Narrative Tense and POV

 

He Was an Old Man

In this lesson, you will write a scene about an old man, from a 3rd person point of view.

Study the example below. (Notice the use of the 3rd person pronoun, "he" or "she").

Example:

The old man with the long gray beard sat with his back against a thick tree. His legs were tired, but his determination was still strong. His name was Agrak. He planned to rest here for just a few minutes, before proceeding on his journey. He still had a long way to go.

Agrak had a special ability. He could speak the language of the birds. Most birds seemed to recognize this, as if by instinct. So it didn't surprise him when a black bird swooped down and landed on his finger. The bird held a glowing pearl in its mouth.

"What have you there?" asked Agrak.

Lesson Steps

  1. Open your writing portfolio.
    • Level 13
      • Agrak, the Bird Talker
  2. Write a scene about an old man.
    • Use 3rd person POV.
    • Minimum word count: 100 words
  3. When you are finished, return to this page to take the quiz.

Instructions for the Quiz

Answer the questions.

Quiz