Definition of first person in English:

first person


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    see person (sense 2)
    1. 1.1the first person A type of narrative in which the protagonist relates their story using the first person, i.e. using the pronoun ‘I’.
      • ‘Second, many stories that Evans treats as first-person experience are plainly nothing of the sort.’
      • ‘He wanted to do a first-person narrative describing a real human story and he wanted to fuse stories within the work.’
      • ‘Well, the first-person narrator is not the only one who feels despair when faced with something like that.’
      • ‘You imagine a voice for the blogger's endless first-person narrative.’
      • ‘Everyone would think of it as a very clever first-person story.’
      • ‘To begin with, a first-person narrator must usually be a reasonably articulate individual, if he is to be convincing.’
      • ‘Padma's daughter, Mallika introduces her mother, the only first-person narration in the book.’
      • ‘Fowler is the first-person narrator of the book and so most of his best material is internal monologue.’
      • ‘This could not happen to a real person, nor, perhaps, to the narrator of a first-person novel.’
      • ‘His first-person account of his experiences will be serialised in the Wiltshire Times over the next few weeks.’
      • ‘Its focus is on subjectivity and lived experienced, usually told as a first-person narrative.’
      • ‘The protagonist, who tells the story as a first-person account, is the hunchback lawyer Matthew Shardlake.’
      • ‘If he wants to write a political first-person story about how he feels on issues, fine.’
      • ‘The use of Joy as a narrator on the soundtrack reflects the first-person narration of the original novel.’
      • ‘I love the way that first-person narrative can seem fictional.’
      • ‘In a chatty, first-person narrative, the down-to-earth Nan describes going into service while still a child herself.’
      • ‘Daisy has a fragility that is beautifully conveyed in her delicately ungainly first-person narration.’
      • ‘Nothing is being kept from the reader - we know as much as our first-person protagonist, Carl, does.’
      • ‘Yes, the novel itself is a first-person novel, it's written in the first person.’
      • ‘You wrote a first-person story for Newsday about this very frightening ordeal.’


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