnson, on the other hand, his science teacher, was extremely disappointed to find all the snow that morning. That meant another day lost for the long awaited science experiment. She hoped they would have enough time to do the experiment in school the next day.
  1. first person
  2. third person
  3. third person omniscient
It was a glorious morning in Alabama. The sun was shining through the trees. Alan couldn't wait to find his fishing pole and call his friend Sam to go fishing. They had a great time on these early morning fishing trips. They took their dogs with them and the dogs would swim in the lake while they fished. It was so funny to watch those dogs paddle around the lake.

What is the purpose of the passage above?
  1. Entertain
  2. Inform
  3. Explain
  4. Persuade

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