Messing About With Words
When a work colleague asked me if I had blogged about the difference between third person closed and third person unlimited (omniscient), I wasn’t really sure what he was talking about. My first reaction was to look up the word omniscient itself which I now know means “all knowing”. This inspired me to write Note 251 The prefix omni and related words a couple of days ago.
Since then a few other writers have left some very useful comments on this post which helped me put the phrase ‘omniscient point of view (POV)’ into context. I’ve also googled it and About.com Grammar & Composition says that there are three main types of third-person points of view which are omniscient, closed and objective as described below; however Wikipedia also mentions subjective so I’ve added that as well:
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